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U.S.-Israel Science & Technology Foundation Issues Request for Applications

Deadline for Submission - July 15, 2004

Washington, DC, May 25, 2004

The U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF) has announced the opening of its Request for Applications (RFA) in Integrated Security Management Systems Approach Pilot Studies. Applications are due by July 15, 2004.

The USISTF invites submissions of applications for funding of projects to test and demonstrate an Integrated Security Management Systems Approach via pilot case studies. An integrated security management system should draw on elements derived from the current ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), BSI 18001 (occupational health and safety) standards and the new NFPA 1600 (disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs) standards. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model incorporating the 17 requirements in ISO 14001 is seen as a particularly relevant model in developing the integrated security management system.

The Foundation welcomes applications from both pilot locations, as well as technical experts who identify pilot sites within their project.

The USISTF is a Washington D.C.-based 501 (C)(3) non-profit foundation established by the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission, a bi-lateral program funded by the governments of the United States and Israel.

RFA materials may be downloaded from the USISTF web site ( For questions about the RFA, please contact Dr. Marc Siegel, the RFA Program Manager at

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