Briefing explores U.S. standards and conformance system.
Press Release Summary:
October 28, 2009 - On October 2, representatives of 9 leading standards organizations gathered on Capitol Hill to introduce Congressional staff to the U.S. private sector-led approach to standards. The event, which was attended by more than 60 staffers and other interested stakeholders, demonstrated how standards and conformity assessment activities help companies meet global needs, and how National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act impacts the U.S. standardization system.
Original Press Release
Congressional Briefing and Expo Explores the U.S. Standards and Conformance System
Press release date: October 16, 2009
Read the ANSI Reporter Special Feature on the Act and its implementation. Congressional staff in attendance also learned about the NTTAA, which requires government agencies to use privately developed standards whenever possible. This saves taxpayer dollars, reduces duplication of effort, maximizes the use of well-established expertise within industry, academia, and government, and gives all stakeholders a voice in the standards development process. "On behalf of all of us at ANSI, I was pleased to collaborate with these key standards and conformance organizations to introduce our system to the staff on Capitol Hill," said Mr. Bhatia. "Attendees showed a great interest in the standards system and spent time visiting the booths of all of the sponsoring organizations who exhibited. I believe that these staffers now have a better understanding of the value of voluntary consensus standards and private sector-led conformity assessment solutions as tools for government."