Military On Line Voting ... Danger to Our Troops?
- MORE ON THE ISSUES & CONCERNS RELATED TO INTERNET VOTING
- MORE VITAL FACTS & ANALYSIS
- MORE YOU NEED TO KNOW AS PUSH FOR INTERNET VOTING IN U.S. & MILITARY CONTINUES
professional; founder and president of the security and infrastructure
consulting firm, NewView Consulting LLC...
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are not." (Attributed to Albert Einstein and also to Yogi Berra)
The Department of Defense is urging states to enact legislation that
allows military and overseas voters to return their completed ballots
by email over the Internet. Several states are now considering
legislation to allow some form of Internet voting or to authorize its
Meanwhile, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and dozens of nationally
recognized computer science experts warn against casting ballots over
the Internet with its current architecture.
Proponents say, "I bank online, so voting online could surely be made
safe, too. We owe it to our troops to offer them this convenient
Opponents say, "We owe it to our troops, as well as all other voters,
NOT to offer them a voting system that experts warn against."
Tonight Tom Geairn, an Internet security expert, brings a fresh
perspective to the topic. Informed about the theory and steeped in
practicality, he has been doing in-the-field development work in the
area of Internet security for military installations, public and
private corporations, and educational institutions.
Co-Director of VotersUnite.Org, with assistance from Lori Rosolowsky.
Stay tuned for the Rob Kall Show - 9 pm Eastern same station
Tom Geairn is founder and president of the security and infrastructure
consulting firm, NewView Consulting LLC, headquartered outside of
Chicago in Northwest Indiana. He has been actively involved in the
development and application of Internet and private network security
projects since 1994, when he began work as a consultant to SRI
International and the United States Department of Defense. Since that
time, Mr. Geairn has led or partnered in the application of Internet
communications technology in education, military installations, and
private and public corporations including legal, medical, and
Currently, Mr. Geairn is involved directly with network and mobile
device security and operating system design. The projects he is
working on have created products that are used by top US corporations
and numerous governmental agencies. Mr. Geairn's company, NewView
Consulting LLC, also provides back-office design, programming, and
installation services for secure web sites in the retail and
manufacturing sectors. NewView Consulting is a security partner with
Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft. NewView is also a
Microsoft Business Solutions partner, and provides operating system
design and distribution to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for
Microsoft Windows CE and Microsoft Windows Embedded products.
In addition to running NewView, Mr. Geairn is an active participant in
numerous volunteer-based groups that monitor and report on Internet
and operating system security issues.
Coalition for Voting Integrity
Coalition for Voting Integrity