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SSAC Work Plans and Activities

This page lists a series of SSAC Activity Reports that describe projects and issues SSAC is currently studying, and meetings planned during ICANN meetings.

SAC advisories and reports may be related to data and events which cannot be disclosed at the time of occurrence or while SSAC is studying an issue. For this reason, SSAC may not always be able to list all of its current work in the SSAC Activity Reports. For an archive of previous SSAC Work Plans, go to http://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/workplan-activities/archive.

2013

SSAC Public Report: Work Plan for 2013, March 2013 [English] [PDF, 118 KB]

This report, SSAC Public Report on the Work Plan for 2013, is divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2013 and Work Completed in 2013. The first section describes the SSAC Work Plan for 2013. These are the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section lists those work products that were produced in 2013.

2012

SSAC Public Report: Work Plan for 2012, March 2012 [English] [PDF, 109 KB]

This report, SSAC Public Report on the Work Plan for 2012, is divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2012 and Work Completed in 2011. The first section describes the SSAC Work Plan for 2012. These are the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section lists those work products that were produced in 2012.

SSAC Activity Report, June 2012 [English] [PDF, 122 KB]

SSAC Activity Report, December 2012 [English] [PDF, 136 KB]

2011

SSAC Public Report: Work Plan for 2011, February 2011 [English] [PDF, 112 KB]

This report, SSAC Public Report on the Work Plan for 2011, is divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2011 and Work Completed in 2010. The first section describes the SSAC Work Plan for 2011. These are the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section lists those work products that were produced in 2010.

SSAC Activity Report, June 2011 [English] [PDF, 113 KB]

SSAC Activity Report, September 2011 [English] [PDF, 115 KB]

SSAC Activity Report, December 2011 [English] [PDF, 116 KB]

These Reports are divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2011 and Work Completed in 2011. The first section, Work Plan for 2011, presents the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section, Work Completed in 2011, briefly describes the publications that were produced in 2011.

2010

SSAC Public Report: Work Plan for 2010, February 26, 2010 [English] [PDF, 124 KB]

This report, SSAC Public Report on the Work Plan for 2010, is divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2010 and Work Completed in 2009. The first section, Work Plan for 2010, describes the SSAC Work Plan for 2010. These are the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section, Work Completed in 2009, lists those work products that were produced in 2009.

SSAC Public Report: SSAC Activities at ICANN Meeting 7-12 March 2010, Nairobi, Kenya, February 26, 2010 [English] [PDF, 116 KB]

This an SSAC Public Report on the SSAC Activities at the ICANN Meeting from 7-12 March 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya. It is divided into the following sections: SSAC Meetings and SSAC-Related Meetings. The first section, SSAC Meetings, describes the planned SSAC meetings scheduled at the upcoming ICANN meeting. The second section, SSAC-Related Meetings, describes all other meetings that are related to SSAC activities or to the security and stability of the Internet.

SSAC Public Report: SSAC Activities at ICANN Meeting 21-25 June 2010, Brussels, Belgium, July 2010 [English] [PDF, 116 KB]

This an SSAC Public Report on the SSAC Activities at the ICANN Meeting from 21-15 June 2010, in Brussels, Belgium. It is divided into the following sections: SSAC Meetings and SSAC-Related Meetings. The first section, SSAC Meetings, describes the SSAC meetings held at the ICANN meeting. The second section, SSAC-Related Meetings, describes other meetings that are related to SSAC activities or to the security and stability of the Internet.

SSAC Public Report: Work Plan for 2010, September 2010 [English] [PDF, 124 KB]

This report, SSAC Public Report on the Work Plan for 2010, updated in September 2010, is divided into the following sections: Work Plan for 2010 and Work Completed in 2010. The first section, Work Plan for 2010, describes the SSAC Work Plan for 2010. These are the ideas and preliminary work to develop specific project plans. The second section, Work Completed in 2010, lists those work products that were produced as of September 2010.

Feedback on this content, process and format of these documents is welcome. Contact Julie Hedlund, Director, SSAC Support, at julie.hedlund@icann.org.

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