Re: NPR Show on e-voting, Raba report

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Feb 13 2004 - 11:51:40 CST

> Check out the recent report on the security of US Department of
> Defense Internet voting project (known as SERVE). You will find
> that it addresses both the coercion and vote selling issues you
> bring up.
>
> The report is at servesecurityreport.org
>
Where I noticed,

Authors
Dr. David Jefferson
Dr. Aviel D. Rubin
Dr. Barbara Simons
Dr. David Wagner

Which reminds me of something... [rubbing chin]. We have a lot of the
experts on board. One of the arguments for not getting all of the
first-tier experts on board is so that there will be some first-tier experts
around that can review our NSF proposal. But what if we care more about
HAVA than we care about NSF?

HAVA calls for NIST to do some of the things we want to do--but NIST is not
doing them. Frankly, the OVC is already better qualified to do this work
than NIST. We are now in a position to bring in as many experts as we need
to leave no doubt about who should be doing this work. Maybe we can get the
NIST tasks handed to the OVC. That is, let's get NIST to deputize the OVC
for this work.

NIST already knows about Saltman's paper on AUDITABILITY OF NON-BALLOT,
POLL-SITE VOTING SYSTEMS. It's on their web site.

http://vote.nist.gov/pospapers/Saltman-AuditabilityofDREs(Revised)2003.pdf

At one point (#9), he discusses my proposal for CA in this paper. BTW, I am
NOT interpreting this as a NIST endorsement of my proposal.

I plan to pursue this. NIST should not be doing the work (and they aren't)
that HAVA calls for. They should farm it out to the OVC.

Alan D.
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