JTC 1 TAG, U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ANSI,
National Body Member of ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology

JTC 1 TAG Administrator, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax 202-638-4922;
Email: jtc1tag@itic.org

Date: February 1, 2002
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan
Phone: 202-626-5746
Email: ddonovan@itic.org
Attachment(s): 1. List of International Standards,
2. List of Recommendations,
3. List of Five Questions

INCITS/L2 Recommendation Due: May 30, 2002
Anticipated JTC 1 TAG Ballot: May 31, 2002 - June 29, 2002
Possible Reconsideration Period: July 1, 2002 - July 10, 2002
U.S. Vote to ANSI: July 11, 2002
JTC 1 Closing Date: July 15, 2002

From: Deborah J. Donovan, for the JTC 1 TAG Administrator
Subject: Transmittal of "Systematic Review of International Standards" to INCITS/L2

The JTC 1 TAG Administrator has received the list of International Standards published five or ten years ago, or more, for systematic review. The U.S. TAG is required to recommend a vote for the National Body.

In accordance with clause 14.3 of the Procedures for the Technical Work of ISO/IEC JTC 1 on Information Technology, 1998, International Standards coming up for five years of age since publication have to be reviewed by the committee responsible for their preparation. The review aims at deciding whether these International Standards should be confirmed, revised or withdrawn. The decision regarding confirmation, revision or withdrawal should be based on the degree to which the International Standards have been implemented at the national level and applied in practice.


The committee is to coordinate and develop the U.S. recommended position to JTC 1 TAG for approval, by a thirty-day letter ballot or roll call vote. The U.S. vote will be forwarded to ANSI for submission to ISO/IEC JTC 1. For some standards, the Subcommittee (SC) recommendation is provided. If the committee concurs with the SC recommendation, it should state this and provide the technical committee vote.

[Note however: The answers to all five questions are required.]

The position options are:

  1. confirmation of the International Standard for a further period of five years;
  2. revision of the International Standard, if YES, please give reasons;
  3. withdrawal of the International Standard, if YES, please give reasons.
Here are the five questions five (5) questions to be answered.

The position must be submitted in a format consistent with the guidelines specified in JTC 1 N 5348 for submission to the JTC 1 Secretariat.

Please contact ddonovan@itic.org for a copy of the standard if you need one.


The committee should return the U.S. recommendation to the JTC 1 TAG Administrator for approval by a 30-day JTC 1 TAG letter ballot no later than May 30, 2002 so that, if necessary, a 10-day reconsideration ballot may be conducted and the U.S. vote forwarded to ANSI by to the JTC 1 closing date of July 15, 2002.


JTC 1 TAG members are required to begin reviewing the document in preparation for expeditiously determining their vote when the U.S. TAG recommendation is submitted to JTC 1 TAG for approval. Members noting objections are urged to send their comments via email to the INCITS/L2 Chair immediately.

JTC 1 TAG members should review the list of International Standards at this time and anticipate the JTC 1 TAG Letter Ballot on this subject posted to the Online Balloting System .