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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing Voting System Testing PDF  | Print |  Email
By Warren Stewart, VoteTrustUSA   
May 07, 2007

The Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a field hearing on voting system testing and certification at City Hall in New York City this morning.

 

Statement of Rep. Carolyn Maloney 

 

The following witnesses testified:

 

Panel I

The Honorable Donetta Davidson, chair of the Election Assistance Commission (Testimony)

Mark Skall, Chief, Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Panel II

Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair, New York State Board of Elections (Testimony)

David Wagner, Associate Professor, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley (Testimony)

Lawrence Norden, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law (Testimony)

John Washburn, VoteTrustUSA Voting Technology Task Force (Testimony)

Mac J. Slingerland, President & CEO, CIBER, Inc.

 

Submitted Statements:

John Gideon, VotersUnite.org 

Teresa Hommel,Wheresthepaper.org 

At the hearing Rep. Carolyn Maloney requested the following information from Mr. Slingerland of CIBER, Inc.:

 

Mr. Slingerland,

 

For each of the system listed below please produce the following sets of records:
1. The date the system was initially presented to the laboratory for testing
2. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to the NASED Voting Systems Board by the Laboratory.
3. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to a particular individual member of the NASED Voting Systems Board by the Laboratory.
4. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to the Laboratory by the NASED Voting Systems Board.
5. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to the Laboratory by any individual member of the NASED Voting Systems Board.
6. E-Mails, written correspondences, or other communications between the Laboratory and the NASED Voting Systems Board.
7. E-Mails, written correspondences, or other communications between the Laboratory and any individual member of the NASED Voting Systems Board.
8. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to the equipment manufacturer by the Laboratory.
9. All reports submitted or otherwise delivered to the Laboratory by the equipment manufacturer which relate to the repair and cure of defects found by the laboratory.
10. E-Mails, written correspondences, or other communications between the Laboratory and the equipment manufacturer which relate to failures to conform to standards or other defects found in the system under test.
11. E-Mails, written correspondences, or other communications between the Laboratory and the equipment manufacturer regarding the interpretation of how or if elements of a voting system standard apply to the system under test.
12. E-Mails, written correspondences, or other communications between the Laboratory and the NASED Voting Systems Board regarding the interpretation of how or if elements of a voting system standard apply the system under test.
13. The test plans, traceability matrix, test scripts, and other documents which demonstrate the system under test conforms to each element of the voting system standard applied to the system under test.
14. The date, location, and persons present at the witness build performed by the laboratory for the system under test.
15. For systems tested to the 2002 VSS, a copy of Physical Configuration Audit document created pursuant to section 8.7.1 of Volume I of the 2002 VSS.
16. For systems tested to the 2002 VSS, a list of the cryptographic hash values of the configuration items enumerated in the Physical Configuration Audit document pursuant to section 8.7.1 of Volume I of the 2002 VSS.

Please produce the 16 sets of documents described above for each of the following NASED Qualified systems:
N-1-02-12-11-001
N-1-02-21-21-002
N-1-02-22-22-003
N-1-04-12-12-001
N-1-04-12-12-002
N-1-04-12-12-003
N-1-04-12-12-004
N-1-04-12-12-005
N-1-04-22-22-001
N-1-04-22-22-002
N-1-06-12-12-001
N-1-06-12-12-002
N-1-06-12-12-003
N-1-06-12-12-004
N-1-06-12-12-005
N-1-06-12-12-006
N-1-06-12-12-007
N-1-06-12-12-009
N-1-06-12-22-008
N-1-06-22-22-001
N-1-07-12-12-001
N-1-07-22-11-001
N-1-07-22-11-002
N-1-07-22-11-003
N-1-07-22-11-004
N-1-07-22-11-005
N-1-07-22-11-006
N-1-07-22-11-007
N-1-12-22-12-001
N-1-12-22-22-002
N-1-16-22-12-001

Please produce the 16 sets of documents described above any system which has begun the NASED qualification process, but for which no NASED System Qualification Number has been issued.

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