Re: Question re US EAC Technical Decision-Makers

From: Lillie Coney <coney_at_epic_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 17:28:21 CDT

Doug this is absolutely not the case. The TGDC repeatedly ignored
advice given by NIST regarding such basic security threats at the
IR ports on voting machines. Really see the advice given by NIST
to the TGDC you should look at the document prepared by NIST
and edited by the TGDC. It is the best source on the recommendations
on voting systems made by the agency to the EAC.

The following is the link to the transcript for the last TGDC meeting
to draft their voting standards document for submission to the


>On Jul 12, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Kathy Dopp wrote:
>> I'm at NASS and have been told that the EAC lets NIST make their
>> technical decisions on voting system requirements. Is that true?
>> I've rather heard that people without computer engineering or science
>> degrees make the decisions for the US EAC.
>The TGDC has overruled or ignored some NIST recommendations. I suspect
>that it's accurate to say that the EAC lets the TGDC make technical
>decisions. The TGDC works with NIST, but NIST folks have limited
>election expertise (they are learning fast, though), while TGDC is
>dominated by elections insiders (with only a few members who know
>much about computers).
> Doug Jones
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