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The Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Board on Computer Science and Telecommunications will conduct a study that will: (1) document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; (2) examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; (3) evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and (4) offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable.  The committee will issue a report at the conclusion of the study.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-STL-16-02

Project Duration (months): 14 month(s)

RSO: Mazza, Anne-Marie

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Computers and Information Technology
Conflict and Security Issues
Engineering and Technology
Math, Chemistry, and Physics
Policy for Science and Technology


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/23/2017

Mr. Neal Kelley
Neal Kelley is Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.6 million registered voters.

He joined the County as Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters in 2004. In his role as the County’s chief election official, he leads an organization responsible for conducting elections, verifying petitions and maintaining voter records.

Prior to joining Orange County, Kelley developed and grew several companies of his own, employing hundreds of people from 1989 to 2004. He was also an adjunct professor with Riverside Community College’s Business Administration Department, and served as a police officer in Southern California during the mid 1980's.

In 2009 Kelley earned professional election certification through the national Election Center and Auburn University as a Certified Elections and Registration Administrator (CERA). He has been the recipient of several awards for election administration, including recognition from the California State Association of Counties, the Election Center and the National Association of Counties. He was recently honored with the "2015 Public Official of the Year" from the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks.

Kelley is an appointed member of the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors (and currently serves as Chairman) and the EAC Voting Systems Standards Board, is the past president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), and is the immediate past president for the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC).

Kelley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Redlands and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Lee C. Bollinger - (Co-Chair)
Lee C. Bollinger is the nineteenth President of Columbia University. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, and currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School.

From November 1996 to 2002, Mr. Bollinger was the President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he had also served as a law professor and dean of the Law School.

Mr. Bollinger serves as the chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a director of the Washington Post Company and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. He is also a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Widely published on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and press, Mr. Bollinger’s books include: Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era; Images of a Free Press; The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America; and Contract Law in Modern Society: Cases and Materials. In January 2010, his most recent work, Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, was published by Oxford University Press.

Mr. Bollinger has received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for his leadership on affirmative action. He also received the Clark Kerr Award, the highest award conferred by the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, for his service to higher education, especially on matters of freedom of speech and diversity. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees from universities in this country and abroad.

After graduating from the University of Oregon and Columbia Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review, Mr. Bollinger served as law clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger on the United States Supreme Court. He joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1973.

Dr. Michael A. McRobbie - (Co-Chair)
Michael A. McRobbie is the 18th president of Indiana University. Dr. McRobbie joined IU in 1997 as vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and was appointed vice president for research in 2003. He was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for Indiana University’s Bloomington campus in 2006, and became president the following year.

In addition to his duties as president, Dr. McRobbie serves on several outside committees and organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. He is a member and former chair of the Board of Trustees of Internet2 and chair of the Board of Directors of the Digital Preservation Network. He is a member and former chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, and a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, and a member and former chair of University Research Associates, which is responsible for Fermi Lab.

Dr. McRobbie is also a member of the board of directors of the Indiana University Health system—one of the largest and most highly regarded hospital systems in the U.S.—and the OneAmerica insurance company, based in Indianapolis.

Dr. McRobbie also holds faculty appointments in computer science, philosophy, cognitive science, informatics, library and information science, and computer technology, and has been an active researcher in information technology and logic over his career. He has been the principal investigator on several major grants, has published a number of books, many articles, and has served on numerous editorial boards and conference committees.

A native of Australia, Dr. McRobbie received a Ph.D. from the Australian National University in 1979, and has honorary doctorates from the University of Queensland (2007); Sung Kyun Kwan University in Korea (2008); the Australian National University (2010); the South East European University in Macedonia (2011), which IU helped found; and Griffith University in Australia (2014). In 2013, Thailand's National Institute for Development Administration awarded him its Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Plaque for services to international education.

He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012 and is an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. In 2007, he was made a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the State of Indiana can bestow on a private individual. And, in 2010, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, Australia’s national honors system. In 2012, he was listed as one of America's 10 most popular university presidents.

Dr. Andrew W. Appel
Andrew W. Appel is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He served as Department Chair from 2009-2015. His research is in software verification, computer security, programming languages and compilers, and technology policy. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Princeton in 1981, and his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985. He has been Editor in Chief of ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems and is a Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). He has worked on fast N-body algorithms (1980s), Standard ML of New Jersey (1990s), Foundational Proof-Carrying Code (2000s), and the Verified Software Toolchain (2010s). He is the author of several scientific papers on voting machines and election technology, served as an expert witness on two voting-related court cases in New Jersey, and has taught a course at Princeton on Election Machinery.
Dr. Josh Benaloh
Josh Benaloh is Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington, and an elected Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. He holds an S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and M.S., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Yale University where his 1987 doctoral dissertation “Verifiable Secret-Ballot Elections” introduced the use of homomorphic encryption as a paradigm to enable election tallies to be verified by individual voters and observers without having to trust election equipment, vendors, or personnel.

Dr. Benaloh has published and spoken extensively on cryptography, policy, and election technologies. He is an author of the widely-covered 2015 “Keys Under Doormats” report which explores the technical implications of restrictions on cryptography and helped influence the ongoing political debate. He is also an author of the 2015 U.S. Vote Foundation report on the viability of end-to-end verifiable Internet voting systems. Outside of elections, policy, and technology, Dr. Benaloh recently completed two years as chair of the Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel which oversees the Seattle regional transit authority that is currently investing over $1 billion per annum on new infrastructure. He has also authored numerous puzzles used in Seattle-area competitions.

Dr. Karen S. Cook
Karen Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University. She is also the Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) at Stanford and a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Cook has a long-standing interest in social exchange, social networks, social justice and trust in social relations. She has edited a number of books in the Russell Sage Foundation Trust Series including Trust in Society (2001), Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Emerging Perspectives (with R. Kramer, 2004), eTrust: Forming Relations in the Online World (with C. Snijders, V. Buskens, and Coye Cheshire, 2009), and Whom Can Your Trust? (with M. Levi and R. Hardin, 2009). She is co-author of Cooperation without Trust? (with R. Hardin and M. Levi, 2005). In 1996, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 to the National Academy of Sciences. In 2004 she received the ASA Social Psychology Section Cooley Mead Award for Career Contributions to Social Psychology.
Ms. Dana DeBeauvoir
Dana DeBeauvoir is the Travis County Clerk. She has always been inspired by public service. Her interest led her to obtain a Master’s Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and ultimately to run for public office. Since her election as County Clerk in 1986, Ms. DeBeauvoir has devoted herself to bringing high ethical standards, effective and cost efficient management practices, the benefits of new technology, and high quality customer service to the office of the County Clerk. The Clerk’s Office has a wide range of responsibilities including the conduct of elections; the filing and preservation of real property records; and the management of civil, probate, and misdemeanor court documents.
Dr. Moon Duchin
Moon Duchin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and serves as founding Director of the interdisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University. Her mathematical research is in low-dimensional topology, geometric group theory, and dynamics. She leads a research team called the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) that studies novel applications of geometry and topology to redistricting problems. One of the first public activities of the MGGG will be a summer school in August 2017 bringing together scholars from law, civil rights, and mathematics to train expert witnesses for voting rights cases. Duchin is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and holds a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study geometry at the intermediate scale between metric spaces and their asymptotic limits. She has lectured widely in pure mathematics and has spoken on the geometry of redistricting to audiences from high schools to a rabbinical school to the Distinguished Lecture Series of the Mathematical Association of America. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a BA in Mathematics and Women's Studies from Harvard University.
Dr. Juan Gilbert
Juan E. Gilbert is The Banks Preeminence Chair in Human-Centered Computing and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab. He is also a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Gilbert is the inventor of Prime III, an open source, secure and accessible voting technology that has been used in numerous organization elections and recently in Statewide elections in New Hampshire.
Dr. Susan L. Graham
Susan L. Graham is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She received an AB in mathematics from Harvard University and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University. Her research has spanned programming language design and implementation, software tools, software development environments, and high-performance computing.

Dr. Graham has served on numerous advisory and visiting committees and has been a consultant to a variety of companies. She was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2003. She served as the Chief Computer Scientist for the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) from 1997 to 2005. She was a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers from 2001 to 2007 and was President in 2006-2007. Dr. Graham was a founding member of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium, serving first as vice-chair and then as chair. From 2013 to January 2017 she was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) where she co-chaired their study and report “Big Data and Privacy: A Technological Perspective.” She is a member of the Harvard Corporation (formally, a Fellow of Harvard College).

Mr. Kevin Kennedy
Kevin J. Kennedy left government service on June 29, 2016 with the dissolution of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. He presently consults and speaks on issues and topics related to campaign finance, elections and ethics.

Kennedy served as Director and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (G.A.B.) from November 5, 2007 through June 29, 2016. Before assuming the top staff position for the G.A.B., he was Executive Director – and before that Legal Counsel – for the Wisconsin State Elections Board.

Kennedy served as Wisconsin’s Chief Election Official from August 17, 1983 until June 29, 2016. No other individual has served longer in that capacity. Under his leadership, Wisconsin has been consistently recognized as a leader and innovator in the administration of elections, lobbying and campaign finance.

In addition to his service to the people of Wisconsin, Kennedy has been active in a number of professional organizations. He has testified before Congress, several federal and state legislative bodies as well as numerous private organizations active in the fields of campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying.
Dr. Nathaniel Persily
Nathaniel Persily is the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, with appointments in the departments of Political Science and Communication. Prior to joining Stanford, Professor Persily taught at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and as a visiting professor at Harvard, NYU, Princeton, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Melbourne. Professor Persily’s scholarship and legal practice focus on American election law or what is sometimes called the “law of democracy,” which addresses issues such as voting rights, political parties, campaign finance, redistricting, and election administration. He has served as a special master or court-appointed expert to craft congressional or legislative districting plans for Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, and New York, and as the Senior Research Director for the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. In addition to dozens of articles (many of which have been cited by the Supreme Court) on the legal regulation of political parties, issues surrounding the census and redistricting process, voting rights, and campaign finance reform, Professor Persily is also coauthor of the leading election law casebook, The Law of Democracy (Foundation Press, 5th ed., 2016), with Samuel Issacharoff, Pamela Karlan, and Richard Pildes. His current work, for which he has been honored as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, examines the impact of changing technology on political communication, campaigns, and election administration. He has edited several books, including Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy (Oxford Press, 2008); The Health Care Case: The Supreme Court’s Decision and Its Implications (Oxford Press 2013); and Solutions to Political Polarization in America (Cambridge Press, 2015). He received a B.A. and M.A. in political science from Yale (1992); a J.D. from Stanford (1998) where he was President of the Stanford Law Review, and a Ph.D. in political science from U.C. Berkeley in 2002.
Dr. Ronald L. Rivest
Ronald Rivest is Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a leader of the Cryptography and Information Security research group within MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He received a BA in Mathematics from Yale University in 1969, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1974.

He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Professor Rivest is an inventor of the RSA public-key cryptosystem, and a founder of RSA Data Security. He has extensive experience in cryptographic design and cryptanalysis, and has published numerous papers in these areas. He has served as Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the organizing body for the Eurocrypt and Crypto conferences, and of the Financial Cryptography Association. He has also worked extensively in the areas of computer algorithms, machine learning, and VLSI design.

Dr. Charles Stewart, III
Charles Stewart III is the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, where he has taught since 1985, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching areas include elections, congressional politics, and American political development.

Since 2001, Professor Stewart has been a member of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, a leading research effort that applies scientific analysis to questions about election technology, election administration, and election reform. He is currently the MIT director of the project. In addition, he is the director of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, a new initiative to disseminate scientific analysis of election processes among academic researchers and election practitioners. Professor Stewart is an established leader in the analysis of the performance of election systems and the quantitative assessment of election performance. Working with the Pew Charitable Trusts, he helped with the development of Pew’s Elections Performance Index. Professor Stewart also provided advice to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. His research on measuring the performance of elections and polling place operations is funded by Pew, the Democracy Fund, and the Hewlett Foundation. He recently published The Measure of American Elections (2014, with Barry C. Burden).

His current research about Congress touches on the historical development of committees, origins of partisan polarization, and Senate elections. His recent books of congressional research include Electing the Senate (2014, with Wendy J. Schiller), Fighting for the Speakership (2012, with Jeffery A. Jenkins), and Analyzing Congress (2nd ed., 2011).

Professor Stewart has been recognized at MIT for his undergraduate teaching, being named to the second class of MacVicar Fellows in 1994, awarded the Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the recipient of the Class of 1960 Fellowship. From 1992 to 2015, he served as Head of House of McCormick Hall, along with his spouse, Kathryn M. Hess.

Professor Stewart received his B.A. in political science from Emory University, and S.M. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Please note that there has been a change in the committee membership with the addition of Neal Kelley on 5/23/17.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The committee will be composed of individuals with expertise in election law (federal and state); election administration; voting technologies; political science; engineering and computer sciences; cognitive science; and neuroscience.

Events



Location:

New York, NY
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Dana DeBeauvoir
Karen Cook
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Neal Kelly
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Charles Stewart III

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report, report review and release, next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report and commentary.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 21, 2018


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Agenda
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

OPEN SESSION

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

9:05 am

Lessons Learned from the 2016 Election: An Update

Speakers:

Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of the State of Indiana and President, National Association of Secretaries of State – via videoconference
Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director, National Association of Secretaries of State

9:30 am

Q&A with Committee

10:00 am

Adjourn to Closed Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Karen Cook
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Neal Kelly
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Ronald Rivest
Charles Stewart III

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting presentations and background materials, draft report, report review and release, next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 23, 2018


Location:

Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Agenda
Thursday, December 7, 2017

OPEN SESSION

11:00 am

Welcome/ Introductions/Meeting Overview

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

11:10 am

Mail-in Ballots: The Oregon Experience

Speaker:

Brenda Bayes, State of Oregon

11:30 am

Q&A with Committee

12 noon

Lunch

1:00 pm

Voting: The Colorado Experience

Speakers:

Jennifer Morrell, Arapahoe County, CO
Hillary Hall, Boulder County, CO
Amber McReynolds, City and County of Denver, CO – via videoconference

1:45 pm

Q&A with Committee

2:15 pm

Voting: The Los Angeles County Experience

Speakers:

Kenneth Bennett, Los Angeles County, CA – via videoconference
Monica Flores, Los Angeles County, CA – via videoconference

2:30 pm

Q&A with Committee

2:45 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Vote Centers

Speakers:

Robert M. Stein, Rice University
Joe P. Gloria, Clark County, NV

3:30 pm

Q&A with Committee

4:00 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session

Friday, December 8, 2017

OPEN SESSION

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

8:15 am

Election Vendors: Current Trends and a View of the Future

Speakers:

Eddie Perez, Hart InterCivic
McDermot Coutts, Unisyn Voting Solutions

9:00 am

Q&A with Committee

9:30 am

Risk Limiting Audits

Speakers:

Joe Kiniry, Free & Fair – via videoconference
Neal McBurnett, Independent Election Integrity Consultant; Free & Fair
Hilary Rudy, State of Colorado

10:15 am

Q&A with Committee

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Education/Training/Professionalization of the Election Workforce

Speakers:

Tim Mattice, The Election Center
Kathleen Hale, Auburn University
Doug Chapin, University of Minnesota – via videoconference

11:30 am

Q&A with Committee

12:00 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Karen Cook
Dana DeBeauvoir
Moon Duchin
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Neal Kelly
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Ronald Rivest
Charles Stewart III

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting presentations and background materials, potential findings and recommendations, next steps.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 11, 2017


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Agenda
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OPEN SESSION

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome/ Introductions/Meeting Overview

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

9:05 am

National Security and National Elections

Speaker:

General Michael Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency

9:30 am

Q&A with Committee


10:10 am

Update from U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Cyber Attacks During the 2016 Election and Critical Infrastructure Policy

Speaker:

Robert Kolasky, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:35 am

Q&A with Committee

11:00 am

Cybersecurity Attacks: Understanding Attacks, Threats, and Policy Options

Speakers:

Matthew Blaze, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Hennessey, Brookings Institution
David Fidler, Indiana University

11:45 am

Q&A with Committee

12:15 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session

OPEN SESSION

2:30 pm

Election Vendors: Current Trends and a View of the Future

Speakers:

Jonathan Brill, Scytl
Jackie Harris, Democracy Live
John Schmitt, Five Cedars Group
James Simons, Everyone Counts

3:30 pm

Q&A with Committee

4:00 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Demonstration by Election Systems Vendors

5:15 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session

Thursday, October 19, 2017

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

8:40 am

Overseas and Military Voting

Speaker:

David Beirne, Federal Voting Assistance Program

9:00 am

Q&A with Committee

9:30 am

Maintaining and Updating Voter Registration Databases

Speakers:

David Becker, Center for Election Innovation & Research
Shane Hamlin, Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)
Edgardo Cortes, State of Virginia Elections Board

10:00 am

Q&A with Committee

10:30 am

Voluntary Voting System Standard 2.0

Speaker:

Mary Brady, National Institute of Standards and Technology

10:50 am

Q&A with Committee

11:15 am

Adjourn to Closed Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Karen Cook
Dana DeBeauvoir
Moon Duchin
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Neal Kelly
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Ronald Rivest
Charles Stewart III


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting presentations and background materials, draft report language, next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

List of possible findings; draft report language

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 23, 2017


Location:

TBD
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Agenda
AGENDA

Monday, June 12, 2017

OPEN SESSION

10:00 am

Welcome/ Introductions/Meeting Overview

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

10:10 am

Increasing Vulnerability: Security Challenges

Speakers:

J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan
Alexander Schwarzmann, University of Connecticut

10:45 am

Q&A with Committee

11:15 am

The Market for Election Equipment and Technology: What’s Stopping Innovation?

Speaker:

Matthew Caulfied, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

11:35 am

Q&A with Committee

12:00 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm

Technology Challenges Facing Election Administrators

Speakers:

Douglas A. Kellner, State of New York
Peggy Reeves, State of Connecticut
Robert Rock, State of Rhode Island
Will Senning, State of Vermont
Anthony Stevens, State of New Hampshire

2:15 pm

Q&A with Committee

3:15 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Rapidly Evolving Voting Technology

Speakers:

Merle King, Center for Elections Systems, Kennesaw State University
Lawrence Norden, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University

4:00 pm

Q&A with Committee

4:30 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

8:45 am

Accessibility: Challenges to Access for All

Speakers:

Lisa Schur, Rutgers University
Diane Golden, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
Whitney Quesenbery, Center for Civic Design

9:30 am

Q&A with Committee

10:15 am

Adjourn to Closed Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Karen Cook
Dana DeBeauvoir
Moon Duchin
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Ronald Rivest
Charles Stewart III


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting presentations and background materials, draft report language, next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

List of possibly relevant issues; list of possible findings; draft report language; list of possible charts, diagrams, tables, and boxes for the report.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 19, 2017


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Karolina Konarzewska
Contact Email:  kkonarzewska@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2455

Agenda
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

OPEN SESSION

10:00 am

Welcome/ Introductions/Meeting Overview

Committee Co-Chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University

10:15 am

Hand-off of Study from Co-Chairs of Committee on Science, Technology, and Law

Speakers:

David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology
David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

10:30 am

Charge to the Committee

Speaker:

Geri Mannion, Carnegie Corporation of New York

10:45 am

Overview of the U.S. Election Process

Speaker:

Thad Hall, Fors Marsh Group

11:15 am

Q&A with Committee

12 noon

Lunch

1:00 pm

Overview of Voting Technologies

Speakers:

Brian Newby and Jessica Myers, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

1:20 pm

Q&A with Committee

2:00 pm

Voting Equipment as a Critical National Infrastructure

Speaker:

Geoffrey Hale, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2:20 pm

Q&A with Committee

3:00 pm

Break

3:15 pm

Issues Arising from the 2016 Presidential Election

Speaker:

Alex Padilla, National Association of Secretaries of State

3:35 pm

Q&A with Committee

4:10 pm

The View of Elections At the Local Level

Speaker:

David Stafford, Escambia County, FL

4:30 pm

Q&A with Committee

5:00 pm

Adjourn to Closed Session

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

OPEN SESSION

10:00 am

2014 Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration

Speaker:

Robert F. Bauer, Perkins Coie LLP

10:20 am

Q&A with Committee

11:00 am

Challenges Ahead: View from the US Election Commission

Speaker:

Matthew Masterson, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

11:20 am

Q&A with Committee

12 noon

Adjourn to Closed Session

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Lee C. Bollinger (Co-chair)
Michael A. McRobbie (Co-chair)
Andrew W. Appel
Josh Benaloh
Karen Cook
Moon Duchin
Juan E. Gilbert
Susan L. Graham
Kevin J. Kennedy
Nathaniel Persily
Ronald Rivest
Charles Stewart III


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting presentations and background materials, the project schedule, conflicts of interest/biases/committee composition, committee operations, confidentiality, public access, the NRC report review process, dissemination/outreach activities

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Key Policies on the Preparation, Review, and Release of NRC Consensus Reports
Guidelines for Review of Consensus Reports


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 05, 2017

Publications

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