For almost a decade Ciber Inc., was one of three Independent Test Authority (ITA) labs that were authorized to hire themselves out to voting machine manufacturers for inspecting and testing their voting machines to federal standards. The testing was a crucial part of the process that led to ultimate qualification of those machines for use by the voters. Ciber, along with SysTest and Wyle Labs, held a very lucrative position in what has become the boondoggle of certifying voting systems. They receive test procedures written by the vendors and a hefty check from those same vendors and, apparently in Ciber's case, they don't do the paperwork or testing required before passing the voting systems on to the voters to use.
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