PCSF 2007 Annual Meeting presentations available, elections open

Over 200 control systems stakeholders met in Atlanta, GA, to attend the Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF) 2007 Annual Meeting, March 6-8. Participants benefited from solution-focused presentations; demonstrations; labs; tabletop exercises; training workshops; case studies; and industry updates, and contributed to advancement of Working and Interest Group directives. Additionally, the Nominating Committee issued a "Call for Nominations" for the four open seats on the PCSF Governing Board...

FALLS CHURCH, VA, March 19, 2007 -- Over 200 control systems stakeholders gathered in Atlanta, GA, to attend the Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF) 2007 Annual Meeting, March 6-8. Participants benefited from solution-focused presentations; demonstrations; labs; tabletop exercises; training workshops; case studies; and industry updates, and contributed to the advancement of PCSF Working and Interest Group directives. Additionally, the Nominating Committee issued a "Call for Nominations" for the four open seats on the PCSF Governing Board. The nomination period runs through April 6, 2007. For additional information please see below or visit: https://www.pcsforum.org/nominations

PCSF 2007 Annual Meeting Update
This year's Annual Meeting focused on providing end-users with tactical and strategic solutions to their most pressing control systems security concerns. From data collected and presented on-site, attendees had the opportunity to participate in discussions that:
-- Assessed what they found to be most valuable and what was still missing from the solutions presented.
-- Provided insight to high priority impact areas that can benefit from immediate focus, knowledge sharing, direction, and contributions from PCSF participants.
-- Produced important results and recommendations for the control systems community to establish a baseline against which to measure key reference points in the future.

Results from these discussions, in the form of a meeting summary report, will be available soon at www.pcsforum.org

PCSF Annual Meeting Presentations
The PCSF is pleased to announce the availability of session presentations including: solution provider presentations, control system community updates, and PCSF Working and Interest Group meetings.

PCSF Governing Board Call for Nominations Now Open
In 2007, four Governing Board seats are up for election. The PCSF invites stakeholders within the control systems community to nominate qualified candidates to represent the following sectors:
• Chemical Industry
• Federal Government
• Vendor Community
• Water and Waste Management

Nominations will be accepted through 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 6, 2007. For more information on the nomination procedures please visit: www.pcsforum.org/nominations

The PCSF is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), Control System Security Program (CSSP). The PCSF supports CSSP's mission to focus collaborative efforts of public, private, and international entities to secure control systems cyberspace in support of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. The PCSF Secretariat is Noblis (www.noblis.org), which recently changed its name from Mitretek Systems, based in Falls Church, VA. For more information, call 877-727-3674

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