The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) is a body composed of the "Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) chair and area directors. It provides the final technical review of Internet standards and is responsible for day-to-day management of the IETF. It receives appeals of the decisions of the "working groups, and the IESG makes the decision to progress documents in the "standards track.
The chair of the IESG is the director of the General Area, who also serves as the overall IETF Chair. Members of the IESG include the two directors of each of the following areas:
Liaison and "ex officio members include: