InterNational Committee for Information Technology
INCITS Secretariat, Information
Technology Industry Council (ITI)
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200,
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax
||June 13, 2007
||INCITS Technical Committee and Task Group
||2008 Fees for Participation on INCITS
Technical Committees and Task Groups
Dear INCITS Technical Committee and Task Group Members,
The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
serves in two major roles:
- SDO - INCITS provides a low cost, ANSI accredited process for developing
US National Standards.
INCITS members participate in the development of standards and exercise
US TAG responsibilities including the ability to influence global ICT standards
decisions through their participation on US delegations to international
- TAG - As the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1, most of the JTC 1 Subcommittees
and Working Groups, and ISO/TC 211, INCITS represents US interests in ISO
and ISO/IEC JTC 1 activities.
INCITS Secretariat services are provided by employees of the Information
Technology Industry Council (ITI). The INCITS Secretariat supports the progression
of standards through the domestic SDO process through the establishment,
maintenance and oversight of the program's ANSI accredited procedures and
processes. In response to the INCITS community's interest in getting
our standards into the hands of the broadest base possible, most of the INCITS
standards are available in electronic format for $30.
The Secretariat serves as the US TAG Administrator in monitoring and distributing
international issues and documents to ensure timely US responses. INCITS
serves as the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO/IEC JTC 1, 2 Special
Working Groups of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 14 Subcommittees of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 61 Working
Groups associated with those SCs, one ISO TC and 5 Working Groups in ISO.
INCITS provides the financial support for the US-held international
Secretariats administered by ANSI (JTC 1, JTC 1/SC 22 and JTC 1 Special Working
Group on Directives) and INCITS/ITI (JTC 1 Special Working Group on Accessibility).
The INCITS program is funded largely by participation fees. Executive
Board dues and fees were increased in 2003 with the decision to merge INCITS
with the JTC 1 TAG. Technical Committee and Task Group fees have remain
unchanged since 2001.
During the course of the 2006 INCITS strategic review, it was acknowledged
that the existing IT infrastructure was outdated and no longer met the
needs of the INCITS community. Comments from participants at the
annual TC Officers' Symposiums have echoed these concerns.
We have reached a point where we must raise TC and TG service fees to
fund the INCITS Secretariat services, meet our commitments to US participation
and leadership in the international standards community by funding the US-held
international Secretariats administered by ANSI and INCITS/ITI, and build
the modern IT infrastructure necessary to provide the INCITS members with
the services they need and deserve. A demonstration of an IT infrastructure
solution will be presented during the July 16-17, 2007 INCITS TC Officers'
The Executive Board has agreed that the 2008 budget should anticipate
a significant IT infrastructure investment and that revenue must be increased
to cover the anticipated expense. At the April 2007 INCITS Executive
Board meeting, the following new fee structure was approved for 2008:
2008 Fee Structure (by organization)
Although the INCITS Secretariat and Executive Board regret this necessary
fee increase, we are confident that INCITS remains the most cost effective
forum for developing domestic standards and influencing ISO/IEC JTC 1.
- TC/TG Service Fees
- $1,200 – TC or 1st TG if not member of TC
- $ 400 – Subsequent TG
- Eliminate fee for additional alternates
- No limit to number of alternates
Director, INCITS Standards Programs