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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 05:09 PM
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12. About NIST's role in the election system in the U.S.
From their website:
NIST and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
The 2002 Help America Vote Act has given NIST a key role in helping to realize nationwide improvements in voting systems by January 2006. To assist the Election Assistance Commission with the development of voluntary voting system guidelines, HAVA established the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) and directs NIST to chair the TGDC. NIST research activities include:

* security of computers, computer networks, and computer data storage used in voting systems;
* methods to detect and prevent fraud;
* protection of voter privacy; and
* the role of human factors in the design and application of voting systems, including assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities (including blindness) and varying levels of literacy

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Great news! And a great moment for that Gandhi quote! ("First they ignore you...")

Gandhi, not Condi!
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