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3D PDF Consortium
Develops and promotes the adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard of engineering data

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Promotes and represents the oil and natural gas industry (U.S.)

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Promotes the assistive technology industry for people with disabilities

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries and governments

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BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
Promotes and advances climate change related corporate disclosure

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Promotes competitive and fair open markets, open systems, and open networks

Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA)
Developed and promoted enhanced cyber security *Merged with AeA, ITAA, and GEIA in 2009 to form Tech America

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Data Transparency Coalition (DTC)
Promotes and advocates for the publication of federal data online in consistent, machine-readable formats

Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
Promotes the education, professional development, and community around digital analytics

DigitalEurope
Promotes economic growth and social progress in the EU (Europe)

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e-CENTRE (now GS1 UK)
Promoted business data standards to facilitate e-commerce (United Kingdom) *Now GS1 UK

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Promotes the interests of investor-owned electric companies

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Promotes protection of civil liberties in regards to digital technology use

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry (Europe)

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Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
Promotes safety and security through technology, education and public policy

Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)
Promotes the US financial system through advocacy and forums (U.S.)

Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Supports and promotes the free software movement

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Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
Promotes technologies for sustainable development through a global partnership of ICT companies

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High Tech Broadband Coalition, The (HTBC)
Promoted the development of broadband technology *Inactive

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ICT Standards Board (ICTSB)
Develops standards and specifications through an ICT collaborative (Europe)

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies in India (India)

Information Security Forum (ISF)
Promotes solutions involving security challenges to businesses

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)
Represents U.S. providers of information technology products and services (U.S.)

Integration Consortium
Promoted and educated the industry regarding integration solutions within and between organizations using Internet-standard protocols and formats *Disbanded in 2009

Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
Promotes research and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve surface transportation systems (U.S.)

InterForum
Developed resources to support British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom) *Inactive

International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
Promotes the archiving of knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere

International Society of Automation (ISA)
Promotes education about automation and control

Internet Security Alliance (ISAlliance)
Develops and promotes cyber security

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Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTCL)
Promotes the fostering of entrepreneurship and the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors

MB Project
Promoted medical data banking through internal research and cross-industry outreach forums *Dissolved and transferred operations to HIMSS in 2009

Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA)
Promotes the needs of the medical alert monitoring and personal emergency response services industry

Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)
Promotes education and develops technologies to change regulation of Protected Health Information (PHI)

Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Develops and promotes medical imaging and radiation therapy industry positions in technical, trade, and other issues

Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
Promoted mobile enterprise *Dissolved in 2007

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Promotes and develops standards for the electrical industry

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Open Source And Industry Alliance (OSAIA)
Promoted and advocated for the interests of the open source community *Inactive

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Forum (OFDM)
Developed and promoted a unified standard for OFDM technology *Inactive

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Security Industry Association (SIA)
Develops and maintains standards for the security industry (U.S.)

Sustainability Consortium
Develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies.

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TechAmerica
Promotes and advocates for the information and communications technology (ICT)industry (U.S.)

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Promotes the communications and information technology industries

The International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA)
Develops international standards for transfusion medicine and transplantation for electronic data interchange protocols

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U.S. Government Accountability Office
Provides accountability on how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars (U.S.)

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