Re: Cost for certification

From: Ellen Theisen <ellent_at_olympus_dot_net>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 15:09:47 CDT

Thanks Doug and Alan,

That gives me an idea at least. If you find out more, please let me know.
I'm not even sure who to ask or who would tell me.

Ellen Theisen
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas W. Jones" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Cost for certification

> 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
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