[KI-LC] DRAFT for All-Member Memo wrt NSTIC

Colin Soutar email at colinsoutar.com
Wed Jul 25 09:27:39 EDT 2012

Some suggestions.




To the Kantara Initiative Members -
As many of you are aware, the U.S. NSTIC program is quickly moving ahead
with the establishment of its Secretariat, Steering Group, and the
initial By-Laws (see http://www.nist.gov/nstic).  Last week, the KI
Board of Trustees met and decided that, in order to avoid any potential
conflict of interest as a certification body for service providersTrust
Framework provider, KI would not seek a
Delegate role in the NSTIC Steering Group.  There are, however, other
ways that KI may choose to participate in the NSTIC effort.
* Kantara may participate as an Observing Member, where input may be
offered as an interested party but with no vote
* Kantara may participate as a Participating Member, where input will be
offered and KI will have a vote at the table
In either of the above two cases, Joni Brennan as Executive Director of the
Kantara Initiative would be
the representative for KI.  Other KI members may participate either
through KI or as an individual or as part of their own company,
organization, or institution.  <-- THIS NEEDS WORK

Other individuals who participate in KI activities such as work groups and
discussion groups, and who wish to participate in NSTIC but who do not wish
to participate as individual NSTIC members or through their own
organizations, may choose to participate as KI "Member Associates", provided
they are listed in the KI NSTIC Membership Agreement.  

On July 30, the NSTIC Program Office will be holding another webinar in
preparation for a face-to-face meeting hosted by the Secretariat on
August 15-16 in Chicago.  After the July 30 call, the LC will send out
an all-member ballot to collect feedback on what, if any, direct role 

determine what role, if any, KI should play in NSTIC.   Kantara's potential
role in NSTIC will not negate the ability for Kantara members to serve
active roles in NSTIC work groups and standing committees: as a NSTIC
individual member; a representative of a third-party NSTIC member
organization; or as an agreed-upon representative of Kantara's NSTIC


Three choices will likely be presented: no participation, participate as an
Observing Member, or participate as a Participating Member.  



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