Press Release  5/18/18

LYNCHBURG, VA – Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has announced its Lead Cybersecurity Instructor, Mr. Hugh “Taz” Daughtrey, has been elected by a worldwide personnel certification body to represent the organization in the development of updated international standards for software testing.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)1, has chosen Mr. Daughtrey 
to participate on a working group jointly sponsored by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)2 and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)3.

“I expect a lot of effort will be needed as there are about 20 active contributors in this group managing a rather large, evolving, and sometimes contentious body of work,” stated Daughtrey.  “But I enjoy reading speculative fiction and, in my small way, helping to shape the future. That interest has motivated my being in the classroom, as well as my involvement in the larger 
technical community.”

The ISO/IEC working group is responsible for the series of standards [designated ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119] that define an internationally agreed basis for addressing concepts, processes, documentation, and design techniques for software testing.

The working group, composed of an international team of experts, has both in-person and online meetings and coordinates with various other efforts such as standardization of automotive digital systems and health infomatics.

CVCC Associate V.P. of Workforce, Business and Allied Health, Dr. James Lemons said, “We’re honored that one of our instructors has been selected for this highly technical and internationally recognized work group.  Cybersecurity is one of our newer programs and we’re so glad to have such a highly respected and capable instructor as Taz.”

Mr. Daughtrey is a longtime director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB)4, the U.S. member of the ISTQB, and currently serves as its treasurer.  He has contributed to various software quality and reliability standards for the IEEE Computer Society for over 35 years.