Re: Cost for certification

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 14:28:18 CDT

On May 17, 2004, at 8:07 AM, Ellen Theisen wrote:

>
> How much to have the ITA qualify the product?

Guestimate, on the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars. You're
paying for serious time on the part of the source code examiners,
serious time on the part of the product testers, etc. The lowest cost
I've seen quoted for source code examination was around $14,000, but
that was for the examinations required by the German state of Saxony,
if I remember correctly.

> How much to have a state certify it?

In Iowa, you pay each of the three examiners expenses for a one day
meeting, plus $150 in "statutory fees" to each examiner, a fee set
in the 1920's, plus a full packet of materials for each examiner
documenting the system. We should raise the statuatory fee to closer
to $500 or even $1500 -- that last figure would be close to an
inflation adjusted equivalent of the original value of the fee when
it was set.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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