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Letter to ASTM F43 Members

By: Bill Rivers, Executive Director

April 11, 2012

Dear ASTM F43 Members,

Since the March Update, the Executive Committee has been working to plan the May 14-15 F43 Meetings in New Orleans, and we have a development that will interest many of you. Ms. Tammy Lindsley of the General Services Administration and Program Manager for Schedule 738 II – Language Services, will attend the full two days of meetings, and will speak during the Main Committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon, May 15th. Many of our providers are on the GSA schedule, but this should be of interest to providers and government users on the committee.

I encourage you to register for the May Meetings, and to attend, and let your committee chairs know as well. Several subcommittees will have active work sessions on standards development, and the Main Committee will review the Draft Strategic Plan for ASTM F43. I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in May. The link to register for the meeting can be found on the committee web site: http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++F43.

As always, thank you to all of the members of ASTM F43 for your continued work in supporting the language enterprise through the development and promotion of world-leading standards.


William P. Rivers, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, Integrated Training Solutions

Chair, ASTM F43    

Bill Rivers

Dr. Bill Rivers serves as the Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages, representing more than 140 organizations from all sectors of the Language Enterprise in Washington, DC. A long-time researcher, strategic planner, and business leader, he advocates for language with the US Government and the business community. Having received his Ph.D. in Russian, Dr. Rivers has lived and worked in more than 20 countries.