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State Voter Registration Databases: Immediate Actions and Future Improvements - Interim Report E Workshop Agendas WORKSHOP OF AUGUST 6, 2007, WASHINGTON, D.C. 10:30–10:45 a.m. Welcome to the Workshop Sharon Priest and Olene Walker, Committee and Workshop Co-chairs 10:45–12:00 p.m. Panel I Overview of the Issues What are key voter registration issues, and how do they affect the establishment of statewide voter registration databases as mandated by HAVA? Moderator: Sharon Priest/Olene Walker Panelists: Gracia M. Hillman, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Caroline C. Hunter, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Leonard M. Shambon, formerly with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Robert A. Pastor, Executive Director, Carter-Baker Commission and Director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management, American University Q&A with presenters 12:00–12:45 Lunch Available Continue discussion from first panel session and prepare for afternoon sessions 12:45–2:15 Panel II Status of Voter Registration Database Efforts What are the different types of and approaches to voter registration systems? What are the benefits and tradeoffs? Do you build it on your own or do you contract it out? What are some upcoming challenges that will need to be addressed in the near term (1-2 years) and in the longer term (5+ years)? Moderator: Bruce McPherson Panelists: Deborah Markowitz, Secretary of State, Vermont, and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Secretaries of State Brad Bryant, President, National Association of State Election Directors and Deputy Assistant for Elections, Kansas Linda Lindberg, General Registrar, Arlington County, Virginia Q&A with presenters
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State Voter Registration Databases: Immediate Actions and Future Improvements - Interim Report 2:15–2:30 Break 2:30 Web Cast Begins 2:30–2:35 Welcome and Brief Overview for Web Cast Audience Sharon Priest and Olene Walker, Committee and Workshop Co-chairs 2:35–4:00 Panel III Record Matching: Technical/Operational Issues and Problems What types of technical problems can occur in record linking? What is the impact on data quality? What type of data cleaning is required? What are potential solutions to these problems? Moderator: William Winkler Panelists: Gio Wiederhold, Professor (Emeritus), Computer Science, Medicine, and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University William Cohen, Associate Research Professor, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University Michael Franklin, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley Respondents: James Willis, Principal, Banyan Social Technology, and Former Director, eGovernment for Rhode Island Frank Olken, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Q&A with presenters 4:00–5:30 Panel IV Interoperability and Database Operations in Other Domains What kinds of problems or issues exist in non-election domains (i.e., government and nongovernmental settings), including technical and organization dimensions? What is the range of possible solutions? Moderator: Paula Hawthorn Panelists: John Glaser, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare System Dan Schutzer, Executive Director, Financial Services Technology Consortium Vivek Narasayya, Senior Researcher, Data Management, Exploration and Mining Group, Microsoft Research Ken Orr, Founder, Ken Orr Institute (participating by phone and Web conference) Q&A with presenters 5:30 Adjourn 5:30–6:30 p.m. Open Reception
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State Voter Registration Databases: Immediate Actions and Future Improvements - Interim Report WORKSHOP OF NOVEMBER 29-30, 2007, WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:30–8:40 a.m. Welcome to the Workshop Olene Walker, Committee and Workshop Co-chair 8:40–10:15 Panel I Data Providers Issues and Challenges Moderator: William Winkler Panelists: Peter Monaghan, Director, Information Exchange and Computer Matching, Social Security Administration William L. Farrell, Director, Office of Systems Security Operations Management, Social Security Administration Walter A. Jackson III, Senior Systems Analyst, Systems Analysis Division, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators James Wilson, Program Manager, Address Technology, U.S. Postal Service Garland Land, Executive Director, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems Q&A with presenters 10:15–10:45 Break 10:45–11:45 Panel I Data Providers Issues and Challenges—continued Moderator: Paula Hawthorn Respondents: Kimball Brace, President, Election Data Services (remote participation) Clark Bensen, Principal Consultant, Polidata Keith Cunningham, Director of the Board of Elections for Allen County, Ohio Q&A with presenters 11:45–1:00 p.m. Lunch Available Continue discussion from morning sessions and prepare for afternoon panels 1:00–3:00 Panel II IT Operations—State and Local Moderator: John Lindback Panelists: Ray Palmer, Information Technology Manager, Office of the Governor, Utah Mike Stewart, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of State, Kansas Paul Miller, Technical Services Manager, Elections Division, Office of Secretary of State, Washington Shane Hamlin, Assistant Director of Elections, Office of Secretary of State, Washington Q&A with presenters
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State Voter Registration Databases: Immediate Actions and Future Improvements - Interim Report 3:00–3:15 Break 3:15–4:45 Panel III Impact of Technical Implementation on Policy Moderator: Olene Walker Panelists: Wendy R. Weiser, Deputy Director, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law James C. Dickson, Vice President of Government Affairs, American Association of People with Disabilities Melanie L. Campbell, Executive Director, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Lloyd Leonard, Senior Director for Advocacy, League of Women Voters Q&A with presenters 4:45–5:45 Panel III Impact of Technical Implementation on Policy—continued Moderator: Michael Alvarez Panelists: Vincent Keenan, Executive Director, Publius Michael P. McDonald, Associate Professor, George Mason University and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Chris Thomas, Director, Bureau of Elections, Michigan Department of State Ernie Hawkins, CERA, Chair of Election Center Board of Directors, California Q&A with presenters 5:45–6:15 p.m. Reception—Rotunda Friday, November 30, 2007 8:30–8:35 a.m. Welcome and Overview Olene Walker, Committee and Workshop Co-chair 8:35–10:00 Panel IV Security and Privacy Issues Moderator: Jeff Jonas Panelists: Peter G. Neumann, SRI International Computer Science Laboratory Glenn Newkirk, President, InfoSENTRY Services Inc. (remote participation) James J. Horning, Chief Scientist, Information Systems Security Operation, SPARTA Inc. Bradley A. Malin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Q&A with presenters 10:00–10:30 Break
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State Voter Registration Databases: Immediate Actions and Future Improvements - Interim Report 10:30–11:15 Panel V IT Operations—Vendors Moderator: John Lindback Panelists: Thomas H. Ferguson, Director, Saber Corporation Neil McClure, Chief Technology Officer, Hart InterCivic 11:15 a.m. Workshop Adjourns