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Subject: Re: [election-services] Fw: [Fwd: VVSG v.1.1 documents]

If this is like past VVSG comments, they'll have a on-line section by
section commenting tool but will also allow narrative submissions.

FYI: We've submitted narrative and section-by-section comments for our
NSF ACCURATE center twice in the past:


best, Joe

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 6:55 AM, David RR Webber (XML) <david@drrw.info> wrote:
> John,
> Great idea.  I guess for format - just note Page # and paragraph - and then
> put comment below each item?
> Thanks, DW
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [election-services] Fw: [Fwd: VVSG v.1.1 documents]
> From: John Borras <johnaborras@yahoo.co.uk>
> Date: Tue, June 02, 2009 4:38 am
> To: EML TC <election-services@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Colleagues
> For information and review please.  Can I suggest we put in a single
> response from the TC so if you would let me have your comments, say by the
> end of June, I'll co-ordinate them and send in our response.
> Regards
> John
> M. +44 (0)7976 157745
> Skype: gov3john
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: P.Gannon <pgannon@gmail.com>
> To: "Borras, John" <johnaborras@yahoo.co.uk>
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 2:39:21
> Subject: [Fwd: VVSG v.1.1 documents]
> John,
> You may want to forward this notice and attached documents to the OASIS E&VS
> TC for the 120 public comment period on the US Voluntary Voting System
> Guidelines (VVSG) version 1.1.
> Best regards,
> --   Patrick Gannon  pgannon@gmail.com  +1 978 458 7478 (office)  +1 408 242
> 1018 (mobile)
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: VVSG v.1.1 documents
> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:15:09 -0400
> From: ddavidson@eac.gov
> To: patrick.gallagher@nist.gov, rragsdale@broomfield.org,
> hpurcell@risc.maricopa.gov, llamone@elections.state.md.us, rgardner@nfb.org,
> baquis@access-board.gov, pjenkins@us.ibm.com, baquis@access-board.gov,
> daw@cs.berkeley.edu, kaner@kaner.com, britw@bellsouth.net,
> PMiller@secstate.wa.gov, pgannon@gmail.com, whitneyq@wqusability.com,
> rivest@mit.edu, schutzerd@citigroup.com
> June 1, 2009
> Technical Guidelines Development Committee Members,
> I wanted to write and notify you of the Election Assistance Commission’s
> (EAC) official submission of Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG)
> version 1.1 for review and comment by the Standards Board and Board of
> Advisors per section 222 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The attached
> document represents the EAC’s purposed revision to the 2005 VVSG (v1.0.).
> The submission of the EAC’s purposed amendments to the VVSG to the Executive
> Board of the Standards Board and to the EAC’s Board of Advisors marks the
> opening of the official public comment period for VVSG v. 1.1. This comment
> period will run for 120 days and will conclude on September 28th, 2009.  At
> the conclusion of the 120-day public comment period, the EAC and NIST will
> review the comments received on VVSG v.1.1, and will issue the revised
> guidelines in late 2009.
> Why the revision is needed
> The guidelines are being revised to improve the quality and efficiency of
> testing performed under the EAC testing and certification program by
> including new software development and testing protocols and practices. This
> includes the development of uniform test suites by the National Institute of
> Standards and Technology (NIST). This revision will also clarify several
> ambiguities in the standard, providing test labs and voting system
> manufacturers with a clearer sense of performance and test requirements for
> EAC certification.
> The proposed revisions are largely informed by the work done by you the
> TGDC, when you issued your recommendations for the next iteration of the
> VVSG, and the thousands of public comments on the recommendations that the
> EAC received. The EAC also held seven roundtable discussions with groups of
> stakeholders to gather additional information on the recommendations.
> By revising the guidelines now, the EAC expects to improve the test process
> over the short term while allowing additional time to develop more complex
> revisions to be included in the second complete iteration of the guidelines,
> the VVSG version 2.0 (TGDC Recommendations, August 31st, 2007).
> Areas to be revised
> The EAC and NIST selected the revisions based on their ability to yield
> immediate and marked improvements to the test process and be implemented
> with relative ease. Moreover, the revisions do not require any hardware
> changes or significant software changes to existing systems, and can be
> adopted without extended research.
> The proposed revisions are to usability and accessibility, security, and
> core areas such as software workmanship. Following is a complete list of the
> areas to be revised:
> Hardware and software performance benchmarks and test method
> Software workmanship
> Test plan and test report
> TDP and voting equipment user documentation
> Non-EMC environmental hardware
> Human factors requirements
> System security documentation requirements
> Election records
> Voter verified paper audit trails (VVPAT)
> Cryptography
> External interface requirement
> EAC requests for interpretation (RFI) decisions
> General edits
> I want to encourage you to please review and comment on the purposed
> revisions.  As I mentioned above, many of the revisions come as a result of
> your effort in creating the TGDC recommendations for the Next Iteration and
> your comments will prove invaluable as the EAC works to complete this work
> prior to the end of 2009.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate
> to contact me at any time.  Thank you.
> Donetta L. Davidson
> Commissioner
> United States Election Assistance Commission
> 1225 New York Avenue, NW
> Suite 1100
> Washington, DC 20005
> (202) 566-3100
> (202) 566-1392 (fax)
> ddavidson@eac.gov
> (202)566-2365
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Joseph Lorenzo Hall
ACCURATE Postdoctoral Research Associate
UC Berkeley School of Information
Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy

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