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Posted for Kimberly Neff, Chair of the 2000 SISO Election Committee... On behalf of the Election committee, I would like to encourage everyone who is a member of SISO to consider running for an office. As a volunteer organization, we rely on the dedication of our membership to thrive as a forum for addressing simulation interoperability issues and developing standards to ensure such interoperability. I urge each of you to play an active role in our organization. This includes running for SISO offices as well as voting in SISO elections. During this election cycle, there are 3 openings on the Executive Committee (EXCOM), 6 openings on the Conference Committee (CC) and 6 openings on the Standards Activity Committee (SAC). In addition, every PRP slot is open. Any SISO member is eligible to run for any of the Committee positions and for any PRP to which the member is subscribed to the reflector. For information on SISO membership or PRP reflectors, please see our web-page at EXCOM members are elected to three year terms. The primary responsibility of the EXCOM is to provide overall governance, strategic planning, policy, and oversight of policy implementation and general processes within SISO. CC members are elected to two year terms. The primary responsibilities of the CC are to organize and manage the semi-annual workshops and to promote the standardization of interoperable simulations across the M&S community (and support the SAC in developing SISO products). SAC members are elected to two year terms. The primary responsibility of the SAC is to provide overall management of product development. Forum PRP members are elected to one year terms. The primary responsibility of PRP members is to coordinate the overall planning for a Forum, including soliciting, reviewing, and hosting papers and presentations. As you can see, there are many opportunities for each of you to participate and a variety of roles to play within the organization. These descriptions are very brief and more detailed information is available from the SISO web site ( and from the SISO Policies and Procedures. I urge each member of SISO to thoughtfully consider running for office. Key dates in this process are as follows: Mon Apr 17 Self-nominations open via ``Elections`` page on Web site Mon May 1 Self-nominations close; reflector subscriptions frozen for purposes of voting eligibility Mon May 8 Voting begins via ``Elections`` page on Web site Fri May 19 Voting ends Tue May 30 Results announced Thanks, Kimberly Neff and my fellow Election Committee members: Duncan Miller, Dell Lunceford, Mick Ryan and John Stevens

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