All VVSG test suites developed by NIST for the VVSG will undergo several levels of review.The reviews consist of at least one internal review initially and several subsequent external reviews by subject matter experts and ultimately the public. Reviews can be repeated prior to progressing to the next level of review and test suites can be returned to a prior level for review (e.g., after an internal review the test suite is modified and the review process restarted with a second internal review). Upon completion of internal reviews by NIST and external reviews by subject matter experts including the Voting System Test Laboratories (VSTL), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the EAC's Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) the test suites will be posted for public review and comment.
The table below provides the current status of specific VVSG test document reviews.
VVSG Test Material Under Development
|Human Factors & Privacy|
|-- Usability and Accessibility|
|Core Requirements & Testing|
|-- EMC Testing|
|-- Volume Testing|
|-- Vote Variations (logic)|
|-- Hardware Workmanship Testing|
|Security and Transparency|
|-- Communication Security, System Event Logging, and Physical Security Tests|
|-- Setup, Software, Install, & Integrity Management|
|-- Cryptography and Access Control|
|-- Security and Audit Architecture Requirements|
|Tool Assessment Guide|