Thread Links Date Links
Thread Prev Thread Next Thread Index Date Prev Date Next Date Index

[802SEC] FW: The Institute Online: Standards Uproar Leads to Overhaul of Working Group

Colleagues,  Don't know if you have all seen the Lead Story for "The
Institute" but I thought you would probably want to check it out to see
what they are saying.  

Thanx,  Buzz
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing IT
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98124-2207
NOTE: New phone & Fax numbers; please update your address book.
Ph: (425) 373-8960    Fx: (425) 865-7960
Cell: (425) 417-1022

-----Original Message-----
From: IEEE - The Institute Editors [] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:00 PM
To: Rigsbee, Everett O
Subject: The Institute Online: Standards Uproar Leads to Overhaul of
Working Group


Here's your report on news around the IEEE, from the editors of 
The Institute. The current version of The Institute can always be 
found at <>


1. Standards Uproar Leads to Overhaul of Working Group 
2. What You Value About Membership
3. Webinar Focuses on Mobile Devices and Network Security 
4. Spam Filtering, Anyone?
5. Marketplace of Ideas: Big Brother in the Sky
6. MyIEEE Adds New Features 
7. Strengthening Financial Oversight
8. Program Seeks Members to Act as Mentors
9. Get Certified in Communications Technology
10. Countdown for Award Nominations
11. We Want to Hear About Student Plagiarism 

Subscription info and your member number are at the end of the e-mail.

-- sponsor's notice --

Earn your Master's or Doctoral degree from Walden University and let us 
help you put a premium on your professional expertise. We offer cutting-
edge graduate programs in Business, IT, and Engineering designed 
through the collaboration of private industry, working technologists and

top experts. Click here for more information:

1. Standards Uproar Leads to Overhaul of Working Group 
The move earlier this year to temporarily suspend the IEEE 802.20 
working group -- which was developing the latest standard for high-speed

broadband Internet access -- was rare, but not unprecedented. However, 
it forced the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board to reexamine 
who is on its working groups and to tighten up procedures to ensure that

IEEE standards are developed in a fair and open manner. Read more at

2. What You Value About Membership
Which benefits are most important to you? According to a survey 
commissioned by the IEEE Membership Development Committee, the 
answers are a society membership, a subscription to IEEE Spectrum, and 
downloads from the IEEE Xplore digital library included with the basic 
membership fee. To read more about the survey results, go to

3. Webinar Focuses on Mobile Devices and Network Security
On 7 December, the IEEE Spectrum Webinar, "Mobile Devices and Their 
Impact on Network Security," will feature live presentations from
experts about maintaining security within an enterprise while taking 
advantage of new mobile devices. Register now at

-- sponsored notice -- 

Altera introduces the Stratix III family of FPGAs, the latest generation
Altera's Stratix series, developed for advanced systems design and 
design productivity. Learn how Stratix III FPGAs and Quartus II software

can dramatically reduce power consumption, increase system 
performance and provide the Signal Integrity you need for 65-nm designs.

4. Spam Filtering, Anyone?
Besides immediately indicating your association with the IEEE and 
serving as a lifelong point of contact, an IEEE e-mail alias can also
rid you of a major headache: spam. Read on at

5. Marketplace of Ideas: Big Brother in the Sky
Developers working on a project called Security of Aircraft in the
European Environment claim that their new on-board technology will be 
foolproof against hijackers. The system uses sensors, cameras, and 
microphones to monitor passengers' behavior, and then land the plane 
on autopilot in an emergency. Is the increased safety worth being 
strictly monitored and giving up so much of your privacy? Weigh in at 

Also, read responses to September's question on whether William 
Swanson, chief executive of Raytheon Co., was given a fair 
punishment -- docked US $1 million in pay -- for plagiarizing portions 
of his book. Readers' opinions range from defending Swanson to calling 
for him to be fired. See the responses at

6. MyIEEE Adds New Features
The IEEE's membership portal, myIEEE, has just updated its career 
development features. From the Profession Desktop, members can now 
get listings from the IEEE Job Site, which is updated daily. New modules

link members to IEEE's Mentoring Connection site and IEEE-USA's 
Career Navigator site, where they can get career advice. From myIEEE, 
members can also access their subscriptions, launch, and 
manage their membership account. Log in at

--sponsor's message -- 

Stress Corrosion Cracking Solutions

Stress Corrosion Cracking can result in the catastrophic failure of your

critical parts in service. PMX Industries can help you avoid these 
problems. Learn more in their latest white paper that covers potential 
causes and alloy susceptibility, as well as solutions for addressing
failure mode. 

Click here to access a free white paper on this topic:

7. Strengthening Financial Oversight
In the wake of new federal legislation sparked by recent corporate 
scandals, many organizations, including the IEEE, are beefing up 
their financial oversight practices. For more information, go to

8. Program Seeks Members to Act as Mentors
The IEEE Mentoring Connection Program is looking for members to help 
guide young professionals and recent grads with career planning and 
professional development. Learn more at

9. Get Certified in Communications Technology
The IEEE Communications Society is introducing a new certification 
program geared to technical professionals who want to sharpen their 
communications technology knowledge.

-- sponsored notice -- 

Visit Synopsys at IEDM -- December 11-13 
Hilton San Francisco & Towers
Come by the Synopsys hospitality suite at IEDM to learn how Synopsys 
Sentaurus TCAD products enable you to achieve more manufacturability 
and faster yielding chips. Speak to Synopsys TCAD technical staff; get a

demo, network and more. Don't miss the drawing for an iPod! For more 
information, visit:

10. Countdown for Award Nominations 
Seven months are left to get your nominations in for 2008 medals, 
recognitions, and prize paper awards. The deadline for the Board of 
Directors to receive nominations is 1 July 2007. For more about the 
awards, go to

11. We Want to Hear About Student Plagiarism 
The Institute newspaper is looking for information from engineering 
school instructors about how they're handling incidents of students 
plagiarizing papers. If your school is doing anything to combat
such as teaching students proper attribution, or using new software to 
spot plagiarism, let us know about it. E-mail the editors at 

Managing Your Subscription to The Institute Online Alert: 

The Institute Online Alert is prepared twice a month by the editors of
Institute, the news source for members of the IEEE. Members who have 
provided an e-mail address are automatically subscribed to the Alert as
member benefit. 

Members who wish to OPT OUT of the Alert may do so by going to: 
Enter your e-mail address and member number: MEMBERNO.
You may receive one more Alert before the opt out takes effect.

Members who need to CHANGE CONTACT INFO on file with the
IEEE, including e-mail addresses, should do so at:

Members who need to UPDATE THEIR IEEE EMAIL ALIAS, may
do so at: <>

Or if you need assistance with your membership, contact IEEE Member 
Services by e-mail at <> or by 
telephone +1 800 678 IEEE (+1 800 678 4333) from within the U.S., 
or +1 732 981 0060 from outside the U.S., or by fax +1 732 562 5445. 

If you have questions or comments about The Institute Online Alert, 
please send a message to: <>

Copyright 2006, IEEE

This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector.  This list is maintained by Listserv.