What's New?


March 20, 2023

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Reminder: Join the U.S.-German Standards Panel 2023

Learn about the current standardization strategies in the U.S. and Europe and join discussions on digitalization, artificial intelligence, and climate change at the bilateral U.S.-German Standards Panel on April 4-5, 2023. In-person and virtual participation options are available for this event.

Digital Legacies: ANSI Seeks Comments on Newly Proposed ISO Standard and Project Committee

What happens to a person’s digital accounts after their death? According to a proposal submitted by Standards Australia, a standard would provide guidance on this issue, as well as clarity on consumers’ rights in relation to their digital media. As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI encourages relevant stakeholders to respond by March 29, 2023.

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Creates Cyber-Physical Resilience Working Group, Seeks Feedback

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology seeks feedback to support its newly created cyber-physical resilience working group. Among other requests, the group is requesting recommendations on methodologies and standards to encourage resilient system design and adoption.

Connect Your Classroom to a Standards Expert!

Do you have insight to share on the ever-evolving standards profession? A new initiative from the ANSI Committee on Education connects faculty and scholars around the country with standards experts in the field. The program is open to standards professionals looking to share information and professors/instructors at any U.S. post-secondary educational institution.

Standards Alliance Phase 2 Launches Spring Standards Training Initiatives in the African Continent

This spring marks the launch of Standards Alliance Phase 2 (SA2) initiatives that offer training related to standards and good regulatory practices, and an ongoing project that supports medical devices and the response to COVID-19. SA2 is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and ANSI.

Join ANAB Webinar on Conformity Assessment: "Basic Principles Are the Key"

The ANSI National Accreditation Board’s (ANAB) “4-3-3 Conformity Assessment Paradigm” explains the universal concepts of conformity assessment in a clear and concise way. Learn this method in the March 29 session featuring presenter Keith Mowry, senior manager, business development, ANAB.

ANSI COVID-19 News: How Clinical Research Is Helping People with Long COVID and Waste Water Surveillance Efforts

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health and safety and the nation's recovery. In this issue:

  • NIH's RECOVER Blog Highlights What Clinical Research Comes Next for Helping People with Long COVID
  • NIST Focuses on Waste Water Surveillance 

People on the Move

People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trail-blazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community. In this issue:

  • The American Society of Baking has named Kristen Spriggs as its new executive director. 
  • The Association for Materials Protection and Performance has named Alan Thomas as its new chief executive officer. 
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This Week in Standards Development

Review the latest domestic and international standards proposals, documents for public comment, new initiatives, and other opportunities for U.S. stakeholders to get involved.



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ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites on free resources, tools, and special achievements from ANSI members (submissions welcome!). This week:

  • ASTM International Collaborates with NIST on Report
  • NWRA Releases White Paper on Noise Ordinances' Impacts 
  • RESNA Disability, Entrepreneurship, and Gig Economy Summit
  • American Ladder Institute Webinar on Stepladder Safety

Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read a recent post: NIST Study Demonstrates the Capability of Digital Twins to Mitigate Cyberattacks in Manufacturing.




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, March 13-17, 2023

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, March 17, 2023

ANSI’s key public review vehicle enables effective participation in the standards development process.


ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022

ANSI Annual Report 2021-2022: Building for the Future 

The interactive Annual Report, released during World Standards Week 2022, provides highlights of initiatives positioning ANSI, its affiliates, and the U.S. standardization community for even greater impact.

United States Standards Strategy (USSS)

Updated in 2020, the United States Standards Strategy provides a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system to support U.S. competitiveness, innovation, health and safety, and global trade.


United States Conformity Assessment Principles (USCAP)

The United States Conformity Assessment Principles articulates how U.S. conformity assessment activities foster confidence while avoiding the creation of unnecessary barriers to trade.


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