Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)
Human Factors and Privacy Subcommittee (HFP)*
August 10, 2007
2. Overview of status of benchmarks: renamed, reworded in Chapter 3.
Revised white paper will be forthcoming.
3. Discussion of how to set benchmarks.
4. Summary of other HFP materials in preparation for TGDC meeting.
5. Other issues
Alice Miller, Allan Eustis, David Baquis (U.S. Access Board), John Cugini,
John Wack, Nelson Hastings, Philip Pearce, Sharon Laskowski, Whitney Quesenbery
Updates (Allan Eustis):
has nominated Dr. Cem Kaner (Florida Institute of Technology) to be
its representative on the TGDC. He has a PhD in experimental psychology,
Juris Doctor, and an extensive background in computer science.
week Dr. Jeffrey announced his NIST departure for September 3, 2007.
- The next
scheduled STS teleconference (Tuesday, Aug 14) will be dedicated for
reviewing the VVSG. All TGDC members invited to attend.
has been working on a number of logistical items including an executive
summary and companion documents for the VVSG. The web will have a set
of matrices posted that map all requirements to their source
- The TGDC
plenary is still scheduled to begin at 11:30 ET. We will be using the
TRACE hand raising software. We hope to have all power point presentations
by next Wednesday.
has distributed a detailed technical report outlining the benchmarks
work. She has also produced a 7 page overview summarizing the reporting
and providing the benchmarks.
- We have
three benchmarks: voter inclusion index (a function of the average error
rate, used to be called the accuracy index), total completion rate,
and perfect ballot index (now a ratio).
- The question
we're currently dealing with is how to write them into the current standard.
Currently the standard is written with the requirements stating the
systems have to meet these 3 benchmarks, (which we are including current
numbers for) with a statement saying that we are continuing to test
and final numbers are forthcoming. Discussion was held about how high
and how stringent those numbers should be. This question will be posed
to the TGDC as a whole at the plenary meeting.
- HFP would
like to make recommendation to EAC that these benchmark numbers are
reviewed periodically (this does not involve changing the standard or
the requirements, just the benchmark numbers).
of Notable Changes (John Cugini):
section 2.2 and 2.3 (What's New) - nice summary of what's new from VVSG
section 3.5 (Relationship of VVSG and HAVA) - this applies to the whole
standard but originated from HFP
1, section 6.4.5 (Maintainability of voting system) - no longer in 22.214.171.124
2, sections 3.6.2-A (vendor reporting of their own summative usability
tests), 4.4.6-A (usability of poll worker documentation), 4.4.6-B (vendor
must document the system's accessibility procedures) and 6.1-R (test
lab must report the metrics for usability of the system) Moved back
to Chapter 3 in Part 1 from the document requirements section.
3, section 3.3 (Performance Testing (Benchmarking)) - talks about performance
testing benchmarks in general
3, section 4.5 (Accessibility Test Methods) - J. Cugini feels this could
should be dropped
will be working on her presentation slides over the weekend to present
benchmarking materials and recommendations, as well as changes to HFP's
sections. Any comments should be emailed to her about any other material
needing to be covered at meeting.
discussed the approval process for the VVSG. Each subcommittee will
present and then a resolution will be offered to approve that section.
At the end of the meeting a resolution will be offered to approve the
document in whole. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks edits will be made.
is invited to the STS teleconference on Tuesday, August 14, 10:30 am
to go over the VVSG.
plenary on Friday, August 17, 2007, 11:30 a.m. ET.
to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the TGDC is charged with directing
NIST in performing voting systems research so that the TGDC can fulfill
its role of recommending technical standards for voting equipment to the
EAC. This teleconference discussion serves the purposes of the HFP subcommittee
of the TGDC to direct NIST staff and coordinate its voting-related research
relevant to the VVSG 2007. Discussions on this telecon are preliminary
and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST or the TGDC.]
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