February 21, 2007
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission voted today to name iBeta Quality Assurance of Aurora, Colorado one of the first two EAC accredited full voting system test labs. Full voting system test labs are sanctioned to test voting systems against both the federal 2002 Voting System Standards and the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. Prior to receiving accreditation by the EAC, iBeta Quality Assurance was recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) following an audit confirming iBeta Quality Assurance’s compliance with the international standard for the competence of testing laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025) and NIST Voting System Testing standards.
QA Director – Voting, Carolyn Coggins stated: “I’m proud that we are one of the first labs to achieve this distinction, as iBeta Quality Assurance was one of the last labs to apply. I believe this success demonstrates the level of knowledge and competence of our staff in the testing of voting systems.”