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10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance The 10GEA (10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance) was an independent organization which aimed to further 10 Gigabit Ethernet development and market acceptance. Founded in February, 2000, by a consortium of companies, the organization provided IEEE with technology demonstrations and specifications. It is now part of the Ethernet Alliance.
Accredited Standards Committees Accredited Standards Committees (ASC) is an IEEE committee accredited to develop standards. The committee consists of members and a Secretariat. The membership is generally composed of organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals, etc. having a direct and material interest in the activities of the committee. A balance of the various interest groups must be maintained, i.e., no one interest group can dominate the committee. The Secretariat is an organization that has oversight responsibilities over the ASC. The Secretariat organizes the committee, applies for its accreditation, oversees the committees' compliance to procedures, maintains the roster, submits standards for approval, publishes the standards, etc.
ACSA See Applied Computer Security Associates.
Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (Europe) Advanced Communications technologies and Services (Europe) (ACTS) refers to a programme under the European Community 4th Framework R &TD Programme, collaborative research and technology development in Europe. It is one of the biggest European R&TD investments with around 120 projects in place. The DTI/EPSRC High Performance Interfaces & Protocols (HPIP) LINK programme is the complementary UK initiative.
Advanced Research Projects Agency Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), now called DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), is a research and development organization under DoD (Department of Defence of USA). ARPA is responsible for numerous technological advances in communications and networking.
American Registry for Internet Numbers American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of administrating and registrating IP numbers to the geographical areas currently managed by Network Solutions (InterNIC). Those areas include, but are not limited to, North America, South America, South Africa, and the Caribbean.
Applied Computer Security Associates Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) is a non-profit association of computer security professionals whose goal is improving the understanding, theory, and practice of computer security..
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), a non-profit international association, is dedicated to supporting global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among civil government agencies, the military and industry.
Association of C and C++ Users Association of C and C++ Users (ACCU) is a worldwide association of people who are interested in C, C++, and related programming languages.
ATM Forum The ATM Forum was an international, industry-wide, non-profit association of telecommunications, networking, and other companies focused on advancing the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service packet-based networks, associated applications, and interworking solutions. The ATM Forum was originally formed with the objective of accelerating the use of ATM products and services. Now ATM Forum has become part of the MFA Forum.
Business Software Alliance Business Software Alliance (BSA), created by Microsoft in 1988, is an organization to combat software theft. The alliance includes the majority of leading software publishers such as Novell, Symantec, and Autodesk and is actively campaigning in over 65 countries. The BSA's key missions include: 1. Lobbying to strengthen copyright laws and co-operation with law enforcement agencies. 2. Educating the public through marketing, roadshows, etc. 3. Bringing legal actions against counterfeiters. BSA's aims are the same as the Federation Against Software Theft, but it is not limited to the UK.
Canadian Standards Association Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is the Canadian agency that certifies products that conform to Canadian national safety standards.
CDMA Development Group CDMA Development Group (CDG) is an international consortium of companies who have joined together to lead the adoption and evolution of 3G CDMA wireless systems around the world. The CDG is comprised of CDMA service providers and manufacturers, application developers and content providers. By working together, the members help to ensure interoperability among systems, while expediting the availability of 3G CDMA technology to consumers.
Center for Internet Security Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit organization that helps organizations manage risk associated with information system security.
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) is a center for research and education in information security at Purdue University.
Central Information Technology Unit Central Information Technology Unit (CITU) is a UK government organization responsible for Information Technology policy and strategy spanning government departments and for promoting the use of IT in the delivery of government services to the public.
CERN See European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
Comite Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique Comite Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique (CENELEC) is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. It was set up in 1973, and was officially recognised as the European Standards Organisation in its field by the European Commission in Directive 83/189 EEC. CENELEC works with 40,000 technical experts from 19 EC and EFTA countries to publish standards for the European market.
Computer Emergency Response Team Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organization that studies computer and network INFOSEC in order to provide incident response services to victims of attacks, publish alerts concerning vulnerabilities and threats, and offer other information to help improve computer and network security.
Computer Security Incident Response Team Computer security incident response team (CSIRT) is a term used by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/ CC) to describe a service organization that responds to computer security incidents.
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