Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Researchers take on electronic voting

Filed under
Sci/Tech

The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.

The independent, federally funded US agency plans to support the project across six institutions that will be lead by John Hopkins University.

The project, dubbed Accurate (for: A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections) will focus on both the required hardware, software, encryption and verification of an electronic voting system.

In addition to that, the researchers will look at how the technology will impact public policy to create a safer voting system.

Electronic voting is a hot issue in the US after the 2000 presidential elections, when an outdated voting system in the state of Florida resulted in a lengthy process of recounts and legal procedures.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 Released, Ubuntu MATE Is Now Official Flavor


ubuntu 15.04 beta released with official release for MATE

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet MATE Beta 1 released today with other flavors of Ubuntu like KDE, Xfce, LXDE and GNOME desktop environment. Although, as usual Ubuntu unity has not taken part in Beta release. And first time Ubuntu MATE is an official releaed.
 

Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

Calligra 2.9 Brings Biggest Krita Release and New Kexi Partnership

We are happy to announce the release of final version 2.9 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of changes which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes. More