What is a Task Group and How Is It Organized?
A task group is created based on the need to study a particular issue that has been raised, either through instigation from ISACC members or through some external interest area be it public or private sector. The ISACC membership will determine whether an issue should be pursued and the recommended time frame for resolution.
Who Has Responsibility The task Group?
Normally, the organization who proposed the issue is responsible for leading the task group; however, the organization may request another leader. The group leader, through the assistance of the ISACC Secretariat, is responsible for the group and its outcome, based on guidance provided by the Secretariat.
Who Can Be a Member of a Task Group?
Membership in the group will be decided by the working group chair in conjunction with the ISACC Secretariat. Normally, members can be selected from core ISACC members and external stakeholders who have expressed an interest in the issue being discussed. It should be noted that, under some circumstances and based on prior agreements with GSC partners, a courtesy invitation should be sent to those partners who may have an interest in the issue being discussed.
What is the Structure of the Task Group?
Normally, this is left with the task group leader. However, generally speaking, the group should sufficiently represent the stakeholders that may be affected by the issue. The form, frequency and structure of the group meetings will be determined by the leader and the group at its initial session. It is strongly recommended that a member of the Secretariat be in attendance for the initial meeting.
What is the Time Frame for the Task Group?
That will be identified through the formulation of the issue and the time frame for response. Normally, the work should terminate near a ISACC plenary session, however, due to time constraints or importance, the group may conclude at a time not convenient to a plenary. Typically a task group would last 6-9 months. Some task groups such as the GSC task group are repetitive and are active when required.
The menu on the left lists the current task groups. Task groups that have been completed will be moved from the previous website and archived here over the next few months. Completed documents from task groups will be available via the search engine.