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Re: Govt Policy on Stds & IEEE 802 BALLOT: $4K Funding for FCC to attend


Please read carefully the OMB Circular that Jim has distributed before you vote on the motion regarding the $4K allocation to pay for FCC attendance.

My read of it brings forth (in my opinion) the following points:
        1) It does not apply to ITU, therefore we should not necessarily follow FCC precedent for dealing with T1 which is the US TAG for ITU (a treaty based standards organization).
        2) It applies to both using standards based products AND to setting regulations which align to standards.
        3) Agencies MUST participate in relevant standards activities.
        4) The cost of participation is a normal budget item for the agency involved.

Just my opinion, but I believe that the circular indicates that it is unnecessary and inappropriate for us to pay.


At 06:35 AM 2/14/01 -0600, Jim Carlo wrote:
Reply-To: jcarlo <>
From: Jim Carlo <>
To: IEEE802 <>
Subject: Govt Policy on Stds
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 06:35:49 -0600

Note article below. This contains a good definition of a "voluntary
consensus standard" and "industry standards" in Chapter 4.

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Vice Chair, IEEE-SA Standards Board
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
on reporting, see section 9.

259418.jpg OMB Circular No_ A-119 Revised.htm