Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)
Security and Transparency Subcommittee (STS) Teleconference *
August 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
Alicia Clay, Allan Eustis, Angela Orbaugh, Helen Purcell, John Kelsey,
John Wack, Mat Masterson (EAC), Patrick Gannon, Philip Pearce, Quynh
Dang, Ron Rivest
and Other Updates:
IEEE has nominates Sem Kaner as their representative to the TGDC.
for the August 17th plenary are moving along.
William Jeffrey has announced his departure of NIST for September
3, 2007 - he will chair the plenary meeting.
meeting web page is up <http://vote.nist.gov/TGDC/TGDCmeeting081707.htm>.
A CD with meeting material and the current VVSG will be mailed 8/9
Fed Ex. The plenary meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. ET on 8/17. Same
procedures will be followed as planned for July 3rd meeting.
W: There are lots of updates to the VVSG. We have received comments
from NAS and NASED - they are unhappy with how the VVSG is written;
they feel it is difficult to understand. [Although it is intended
for manufacturers and test labs it is important that everyone can
follow it.] We are working to clarify by writing better introductions
and making requirements clearer.
W: Will be calling Paul Miller s - would like election officials input
in what they expect to get out of the document.
W: We are re-wording the Access Control section of the VVSG - changing
the requirements that begin "If possible by the voting system
W: We are working to clarify the IVVR section, there is still lots
of confusion about the requirements for VVPR.
W: All security sections have been revised in the VVSG to combine
into fewer chapters.
W: A change document will be put out for the VVSG- changes noted from
previous versions. Most changes still coming will be technical edits.
and John have been working on an Executive Summary/Supplementary Document
with a spreadsheet that maps each requirement to applicable resolutions
and a reference source (whether it's a new requirement or carried
over from previous VVSG/VSS or federal standard). They will have this
out as soon as possible.
Masterson inquired about the approval process of the VVSG at the meeting
- Allan stated that it would be approved by subcommittee sections.
(The document will be approved by subcommittee sections as in the
also inquired about the approval process for the innovation class
white paper - Ron Rivest suggested preparing a resolution to accept
the white paper and forward to EAC for consideration (emphasizing
the importance of innovation).
NIST will be meeting with the Board of Advisors in October to discuss
Gannon brought up questions regarding the changes to the Electronic
Records section. John Kelsey noted the important changes to this section:,
primarily it was revised to remove duplication of requirements covered
in the cryptography and reporting requirements sections and to clean
next STS teleconference scheduled for August 14 will be to go over
the VVSG in brief. All TGDC members will be invited to participate.