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Voting System Testing Update 10.16.12

from: Jessica Myers on Oct 16, 2012


*Important Announcement*
The Testing and Certification Division is looking for a Computer Engineer. The job posting is available on USAJOBS.gov. The incumbent serves as a Computer Engineer within the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Testing and Certification Division (T&C) and reports directly to the Director of Voting System Testing and Certification.  Applications are due by tomorrow, October 17, 2012!
Responsibilities include assisting with and consulting on technical reviews submitted by test labs during the testing of voting systems applying for EAC certification.  This includes review of (1) Technical Data Packages, (2) Test Plans, and (3) Test Reports.  In addition, the EAC will work with the laboratories as they develop test methods and specific test cases for manufacturer specific electronic voting systems. Reviews shall ensure that a plan is in place to properly test each voting system to the applicable voting system standards, that these tests are properly performed and documented, and that the test results demonstrate conformance with applicable voting system standards.  The incumbent may also be tasked with serving as the EAC program manager for specific voting system test engagements.
Voting System Testing Update
The EAC will post a “Voting System Testing Update” blog every Tuesday in an effort to keep everyone informed of the progress systems in the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program are making each week. We hope that this adds additional transparency to our process and allows stakeholders to get a weekly update about test campaigns that impact their jurisdiction.
Voting Systems under Test:
·         Dominion Democracy Suite 4.9. Wyle is developing the draft Test Plan for this campaign and plans to submit it to the EAC in early October due to some changes to the scope of the campaign. Dominion prepared an amended application to correct version numbers and expand the scope for this system and will submit it to the EAC in October. If you would like to view documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
·         Dominion Sequoia WinEDS 4.0. EAC is in discussion with Dominion about the next steps in this test campaign. For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
·         Election Systems & Software (ES&S) Unity EAC will provide comments on the Test Report on October 12, 2012. EAC will work with Wyle to resolve all outstanding comments. Wyle will submit a revised Test Report to the EAC for review. For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
·         Election Systems & Software (ES&S) EVS Wyle submitted a revised Test Plan to the EAC on October 1, 2012. EAC is reviewing the plan and provided comments on October 15, 2012.  A revision to the scope of testing removed modem functionality and the ExpressVote from this test campaign. For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Brian Hancock is the project manager on this test campaign.
If you would like more information about the certification process, please read Chapter 4 and 5 of the Testing and Certification Program Manual. If you have additional questions or would like additional information about a particular voting system, please email Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov.


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Voting System Testing Update 10.16.12

EAC will post a “Voting System Testing Update” blog each week tracking progress made on EAC system certification