The Group does not make standards of its own, but serves as an informal central forum for co-ordination and dissemination of information of interest to the civil air transport security community. It meets only as needed, with an agenda built on recommendations of representatives. Decisions are made by consensus and can only be in the nature of recommendations, having no mandatory status.
The JCG has come to realize that the 'impacts' are not just limited to those activities managed by organizations such as the Air Transport Association (US) and AEEC (formerly Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee), but must be extended to cover other interested parties that control and manage information exchange in the complete civil aviation ecosystem. This includes air transport organizations such as ICAO, IATA and FAA but also others such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and industry service providers such as SITA. A number of governmental and defence counterparts are also involved, such as Certipath and TSCP (Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program).