Joint CRT and STS Teleconference
Thursday, June 28, 2007
11:00 a.m. EDT
Draft Meeting Minutes


1) Administrative updates and logistics for the July 3 TGDC plenary telecon. (Eustis, Wack)
2) Draft presentations for the July 3 TGDC plenary telecon. Please see attached Flater draft.
3) Any other items.

Attendees: Alan Goldfine, Allan Eustis, David Flater, Jon Crickenberger (NVLAP), Michael Koo, Nelson Hastings, Wendy Havens

Administrative Updates (Allan Eustis):

  • July 3rd Plenary Meeting: The meeting is scheduled to start 11:30 a.m. EDT, it will be webcast, with NIST staff in the NIST Employee Lounge and TGDC members (approx. 12-13) participating via teleconference (Phone # and Pass code the same as regularly scheduled subcommittee meetings). We will be using an on line hand raising tool, instructions on how to use have been emailed. Slides will be sent to members by Friday, June 29th. There will be hard wire network connections in the employees lounge for NIST use.
  • The agenda has been revised per request from Secretary Gale, STS first, then CRT, and concluding with HFP.
  • The meeting should conclude with 3 separate votes formally adopting the drafts with the editing token given to Bill Jeffrey for final changes.

CRT's Plenary Presentation (David Flater):

CRT only plans one presentation for the meeting, being given by David Flater.

  • The presentation will be short (barring any issues raised), only five slides.
  • The idea of the presentation is to review the CRT Issue Log which is a compilation of the 280 issues received, primarily from the TGDC members after the last plenary. The issue log documents to the responses to each issue.
  • Slide 1 is just a cover slide.
  • Slide 2 will discuss the issue log and the statistics.
  • Slide 3 will highlight resolved issues in the log.
    • Missing shake & bake tests: no longer missing
    • Benchmarking test method: rewrote explanation
    • Frequently misconstrued terms: replaced with more explanatory wording
    • Software engineering practices: fixed nits
    • Volume test: more parameters for op-scan
    • Many requirements clarified through wording changes or defined terms
  • Slide 4 will discuss issues that are pending, these are issues that have been resolved but did not make it into the VVSG draft that was distributed.
  • Slide 5 will discuss open issues. The first being Ron Rivest's question on field immunity clarification. [per Alan Goldfine this issue may be closed, it will be discussed offline] Also a coordination issue with STS on harmonization with reporting and the definition of token.

This is the last scheduled meeting before the plenary. The need for future teleconferences will be decided after the July 3rd plenary.

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

[* Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the TGDC is charged with directing NIST in performing voting systems research so that the TGDC can fulfill its role of recommending technical standards for voting equipment to the EAC. This teleconference discussion served the purposes of the CRT subcommittee of the TGDC to direct NIST staff and coordinate its voting-related research relevant to the VVSG 2007. Discussions on this telecon are preliminary, pre-decisional and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST or the TGDC.]



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