List of voting equipment testing laboratories
An Independent Testing Authority (ITA) is a laboratory that tests a vendor's voting system to make sure it follows either the Federal Election Commission's 1990 or 2002 standards. ITA testing is paid for by the vendors, and access to the results of ITA testing is often limited to the vendor whose product is being tested. Current ITAs include:
- Wyle Laboratories (hardware only)
- SysTest Labs, LLC (hardware and software)
- CIBER, Inc. (software only).
- CIBER was barred from approving new machines in the summer of 2006, after federal officials at the Election Assistance Commission found that it was not following its quality-control procedures and could not document that it was conducting all the required tests. (Source:E-Voting Testing Lab Barred for Quality Control Failures, and "U.S. Bars Lab From Testing Electronic Voting ", by Christopher Drew, New York Times, Jan. 4, 2007.)