SOURCE: Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council

April 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council Broadens Membership, Holds Joint Meeting With Government

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) held a Joint meeting yesterday in partnership with representatives from the Information Technology Government Coordinating Council (IT GCC). The ITGCC is composed of representatives from several government Departments including State, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury, as well as representatives from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The primary goal of the ITSCC for 2007 is the implementation and further refinement of the IT Sector-Specific Plan (SSP). The SSP is part of the overall requirements from HSPD-7 designed to ensure the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure, including IT. The IT-SSP document outlines the overarching strategy for the protection of IT infrastructure. To further this effort, the ITSCC has set up working groups devoted to looking at topics within the SSP, including research and development, critical functions, risk assessment and management, and cross-sector coordination.

The ITSCC has broadened its membership significantly in the past few months to 41 organizations and companies. Arxan, Business Software Alliance, EDS, General Atomics, Neustar, Northrup Grumman, and StrongAuth have all joined the Council membership since the last quarterly business meeting held in January. "We are very excited about the involvement of these new organizations and look forward to continuing the expansion of the ITSCC membership this year," said Guy Copeland, Chair of the IT-SCC.

Membership in the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council is open to companies and organizations in the Information Technology industry; IT sector members are invited to learn more about the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council and participate by contacting Tiffany Jones at or visiting its Website at

About the IT Sector Coordinating Council

The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council was established on January 27, 2006 for the purposes of bringing together companies, associations, and other key IT sector participants on a regular basis to coordinate strategic activities and communicate broad sector member views associated with infrastructure protection, response and recovery that are broadly relevant to the IT Sector. The IT sector envisions a secure, resilient, and protected global information infrastructure that can rapidly restore services if affected by an emergency or crisis, ensuring the continued and efficient function of information technologies, infrastructures and services for people, governments, and businesses worldwide.

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