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Link 16 Simulation Standard (TADIL-TALES) Balloting Announcement


The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization invites you to
ballot on the following:


Title:  SISO-STD-002-2003-DRAFT-V2.9.4, Tactical Digital Information
Link-Technical Advice and Lexicon for Enabling Simulation.


Description:  This standard specifies the requirements for simulation of
Link 16 Tactical Data Link under the DIS and HLA interoperability


If you are interested in participating in the electronic ballot, you
must respond by February 28, 2005.


Instructions for responding to this Invitation to Ballot


This Invitation to Ballot is to advise you that a SISO Ballot will be
conducted in the near future on the proposed Standard referenced in the
Title above. The SISO is seeking to determine whether you wish to
participate in this Ballot.


1. Review the Title and Description above to determine the subject
matter of the Standard.


2. If you are *NOT interested* in participating in the Ballot of this
Standard, simply discard this e-mail. No further action is required on
your part.


3. If you *ARE interested* in participating in the Ballot, you must
respond by filling out the web-based form at:   




You must be a current SISO member to ballot.  Information on joining the
SISO can be found at


To participate, you must have access to the World Wide Web to submit a
vote and comments, and to download the draft.  The draft is posted in
Adobe ``PDF`` document format and can be viewed online, or it can be
downloaded and printed if desired.  You will need a copy of Adobe`s
Acrobat Reader (3.0 or higher) to view or print the draft.  If you do
not have the program, it is freely available from Adobe at


Obligations and Responsibilities of Balloters


If you choose to participate in this electronic ballot, once the ballot
opens you will be provided the URLs for the subject document and the
ballot form.  You will typically have 30 days to review the document and
return the ballot with your vote.  The SISO requires that a minimum of
75% of the balloting group return their ballots for the ballot to be
valid.  By joining the ballot group, an individual commits to conducting
a thorough review of the product, completing the review in the required
time period, and submitting the written ballot by the due date.  As
such, by agreeing to participate in this ballot you have an *obligation*
to respond.


Failure to return a completed ballot may cause your name to be removed
from the Invitation to Ballot list (i.e., the balloting pool),
precluding your receiving Invitations to participate in future Ballots.



NOTE:  This obligation to respond described above does *not* apply to
Re-circulation Ballots (an additional ballot of a document you have
previously voted on).  You only need to respond to a Re-circulation
Ballot if you wish to change your initial vote.  If you do not respond
to a Re-circulation Ballot, your last recorded vote will be carried


The names of all voters will be listed in the front matter of the
standard when it is published.  No contact information or how you voted
will be included.  The paragraph above the balloting group listed will
state:  ``The following members of the balloting group voted on this
standard.  Balloters may have voted for approval, disapproval, or


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