Re: Cost for certification

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 14:44:24 CDT

Alan, I suggest you get an updated and documented figure (including
travel and lodging) for the certification efforts, because we'll need
such figures for the detailed state HAVA proposal budgets. I think
we need that in the subcontractor's portion of several of the state
proposals, including UC's.

Best regards,

At 11:39 AM -0700 5/17/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>I looked into this about 3 years ago. The answer seems to be "it depends."
>From the conversations I had back then, I had the impression that
>around $75,000 would be a good figure to work with. In some ways
>our architecture would be easier for them because they don't have to
>test COTS hardware. I suppose we'd have to include an enclosure for
>them to test with.
>No one I spoke with felt that this system would be particularly
>difficult to get certified, even though they don't have much in the
>way of guidelines for voter verified poll site printed ballots like
>we're talking about.
>Alan D.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <>Ellen Theisen
>To: <>OVC
>Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 6:07 AM
>Subject: [voting-project] Cost for certification
>Does anyone know the costs of certification? How much to have the
>ITA qualify the product? How much to have a state certify it?
>Ellen Theisen
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