Re: Fwd: Jurisdictional focus

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 14:14:55 CDT

I was toying with the idea of doing a full court press for pilot use
this fall. However, the risk of failure is too great and the
spotlight will be very bright. Risk management dictates that we had
better do it right than quickly. We may want to do pilot use of an
incomplete system for the primary elections in California in spring
2005. However, it is unlikely that our pilot system could be
certified, and that itself could be a bar to pilot use.

My goals for the California project, where I would be Principal
Investigator, is to produce a complete software system by June 2005.
Get it certified and use it in pilots in fall 2005. Iterate and
improve it (getting it certified *again*) for use it in larger pilots
in spring 2006. General availability for fall 2006. We would then
evaluate the system, make one last pass of improvements (getting it
certified *again*) for spring 2007. The R & D contract would end at
the end of the summer of 2007. Note that UC would not be the entity
that arranges for certification, but it could be the OVC that
arranges for it. The statement of work for UC will include assisting
that entity. (Because I have a conflict of interest, it will be
someone else at UCSC who decides whether the OVC will be the
subcontractor on the project and how much the subcontract is for.)

Best regards,

At 8:02 AM -0700 4/28/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>Hello Dave:
> I'm just trying to stimulate discussion, not
>start a civil war. I've already conceded in advance
>that this is a somewhat 'provincial' proposal. If
>Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts or Baja-Norte, Mexico,
>feels that it can rapidly mobilize for at least a 3
>polling place pilot test, more power to them! Again,
>I strongly feel that there absolutely needs to be some
>sort of goals and some sort of schedule to focus
>Thanks, Ed Kennedy

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