|Headquarters:||1775 Wiehle Avenue|
Suite 201 Reston, VA
|Bob Hinden, IAOC Chair|
The IAOC (IETF Administrative Oversight Committee) provides appropriate direction, supervision, and review of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA), which is in charge of the fiscal and administrative support for the IETF standards process. It also supervises the IETF Administrative Director (IAD).
The organizational structure of the IAOC is explained in RFC 4071, which was published on April 2005.
Specific Responsibilities of IAOC
Based on RFC 4071, IAOC should carry out the following specific responsibilities:
- It is responsible for selecting the IAD and providing direction and high-level review for his or her work, which will be handled by a sub-committee.
- Responsible for reviewing the IAD's plans and contracts to ensure that the administrative needs of the IETF is met.
- Supervise the functions of the IASA to ensure that the IETF community's administrative needs are met, if not it should work with the IAD to develop and implement corrective actions.
- Ensure that IASA is operating based on transparency and accountability, supervise its finances and operational status and publish monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and operational reports to the IETF community.
- Consult with the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) regarding the appointment of an individual or people responsible in handling the tasks of other IETF process.
The current members of the IAOC include:
- Bob Hinden, IAOC Chair, appointed by the IAB
- Eric Burger, appointed by the ISOC Board of Trustees
- Ole Jacobsen, appointed by the IESG
- Dave Crocker, appointed by NomCom
- Marshall Eubanks, appointed by NomCom
- Ray Pelletier, IETF Administrative Director (non-voting)
- Russ Housley, IETF Chair (ex officio)
- Bernard Aboba, IAB Chair (ex officio)
- Lynn St. Amour, ISOC President/CEO (ex officio)
ICANN and IAOC
As one of the committees of the IETF, IAOC works collaboratively with ICANN. In 2010, IAOC supervised and approved the Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ICANN and IASA, which describes the missing criteria and procedures that were discussed in section 4.1 of the MoU in 2000. The supplemental agreement described the specific details of ICANN responsibilities in performing the functions of IANA and enumerated the different services the IETF community would provide to the internet governing body through IAB and IESG.