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The committees of INCOSE shall be both standing and ad hoc committees. Committees shall exist as committees of the Board of Directors and Administrative Committees. Committees of the Board of Directors are as follows:

General Administration of Committees of the Board of Directors

  1. These committees are established under the provisions of Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws. The members of such committees must be directors of the corporation, and they act with the authority of the Board of Directors with respect to specific authority granted them by the Board of Directors.
  2. These committees are established under the provisions of Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws. The members of such committees must be directors of the corporation, and they act with the authority of the Board of Directors with respect to specific authority granted them by the Board of Directors. Directors serve on Committees at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, i.e., a Director's term on a committee concludes when they are no longer a Director, a Director voluntarily resigns membership on a committee, the Board of Directors removes a Director from membership on a Committee, or an ad hoc Committee terminates.
  3. These committees are established under the provisions of Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws. The members of such committees must be directors of the corporation, and they act with the authority of the Board of Directors with respect to specific authority granted them by the Board of Directors. Subcommittees may be formed under committees by the chair as deemed in the best interest of INCOSE.

Standing Committees of the Board of Directors

Administration of Standing Committees of the Board of Directors

Except as otherwise specified, standing committee chairs are selected by majority vote of the Committee and they serve at the pleasure of the Committee. The standing committees of the Board of Directors are:

  1. Executive Committee - The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall develop policy as directed by the Board of Directors, review status and operations, and provide guidance to the various Administrative Committees and the Managing Executive of INCOSE. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  2. Budgeting and Planning as defined in FIN-101: Budget and Planning Committee Charter.
  3. Nominations and Elections as defined in ELC-100: Nominations and Elections Committee.
  4. Honors and Awards - The Honors and Awards Committee shall review Pioneer, Founders, and Service Award nominations against the selection criteria and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Honors and Awards Committee shall consist of the INCOSE President-Elect, who shall Chair the Committee, the Technical Director, Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board and the Sector Directors.

Ad hoc Committees of the Board of Directors

Administration of Ad hoc Committees of the Board of Directors

Ad hoc committee chairs are appointed by the President and they serve at the pleasure of the President. The Ad hoc committees of the Board of Directors are:

  1. A Fellows Selection Committee to review Fellows nominations for eligibility against the Fellow Award criteria and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  2. A Bylaws Committee to make reports and recommendations to membership at large for proposed amendments.

Administrative Committees of the Board of Directors

General Administration of Administrative Committees

These committees are established under the provisions of Article V, Section 3 of the Bylaws. They are designated by a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors. Except as otherwise provided in the resolution, members of an administrative committee shall be members of this corporation. Each such Committee may adopt rules for its own governance consistent with the rules set forth by the Board of Directors.

Standing Administrative Committees

Administration of Standing Administrative Committees

  1. Members serve on committees according to the terms set forth by the rules of the Committee.
  2. Except as otherwise specified, Chairs and Co-Chairs are selected by their Committees, approved by the President and serve terms of two (2) years.

The Standing Administrative Committees are:

  1. Communications Committee as defined in COM-100: Communications.
  2. Events Committee as defined in EVT-100: Events Committee Charter.
  3. Ways and Means committee as defined in WMC-100: Ways and Means.

Other Organizational Boards

  1. Corporate sponsors of the INCOSE are organized under a Corporate Advisory Board as defined in CAB-100: Corporate Advisory Board.
  2. Technical products of the INCOSE are produced under the guidance of Technical Operations as defined in TEC-100: Technical Infrastructure.