Re: NIST research opportunity for voting equipment

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 13:41:02 CDT

So it sounds like that is only for equipment that *was* used in
Selection 04. So our stuff wouldn't be eligible (since we don't have
any yet), and we couldn't really participate, no? I'd love to see the
results from the DRE Cartel's vote stealing equipment though.

JamBoi

--- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> >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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JamBoi

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