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Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA-DC) By-Laws 2018-2020

1. Purpose

This document establishes a set of by-laws that will be used to govern the activities of the Washington DC Metro Area chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA-DC) for a term of 2018 – 2020.  In 2020, the CSA DC Chapter will conduct elections for member of the Board.

2. Objectives

The objectives of the CSA-DC chapter are to:

  • Support the goals and activities of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
  • Focus on specific areas that are of interest to the DC Metro area membership.
    • For 2018 – 2020, the areas are heavily regulated industries with a DC Metro area presence: Government, Healthcare, Financial.
  • Influence Policy around IT Security Regulations and Privacy
  • Develop Position Papers to:
    • Modernize outdated IT Security Regulations
    • Create new IT Regulations
  • Provide Guidance for IT Modernization

3. Board of Directors

The initial Board of Directors was appointed by the Board Chair with assistance of the CSA Chief Executive Officer and the CSA Federal Director. The life of this Board is two years 2018 -2020.  The CSA Chapter Manager will provide continuing support to the Chapter Board.   The 2018-2020 Board Chair and initial Board of Directors can be found here:  chapters.cloudsecurityalliance.org/washingtondc

The primary responsibilities of the initial Board are to:

  • Schedule and conduct CSA-DC chapter meetings and events that are within the focus areas
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with other organizations to achieve CSA-DC objectives.
  • Provide direction and support the ongoing activities of CSA-DC Working Groups
  • Appoint Advisory Boards within the focus area (Government, Financial, and Healthcare)
  • Make changes to individual membership status as necessary to enforce the rules defined in Section 6 of this document.
  • Identify relevant and timely topics for chapter meetings, chapter-sponsored events and CSA-DC working groups
  • Conduct elections and establish a CSA-DC Board of Directors within a two-year period

4. Board Elections

The first election of the Board will be in 2020.  This allows for the CSA-DC Chapter to grow and develop a membership that can support elections of Board members.

Board elections will follow processes as established including:

  • Solicitation of nominations for Board candidates from CSA-DC Chapter members
  • Approval of all Board candidates by the CSA Chief Executive Officer
  • Conduct the election using web-based tools
  • Tallying the results and establishing the Board
  • Communicating the results to the CSA-DC membership

5. Board of Directors

  • Composition: The Board will be comprised of up to seven Directors.
  • Term: Each member of the Board will serve for a term of two years.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Establish a formal set of by-laws to govern the activities of CSA-DC.
    • Determine and implement the appropriate legal structure for CSA-DC
    • Establish a charter that will provide ongoing guidance for CSA-DC activities
    • Schedule and conduct CSA-DC chapter meetings and events in accordance with CSA requirements.
    • Identify opportunities for collaboration with other organizations to achieve CSA-DC objectives.
    • Support the ongoing activities of CSA-DC Working Groups
    • Make changes to individual membership status if necessary to enforce the rules defined in Section 5 of this document.

6. Membership

Membership in CSA-DC will be comprised of voting members. The following rules apply to all members:

  • Members must be geographically located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or have a tie to one of the focus area (Government, Healthcare, Financial) operating in the DC Metro Area.
  • CSA-DC activities are not to be used for the marketing of commercial products, services or other offerings.
  • The Board of Directors will have full discretion to change membership status if compliance with these rules is not being met.
  • Members may appeal changes in membership status to the CSA Chief Executive Officer.
  • Members must attend at least one chapter meeting (in person or virtually) per calendar year.
  • Members must make a good faith commitment to contribute 20 hours of their time per calendar year in support of chapter activities such as working groups, committees, etc.
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