University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
August 7, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman Receives Briefing on Voter Assessment, Security Issues from USA Experts

Alec Yasinsac, Beth Chapman, Don Davis, Dr. G. David Johnson, and Jan Rideout

University of South Alabama Computer and Information Sciences faculty briefed Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman on voter assessment and security issues during her recent visit to campus.

The School of Computer and Information Sciences received a $788,000 award to analyze different voter systems and provide an assessment of the various methods. The project will provide risk assessment technology to assist the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in establishing federal voting system standards.

Chapman serves on an advisory board of the Election Assistance Commission called the EAC Standards Board.

Dr. Alec Yasinsac, dean of the School of Computer and Information Sciences, led the briefing for Chapman. In the photo, from left, Yasinsac, Chapman, Probate Judge and USA alumnus Don Davis, USA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. G. David Johnson and Jan Rideout of Northrop Grumman.


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