(j3.2006) Fwd: [Chairs] INCITS Executive Board Responses to TC Chairmen Concerns Identified During the 2009 INCITS Symposium - Action Item a09.109
Thu Oct 29 18:13:32 EDT 2009
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of more than the usual interest.
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> From: "Garner, Jennifer" <jgarner at itic.org>
> Date: October 29, 2009 2:53:58 PM EDT
> To: <chairs at standards.incits.org>
> Cc: <eb at standards.incits.org>
> Subject: [Chairs] INCITS Executive Board Responses to TC Chairmen
> Concerns Identified During the 2009 INCITS Symposium - Action Item
> TC Chairmen ?
> Attached are the INCITS Executive Board responses to the TC Chair
> concerns identified during the 2009 INCITS Symposium.
> Best regards -
> NOTE: New mailing address effective June 1, 2009
> Jennifer T. Garner
> Director, Standards Programs
> INCITS/Information Technology Industry Council
> 1101 K Street NW Suite 610
> Washington, DC 20005
> T: 202.626.5737
> E: jgarner at itic.org
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> InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
> INCITS Secretariat, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
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> Date: October 29, 2009
> Reply to: Jennifer T. Garner
> Phone: (202) 626-5737
> email: jgarner at itic.org
> INCITS Technical Committee Chairmen
> INCITS Executive Board Members
> INCITS Executive Board Responses to TC Chairmen Concerns Identified
> During the 2009 INCITS Symposium - Action Item a09.109
> At the July 2009 INCITS Executive Board meeting, the EB Chairman
> (Mr. Wright) reviewed the report and recommendations from the April
> 2009 INCITS Leadership Retreat. Concerns raised by TC Chairmen
> during the 2009 INCITS Symposium and the proposed EB responses
> developed during the Leadership Retreat were addressed:
> o Increased fees impacted membership (B10 and PL22)
> EB Response: The EB notes that the increase was initiated in 2008.
> There is not enough experience to assess the impact of the increase
> (PL22 membership is actually up year-on-year and B10 consolidated
> its TGs and lost one member). The EB will continue to monitor the
> impact of the fee increase.
> o Eagerly awaiting ICMS/ICMS enhancements (H3, L1, L3, M1 and V1)
> EB Response: No action.
> o Promotion of INCITS and its TCs and SGs (B11, L8, M1, T13 and
> SG on Accessibility)
> o Help recruiting new members (CS1, H3, L8, PL22.x and V2)
> EB Response: Multiple attempts to hire dedicated marketing and
> communications staff have not been successful.
> o Make sure the INCITS and JTC 1 web sites are accessible (SG on
> EB Response: Kavi has confirmed that ICMS is accessible and WCAG
> compliant. The JTC 1 SWG on Accessibility has representation on the
> JTC 1 Ad Hoc on Website Improvements.
> o Minimum membership for a TC (B11)
> EB Response: The EB believes that a minimum of four voting members
> is required to demonstrate critical mass and enable meaningful
> discussion. The EB will instruct its TCs to hold a minimum of two
> meetings a year to provide the opportunity for new members to attain
> voting rights.
> o Free access to TC's documents (B11 and H2)
> EB Response: FoC and the public access model may address this issue.
> o Keep the TCs in the loop especially on process/procedure
> changes (T10)
> EB Response: The EB requests that the PBC invite TC Chairs to
> provide input on proposed policy and procedural changes deemed to
> impact TC operations in advance of EB ballots on the proposed changes.
> o Assistance with web hosting, databases and e-mail reflectors
> EB Response: ICMS will provide these services.
> o Need help with meeting planning for international meetings (L3)
> EB Response: As noted in the response to the 2008 Symposium issues,
> INCITS does not provide funding for hosting of INCITS TC or SC and
> WG meetings or for hiring of meeting planners; however, TC officers
> are invited to submit the names and contact information for
> recommended meeting planners to be compiled into a list for use by
> INCITS committees.
> o Companies getting access at the international level via
> liaisons instead of through INCITS (L3)
> EB Response: As indicated in the response to the 2008 INCITS/L3
> annual report, the issue is understood and a solution is uncertain.
> There is a new process where NBs have the opportunity for advance
> review/recommendation on liaison requests and the US is monitoring
> this process.
> o Increase automation support especially by allowing members of
> the committee to handle routine updates
> EB Response: ICMS will address this need.
> o Formats/Templates/Automated aids for paper ballots, agendas,
> HoD reports, annual reports, etc. (V36)
> EB Response: The INCITS Secretariat is working on pulling together
> these templates. In the interim, these materials can be provided by
> request to the INCITS Secretariat.
> o INCITS sponsored teleconferencing (V1)
> EB Response: The INCITS Secretariat will investigate low-cost
> teleconference options to determine the feasibility of providing
> free teleconference bridges for TC meetings.
> o Balloting system that would make TC voting more of a public
> process (V1)
> EB Response: Members are able to make their own votes/positions
> known to others at any time but the balloting system is not open.
> o Public mailing lists to solicit broader responses on pending
> uses (V1)
> EB Response: TC Chairs can request a call for comments on a draft
> standard document that correlates to an INCITS standards project at
> any point in the process - announcement in ANSIStandards Action -
> with comments to be submitted to the Chair (or other identified
> person). JTC 1 rules on document access must be followed.
> o H2/L8 merger assistance and flexibility (H2)
> EB Response: The EB agreed to an effective date of July 1, 2009 for
> the INCITS H2/L8 merger in order to meet the needs of the group.
> DM32 is the new SC 32 TAG - H2 is now DM32.2 and L8 is now DM32.8.
> o Increased maintenance activity is taking too many resources (H3)
> EB Response: The EB appreciates and encourages INCITS/H3's efforts
> to use stabilization as a maintenance mechanism.
> Action Item (a09.109): The INCITS Secretariat will distribute the
> EB responses to the TC Chair concerns identified during the 2009
> INCITS Symposium.
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