The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA), a Washington, DC based international trade organization, was established in 2003 with a mission to foster the development and adoption of distributed computing technologies, particularly as they are deployed for the delivery of high-value content.

The DCIA is a voluntary, consensus organization with representation from all substantially affected sectors of the rapidly evolving distributed computing industry.

This includes industry-leading software and solutions developers and distributors, broadband network operators, content rights-holders, and service-and-support firms.

DCIA participants are engaged in the development and adoption of business and technical standards-and-practices to advance the commercial development of distributed computing technologies.