Re: Cost for certification

From: Ellen Theisen <ellent_at_olympus_dot_net>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 15:43:29 CDT

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Dechert" <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Cost for certification

> 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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