An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board 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.
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December 7-8, 2017
"Robert M. Stein, "Election Day Vote Centers"
*Edward Perez, "Bob Dylan Was Right: The Times They Are a-Changin'"
*Joe Kiniry, "Statement to the NASEM Committee on the Future of Voting"
*Neal McBurnett, "Risk-Limiting Audits: Lessons Learned"
*Hilary Rudy, "2017 Risk-limiting Audit"
*Tim Mattice, "National Academies Presentation"
*Kathleen Hale, "The Election Workforce: Education, Training, Professionalization"
October 18-19, 2017
View Webcast of October 18 morning sessions:
1) National Security and National Elections
General Michael Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
2) Update from U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Cyber Attacks During the 2016 Election and Critical Infrastructure Policy
Robert Kolasky, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3) Cybersecurity Attacks: Understanding Attacks, Threats, and Policy Options
Matthew Blaze, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Hennessey, Brookings Institution
David Fidler, Indiana University
*David Fidler, "Policy Dimensions of Strengthening Election Cybersecurity"
*Jonathan Brill, "Presentation to the Committee on the Future of Voting"
*Jackie Harris, "The Future of Voting"
*John Schmitt, "Remote Access Vote By Mail: Empowering Voters to Vote Remotely, Independently, and in Private"
*James Simons, "Everyone Counts"
*Shane Hamlin, "Electronic Registration Information Center"
June 12-13, 2017
New York City, NY
*Alexander Schwarzmann, "Elections, Technology,and the Pursuit of Integrity"
*Douglas A. Kellner, "Principles of Election Administration"
*Merle King, "Rapidly Evolving Election Technologies: Incentives and Barriers to Innovation"
*Lawrence Norden, "America's Voting Machines at Risk"
*Lisa Schur, "Disability, Voter Turnout, and Polling Place Accessibility"
*Diane Golden, "Voting Accessibility: The Devolution of Voting Technology"
*Whitney Quesenbery, "Defects by Design: Ballots That Fool Voters"
April 4-5, 2017
*Thad Hall, "The U.S. Election Process"
*Brian Newby and Jessica Myers, "Overview of Voting Technologies"
*Geoffrey Hale, "DHS Cybersecurity: Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure"
*David Stafford, "National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Voting"
*Matthew Masterson, "NASEM Committee Meeting"
A consensus report will be issued at the conclusion of the study.
Lee C. Bollinger
Michael A. McRobbie
Andrew W. Appel
Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science