Wyle Wins $25,000 Grant to Support the National Institute of Standards and Technology
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Wyle has been awarded a $25,000 one-year grant to provide support for the development of test cases and test suites for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for use in the Election Assistance Commission voting systems certification program.
The tests are designed for use by voting system test laboratories to ensure that hardware and software testing of voting systems is accurate and repeatable no matter which laboratory performs the testing.
Wyle will help develop detailed testing protocols for certain sections of the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. In addition, Wyle will assist National Institute of Standards and Technology developers in creating automated review tools for source code. The work is being completed by Wyle’s Test and Engineering East facility in Huntsville, Ala.
“Because of our reputation in the testing industry, organizations trust us to help them define and develop critical standards and tools that protect the integrity of the voting process,” said Keith Wilson, vice president of Wyle’s Test and Engineering East unit. “Wyle’s testing services give assurance to election administrators and state voting officials that the systems they are using accurately capture the voter’s intent.”
Wyle provides conformance testing to all functional and technical requirements of the Election Assistance Commission voting system standards including hardware and software testing. In addition, Wyle provides consulting services to state election entities which can help strengthen their election processes and procedures as well as develop state-level voting system testing requirements and procedures.
Wyle, a privately held company, is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries.
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