Re: Cost for certification

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 15:14:42 CDT

Ellen, I will me starting on some research looking into this again. If you
would like to work with me on this, that would be great.

FYI, here are the guys I spoke with at the labs 3 years ago:

Wyle Labs
Jim Dearman
256-837-4411 x 218

PSI Net
Sean Southworth
256-837-4800 x 222

I have no idea if this contact info is still good--might be a good place to
start.

Alan

> 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" <jones@cs.uiowa.edu>
> To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> 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
> > jones@cs.uiowa.edu
> >
>
>
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