New Standards Group Aims To Solve Software Safety And Related E-Business Problems - Developers, Users Urged to Attend May 24-25 Meeting in Washington, DC
New Standards Group Aims To Solve Software Safety And Related E-Business Problems
Developers, Users Urged to Attend May 24-25 Meeting in Washington, DC
Washington, DC May 3, 2001 "A software failure brought down the Osprey and it could bring down e-commerce." This is how John L. Hill, Sun Microsystems’ Standards Manager and convener of a technical committee to address software safety, system reliability and related electronic business issues, characterizes the importance of the new committee’s work.
All interested parties are invited to the May 24-25 meeting, which will cover opportunities and requirements for worldwide infrastructure standards development related to e-commerce transactions. The meeting of the new committee, called V3, will be hosted by the Department of Defense and occur under the auspices of the National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS), a Standards Development Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute:
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Center for Standards
10701 Parkridge Blvd.
Reston, VA 22091
Conference Room 2207
Contacts to reserve a place at the meeting: Jerry Smith/Norene Pringle/Barbara Manning
To reserve a spot, security clearance information must be faxed by May 9 to 703-735-3507, Attn. Security D16. The form must contain full name, organization, SSN, any current security clearance information (level, reason for granting, organization supported, expiration), and the date(s) of attendance.
Contact to establish voting membership:
Monica Vago, NCITS
Visit www.ncits.org/tc_home/v3.htm to retrieve the meeting agenda and other documents related to V3’s proposed scope of work.
"Participation in standards activities of NCITS Subgroups such as V3 is open to all directly and materially affected interests," notes Kate McMillan, director of the Secretariat for NCITS. Although there is an annual fee of $800 to establish voting membership on an NCITS technical committee, "it costs nothing but your time to share your concerns and expertise at the meetings," says McMillan.
The National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS) is the forum of choice for information technology developers, producers and users for the creation and maintenance of formal de jure IT standards. NCITS is accredited by, and operates under rules approved by, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These rules are designed to ensure that voluntary standards are developed by the consensus of directly and materially affected interests. The NCITS web site is www.ncits.org and the address is NCITS Secretariat, Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), 1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005.