2017 State Certification Testing of Voting Systems National Conference

June 19-20

Austin, TX

AGENDA

Sunday, June 18, 2016
5:00p – 8:00 pm No-Host Dinner
Location: El Mercado
1702 Lavaca Street (Uptown location)
https://www.elmercadorestaurant.com
(about 1.2 miles from Omni Hotel, on other side of state capitol)
Monday, June 19, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 am Check-in / Pick Up Name Tag /
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome – Local Conference Hosts: Christina Adkins and Keith Ingram
8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome – Coby Shorter, III, Deputy Secretary of State, Texas
9:00 – 9:20 am Introduction of Attendees and Charge to the Conference – Merle King (Kennesaw State University)
 9:20 – 10:30 am Merle King (Kennesaw State University), Brian Hancock & Matt Masterson (U.S. Election Assistance Commission) – “Challenges to Better Security in U.S. Elections: The Last Mile
 10:30 – 10:45 am Break – The Capitol Grill (E1.002) is open for coffee, snacks and lunch
10:45 – 11:10 am Christina Adkins (Texas Secretary of State) – “How Public Perceptions Affect The Certification Process
11:10 – 11:35 am Jay Bagga, Bryan Byers (VSTOP, Indiana) – “Straight Party Voting and Down Ballot Outcomes: The Impact of Indiana’s Public Law 21-2016
11:35 – 12:00 pm Greg Riddlemoser (Stafford County, VA; TGDC) – “Purposefully Crossing the Streams: Incorporating Third-Party “Innovative Solutions” Into Testing/Certification Cycle
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – On your own – Capitol Grill https://www.austincapitolgrill.com/
1:00 – 1:30 pm Thomas Hicks (U.S. Election Assistance Commission) – “Critical Infrastructure Designation”
1:30 – 2:00 pm Brittany Westfall (WV Secretary of State’s Office) – “New Voting Systems; Old Law
2:00 – 2:40 pm Stuart Holmes (Washington Secretary of State), Rob Rock (Rhode Island), Sally Williams (Michigan Department of State), Moderator: Jessica Myers (U.S. EAC) – “ EAC Procurement and Implementation Program: State RFPs”
2:40 – 3:00 pm David Tarrant (Michigan Department of State) – “Michigan State Certification Program
3:00  – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 3:40 pm David Dove (GA Secretary of State’s Office) “Vendor vs. DHS; A True Test of System Readiness”
3:40 – 4:05 pm Tammy Patrick (Democracy Fund) – “Election Integrity and the U.S. Postal Service
4:05 – 4:40 pm Jerome Lovato, Danny Casias, Jessi Romero (Colorado Secretary of State’s Office) – “Colorado Risk Limiting Audit: Conception to Application
4:40  – 5:05 pm Anthony Stevens, Daniel Cloutier (New Hampshire Secretary of State) -”Electronic Poll Books, from Requirements to Test Cases
First Day Summary and Adjournment
Tuesday, June 20, 2016
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Conference Start
9:00 – 9:30 am Paul Craft, Steve Freeman, Kate McGregor (Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group) – “Acceptance Testing, More Important Than Ever
9:30  – 10:00 am Paul Aumayr (Maryland State Board of Elections) – “ Electronic Pollbook Replacement Project”
10:00 – 10:30 am Ryan Macias (U.S. Election Assistance Commission) – “Transitioning from VVSG 1.0 to 2.0
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:15 am Michael Santos (SLI Compliance) – “Voting System Security, As Per the VVSG
11:15 – 11:30 am Amy Cohen (Democracy Works) – “Update on Democracy Works Initiatives
11:30 – 12:00 am Jack Cobb, Michael Walker, Becky Santos (Pro V & V Inc. / Alabama) – “Tools for Penetration Testing
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – On your own.
1:00 – 1:45 pm Panel: Moderator, Brian Hancock (U.S. EAC) “”How You Gonna Keep Them Down On The Farm? Retention Of Highly Skilled Election Technologists”
1:45 – 2:15 pm Kim Brace (Election Data Services, Inc.) – “Do We Really Have Too Many Registered Voters?”
2:15 – 3:00 pm Veronica Degraffenreid, Marc Burris, Brian Neesby (North Carolina State Board of Elections) – “Voting Systems and Manual Entries
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 3:45 pm Lightning Talks – Tell your colleagues about challenges, strategies and successes, related to testing, certification and deployment of election and voting systems, in 3 minutes or less!
3:45 – 4:30 pm Closing of the Conference
ADJOURN