NIST research opportunity for voting equipment

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 13:25:19 CDT

>Federal Register Announcement:
>
>DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and
>Technology[Docket No.: 050309067-5067-01] Voting Equipment
>Evaluations AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology,
>Commerce. ACTION: Notice.
>
>SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Help America Vote
>Act (HAVA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology
>(NIST) will be conducting research on voting equipment used in the
>2004 elections. The NIST research is designed to: (1) Determine the
>realistic usability benchmarks for current voting system technology
>to support usability performance standards in next generation
>voluntary voting systems standards, and (2) develop usability test
>protocols for conformance testing of such standards. NIST may also
>examine relevant instructions, documentation and error messages,
>without doing any direct usability studies thereon. Manufacturers
>interested in participating in this research will be asked to
>execute a Letter of Understanding. Interested parties are invited to
>contact NIST for information regarding participation, Letters of
>Understanding and shipping.
>
>DATES: Manufacturers who wish to participate in the program must
>submit a request and an executed Letter of Understanding by May 2,
>2005, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
>ADDRESSES: Letters of Understanding may be obtained from and should
>be submitted to Allan C. Eustis, National Institute of Standards and
>Technology, Information Technology Laboratory Office, Technology
>Building 225, Room B257, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8901,
>Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8901.
>
>Letters of Understanding may be faxed to: Allan C. Eustis at (301) 840-1357.
>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For shipping and further information, you
>may telephone Allan C. Eustis at (301) 975-5099, or e-mail:
>allan.eustis@nist.gov.
>
>SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the
>Help America Vote Act (Public Law 107-252), the National Institute
>of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be conducting research on
>voting equipment used in the 2004 elections. The NIST research is in
>support of Technical Guidelines Development Committee Resolution
>5-05 Human Performance-Based Standards and Usability Testing, and
>are designed to:
>(1) Determine the realistic usability benchmarks for current voting
>system technology to support usability performance standards in next
>generation voluntary voting systems
>
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