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Consortium Standards Bulletin: Reimagining a "National" Standards Strategy

Jan 29, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Updegrove)

"In 2000, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) undertook the task of drafting a 'National Standards Strategy' for the United States. The goals included identifying the challenges then facing America as it participated domestically and abroad in standard setting, devising responsive actions to be taken to meet those challenges, and designating the stakeholders best suited to undertake them. A blue ribbon committee drawn from accredited standards development organizations (SDOs), government agencies, industry and academia was formed to undertake the task, and broad participation was solicited and received from the wider standards community as well. The resulting document received immediate attention abroad as well as domestically, and a number of other nations undertook similar efforts shortly thereafter..."

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