Independent Testing Authority (ITA)
An Independent Testing Authority (ITA) is a company chosen by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) to test whether e-voting machines meet the national voluntary voting system standards for the United States. 
According to the Associated Press, as at August 2004 the following companies were operating as ITAs: 
- CIBER Inc., Huntsville, Alabama. 
- Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama. 
- SysTest Labs, Denver, CO. 
- Bev Harris
- Diebold Election Systems
- Election Center
- E-voting PR
- ITAA eVoting Industry Coalition DRAFT Plan
- National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
- R. Doug Lewis
- Bill Poovey, "Secretive testing firms certify nation's vote count machines", Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 2004.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Voting System Standards, Federal Election Commission, May 18, 2001. Discusses relationship between the Election Center, NASED, and the ITAs. Apparently still current as at October 2004.
- General Overview for Getting a Voting System Qualified (MS Word document), National Association of State Election Directors via the Election Center's website. (HTML version). Undated, accessed 25 October, 2004.
- Are Voting Machines Being Tested?