NASTF Plans Secure Data Release Model (SDRM) Panel at Spring Meeting

Apr 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from National Automotive Service Task Force

    LEESBURG, Va., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National
 Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has scheduled a discussion panel for
 the Spring General meeting to address questions regarding the new Secure
 Data Release Model (SDRM), which was released January 1, 2008. The Spring
 meeting will be held on April 15 at 2:00 pm in the Mackinac East/West Room
 at the Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI. "The SDRM panel will
 consist of representatives from vehicle manufacturers, independent
 locksmiths who are registered and currently use the system, and the
 American Automobile Association (AAA)," said Charlie Gorman, NASTF
 Chairman. "The SDRM panel will address questions related to development,
 participation, system integrity, ease of use, customer support and much
     The SDRM panelists are as follows:
     Moderator: Tom Nash
     General Motors: Bob Stewart
     Nissan: Jim Von Ehr
     Volkswagen, Kurt Immekus
     Locksmith: John Brueggeman
     Locksmith: Claude Hensley
     American Automobile Association: Justin McNaull
     For reference, all information on the SDRM is available on the NASTF
 website at This information also covers the registration
 process and qualifications necessary for a repairer or other security
 professional to access this security information. The website also provides
 a link to download the necessary forms to apply for inclusion in the
 national registry.
     "NASTF continues to meet the information needs of the automotive
 service industry, but we need involvement from everyone to build on this
 success," added Gorman. "The dedicated companies and individuals that
 helped create this solution continue to support the mission and goals of
 NASTF, and we all owe them a debt of thanks for their efforts. Join us in
     NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps
 in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information,
 service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of
 automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was
 incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at
     As a 501(c)6 not-for profit organization, NASTF takes no position on
 any legislation that may be proposed or pending in state or national
 legislative bodies.

SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force