United States Standards Strategy supports U.S. competitiveness.
Press Release Summary:
February 14, 2011 - United States Standards Strategy - Third Edition articulates principles and tactics that guide how U.S. develops standards and participates in international standards-setting process. Key modifications of third edition reflect greater reliance on cross-sector collaborations; importance of public-private sector partnerships; enhanced U.S. government efforts to coordinate agency standards activities and engagement; and U.S. government recognition of the integrity of existing U.S. standards process.
Original Press Release
Newly Published Edition of United States Standards Strategy Supports U.S. Competitiveness and International Trade
Press release date: February 3, 2011
Increased importance of public-private sector partnerships;
Enhanced U.S. government efforts to coordinate agency standards activities and engagement; and
U.S. government recognition of the integrity of the existing U.S. standards process through active participation in standards development and as a user of standards for regulation and procurement. "I encourage every member of the U.S. standardization community to endorse the U.S. Standards Strategy and incorporate its core tactics into their own organization's business and strategic practices," continued Bhatia. "Additional support or endorsement of the Strategy by members of Congress, top-level government agency officials, and industry leaders will demonstrate the critical role that standards play in promoting U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace." The Strategy and accompanying background information are available at www.ansi.org/usss or www.us-standards-strategy.org. A related document guiding the principles of U.S. conformity assessment activities, the National Conformity Assessment Principles for the United States, is available at www.ansi.org/ncap. About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).