IETF is a large, open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers who are committed to making the Internet work better. IETF’s mission is to produce relevant, high-quality technical and engineering documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. These documents include protocol standards, current best practices, and informational documents of various kinds.

Lisa Dusseault, a CommerceNet fellow and one of two area directors for IETF’s applications area, spends half of her time on IETF-related work, providing direction to groups working on applications, helping them run processes, and making sure applications meet IETF technical standards. She’s also responsible for calendar and email standards.