[EM] CORRECTING Black box voting repost re how HAVA imploded

Jonathan Lundell jlundell at pobox.com
Wed Jan 31 21:35:31 PST 2007

At 12:28 AM -0500 2/1/07, Dave Ketchum wrote:
>Step back, and think of the many places where we use computers BECAUSE, if
>designed and built to provide a service, they are the best way to get it
>done successfully:

NIST is charged under HAVA (Help America Vote Act) with providing
technical advice. In a draft report that they recently issued, they

>Are there ways to improve DREs so that they can be made secure and
>fully auditable? NIST and the STS do not know how to write testable
>requirements to satisfy that the software in a DRE is correct. The
>use of COTS software in DREs causes additional problems; having, for
>example, a large opaque COTS operating system to evaluate in
>addition to the voting system software is not feasible.

The draft is available here:

/Jonathan Lundell.

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