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This Conference took place on August 17, 2004 in the Green Auditorium, NIST Campus, Gaithersburg, MD

Workshop Agenda:

9:00 am WELCOME and Logistics - Mary Saunders and Jeffrey Horlick

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9:05 WELCOME and Introduction to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) - Mark Skall and Paul DeGregorio

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9:15 Overview - The responsibilities of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) - Craig Burkhardt and Jeffrey Horlick

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9:30 Review of Current NASED Accreditation program - Brit Williams and Paul Craft

Set the boundaries for today's workshop - Jeffrey Horlick

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9:45 Part 1 - HAVA and Conformity Assessment, Laboratory Accreditation, and Product Certification

Vocabulary - voting community and laboratory accreditation community
The Voting System Standards of 2002 (VSS)
The test methods in the VSS
Test methods incorporated by reference

Development of the NVLAP Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP)

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11:15 Part 2- HAVA and Conformity Assessment, Laboratory Accreditation, and Product Certification

Laboratory Accreditation and Peer Expert Assessors

Requirements for laboratories
NIST Handbook 150 and ISO/IEC 17025
Program specific requirements
HAVA and EAC requirements

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1:40pm Open Discussion and Wrap-up-

Details of Accreditation for Laboratories
Scope of Accreditation
Time-line for development of the program
Flow Diagram of steps leading to accreditation
Cost of accreditation
Schedules for application and assessment
Accredited laboratories available for subcontracting for other kinds of testing (e.g. EMC)

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4 pm Adjourn