The NSTIC National Program Office (NPO) at NIST made a Discussion Draft of Steering Group By-Laws available shortly before the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in May 2012, which provided a wonderful opportunity for the community to begin discussing them and providing feedback.
Concurrent with the announcement of the awarding and funding of a Cooperative Program agreement to Trusted Federal Systems as the Secretariat of the NSTIC Steering Group in July 2012 the NPO also announced that a first meeting of the Steering Group, facilitated by Trusted Federal Systems would take place in the Chicago area on August 15-16th. Additional details regarding the meeting can be found here.
The NPO has stated that they expect the Draft Bylaws and Charter to be ratified by the Steering Group at that meeting and elections of delegates to the Management Committee held. Registration as a NSTIC Stakeholder can be made here and nominations for Management Committee delegates and Plenary Chair can be made by registered NSTIC Stakeholders here.
Also, in June of 2012 the NIST NPO Updated the Discussion Draft Bylaws to provide for an "Interim Period" of six (6) months after ratification during which further discussions on the governance of the Steering Group and perhaps ammendments to the Bylaws and Charter might take place. The revised Bylaws provide for a new election of officers to take place at the end of this "Interim Period"
The NPO and Trusted Federal Systems have also scheduled an online "webinar" for Tuesday, August 2nd at from 1:00 to 4:00PM EDT to further discuss their expectations, agenda and plans for the August meeting as well as to provide for discussion of details, issues and concerns regarding the Draft Bylaws and Charter. Further details and regsitration information for the "webinar" can be found here.
To encourage the community to document issues, comments and proposed ammendments the links below are to complete HTML copies of the revised Bylaws and Charter (not revised).
IDCommons has also created a mailing list for discussion of NSTIC issues including comments or ammendment to the proposed bylaws or charter. You can subscribe to that list here.
Both of these documents are annotated with "purple numbers" at the beginning of each heading, paragraph, or list item that can be used in (copied to) comments, e-mails, or other documents to cite (via hyperlink to this site) specfiic portions of these documents.