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TGDC Meeting - February 13-14, 2017

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Note: The event hashtag has been changed to #2017TGDC


The Technical Guidelines Development Committee, an advisory committee to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), provides recommendations on voluntary standards and guidelines related to voting equipment and technologies. It is composed of fourteen members(link is external) selected from various standards boards and for their technical and scientific expertise related to voting systems and equipment. NIST chairs and manages the TGDC.

Day 1: February 13, 2017

Pledge of Allegiance

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Opening Remarks

  • Marc Guthrie, Access Board Representative
  • Kent B. Rochford, Chair, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards & Technology and NIST Director
  • Matthew Masterson, Commissioner, Designated Federal Officer for U.S. Election Assistance Commission
  • TGDC Introductions

9:00 – 9:15 AM:  Agenda – Mary Brady, Manager, Voting Program, NIST

9:15 – 10:45 AM:  Relating Lessons Learned from 2016 Election to the VVSG

  • Lori Augino, NASED Representative - Presentation
  • Bob Giles, EAC Standards Board Representative - Presentation
  • Linda Lamone, EAC Board of Advisor Representative
    • Natasha Walker, Project Manager of Election Management Systems - Presentation
    • Brandon Mulvey, Project Manager of Voting Systems Projects
  • Jeramy Gray, CIO, LA County Registrar-Recorder’s Office
  • Ross Hein, Wisconsin Elections Commission - Presentation
  • Greg Riddlemoser, Stafford County, VA Registrar

10:45 – 11:00 AM:  BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 AM:  Working Group and Constituency Group Activities since the September TGDC Meeting

  • Interoperability - John Wack, NIST
    • High Level principles & guidelines
    • Status of CDF efforts

11:45 – 1:00 PM:  LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45 PM:  Working Group and Constituency Group Activities since the September TGDC Meeting: Continued

  • Cybersecurity – Joshua Franklin, NIST
    • High Level Principles
    • Gap Analysis
    • Q&A discussion on: wireless, new technology systems, paper ballot, VR etc.
  • Auditability – David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley

1:45 – 2:30 PM:  Working Group and Constituency Group Activities since the September TGDC Meeting - Continued

  • Human Factors – Sharon Laskowski, NIST / Diane Golden, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
    • Overview of human factors core requirement updates and assumptions
    • Summary of HF PWG gap analysis and white paper recommendations
    • Discussion of issues: universal design at the polling place, voter-verifiable paper records, technologyspecific requirements
    • HF core requirements status

2:30 – 2:45 PM:  BREAK

2:45 – 3:15 PM:  General Principles for VVSG 2.0 – Benjamin Long, NIST

3:15 – 4:00 PM:  Testing in the Real World: Voting System Test Lab & Manufacturer – McDermot Coutts, Unisyn Voting Solutions and Pro V&V

4:00 – 4:30 PM:  Testing Working Group/Next Steps – McDermot Coutts, Unisyn Voting Solutions

4:30 – 5:00 PM:  Wrap-up and Overview of Day #2

Day 2: February 14, 2017

8:30 – 8:45 AM:  Day #2 Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 AM:  Scoping the VVSG

9:45 – 10:00 AM:  BREAK

10:00 – 11:45 AM:  Scoping VVSG: Continued

  • Open Discussion
  • Final Agreement on Scope

11:45 – 12:00 PM:   BREAK

12:00 – 1:30 PM:  Working Lunch Discussion: Cybersecurity in the Real World

1:30 – 3:00 PM:  VVSG Development Process

  • Coordination with Standards Board, Board of Advisors & NASED
  • Timelines & Next Steps Discussion
  • Next TGDC Meeting & Wrap-up

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Created January 10, 2017, Updated March 1, 2017