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Featured below is a list of terms you may find useful in reviewing both the TEAM and HAVA material featured on this site.

Item
Expansion
Description
EDR
Effective date of registration.
EDX
  EDX is an XML based format, which Hart InterCivic has submitted to the IEEE Standards Committee to establish as an election industry XML standard. IBM will write transformation programs to provide this function. 
ESRI
  GIS Software provider
PL/SQL
   
XP
  WindowsTM operating system for PCs
ArcIMS
Arc Internet Map Server GIS Product from ESRI
ArcSDE
Arc Spatial Data Engine GIS Product from ESRI
BCC
Ballot Canvas Certification  
BOSS
Ballot Origination Software System Hart eSlate system component that manages election data and enables users to define and create formatted ballot styles for precincts.
CMMI
Capability Maturity Model Integrated Model of an organization’s software development capability from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
CASS
Coding Accuracy Support System A process to validate, correct, and standardize information
Cognos Query utility for Oracle databases
COTS
Commercial Off the Shelf Software that is offered as a commercial product and is licensed for use by SOS under a license agreement. The products developed and provided by Hart Intercivic, Inc. for this project are considered COTS
CADD
Computer Assisted Drafting and Design Software standards and methods for engineering
CSC
Customer Support Center IBM’s center for handling software application support calls
CSR
Customer Support Request IBM’s document for submitting customer support requests to the CSC
DAO
Data Access Object  
DDL
Data Definition Language  
  Data Mart  
  Data Warehouse  
DPS
Department of Public Safety Texas State Police department
Dvlp
Development  
DRE
Direct Record Electronic A type of voting system that uses an electronic means of recording votes.
EMS
Election Management System  
ENR
Election Night Returns SOS system supporting activities for election night return processing and reporting
ERD
Entity Relationship Diagram Software database engineering technique to relate data items
eREGISTRYTM HART Intercivic Voter Registration and Election Management product
XML
Extensible Markup Language  
XSL
Extensible Style-sheet Language  
ETL
Extract Transform Load Process for populating a data warehouse or data mart
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions  
FPCA
Federal Post Card Application  
GIS
Geographical Information System System which can identify given locations on maps
GS
Global Services Division of IBM
  GSMethodTM IBM Global Services Method for implementing a COTS software product into a custom solution
HAVA
Help America Vote Act Federal law enacted by Congress in 2002.
HUB
Historically Underutilized Business  
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language Programming language used by web browsers to display web page material
IT
Information Technology  
IVP
Installation Verification Procedure  
  Java Software development object-oriented programming language
J2EE
Java 2 Enterprise Edition Software development environment for Java
JSF
Java Server Faces  
JMS
Jury Management System Jury Selection Management system
JW
Jury Wheel Jury Selection Management
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol  
MVC
Model View Controller  
NVRA
National Voter Registration Act Of 1993

a.k.a. the "Motor Voter Act”.  Enabled 3 things:

  • Voter registration simultaneous with motor vehicle driver's license application or renewal
  • Voter registration opportunities offered to each applicant for services, service renewal or address change through all offices that provide public assistance and all offices that provide state-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities; applicants must be provided with a voter registration form, a declination form, assistance in completing the forms and forwarding the completed applications to the appropriate state official
  • Voter registration must be accepted by mail-in forms developed by each state and the Federal Election Commission
OO
Object Oriented Method of designing and implementing software
  Offline Refers to non-participants in the TVRS system
Online Refers to participation in the TVRS system
OCR
Optical character Recognition Barcode recognition technology
  Powerplay Cognos function
PCR
Project Change Request  
PM
Project Manager  
PMA
Project Manager Assistant  
RDBMS
Relational Database Management System  
  ReportNet Cognos function
RFO
Request for Offer  
RTM
Requirements Traceability Matrix Document containing system requirements
SOS
Secretary of State A position appointed by the Governor; the office of the Secretary of State.
SLA
Service Level Agreement  
SLO
Service Level Objectives  
SW
Software  
SE
Software Engineering  
SOW
Statement of Work  
SQL
Structured Query Language Database language for constructing queries
SME
Subject Matter Expert  
TDL
Texas Driver License Motor vehicle operators permit
TVRS
Texas Voter Registration System Legacy Client Server based VR system in operation at SOS since 1998, with approximately 179 counties online with it.
UML
Unified Modeling Language Software modeling language for development of object oriented systems
UAT
User Acceptance Testing  
VR
Voter Registration  
  WebSeal IBM Tivoli Access Manager software product
  WebSphere IBM’s application server environment for delivering internet-based software applications
WWPMM
World Wide Project Management Methodology IBM’s proprietary processes and procedures for managing projects