NIST recommends EAC accredition for two voting system test labs

In an announcement late last week, the EAC received a recommendation from NIST that it accredit two new test labs:

NIST recommended that EAC accredit iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest Labs to test voting systems against both the 2002 Voting System Standards and the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. EAC will conduct further review of the recommended labs to address non-technical issues such as conflict of interest policies, organizational structure, and recordkeeping protocols. After the EAC review, the Commission will vote regarding full accreditation.