February 16, 2021

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Registration Open: March 31 America Makes and ANSI Design for Additive Manufacturing Virtual Event  

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together subject matter experts from industry, government, and academia for a discussion that will help to lay the groundwork for further development/refinement of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, last published in June 2018. 

What is an American National Standard Anyway? Register for Free ANSI Webinar

The informative public webinar on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, is open to all stakeholders interested in learning about ANSI and the American National Standard process. Advance registration for the complimentary webinar is required.

ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposal for International Workshop Agreement on Guidelines for Live Streaming Marketing Service

ANSI encourages stakeholders to submit feedback on an International Workshop Agreement proposal on guidelines for live streaming marketing services. Submit comments to ANSI by March 10, 2021.

ANSI Organizes U.S.-Nigeria Digital Connectivity and Security Standards Workshop

The January 26-27 virtual event brought together more than 100 public- and private- sector leaders from the U.S. and Nigeria's rapidly expanding information and communication technology sector. Topics included 5G and rural telephony, as well as technology solutions to enhance Nigeria's digital transformation efforts. 

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Honoring Scientific Leaders and Innovators in the Fight against the Pandemic, and More

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this issue:

  • AdvaMed Relaunches Med Device Network to Support Administration's National COVID Plan
  • NSF International Honors Scientific Leaders and Innovators in the Fight Against COVID-19 

ISO, IEC, and ITU January 2021 Listings of Work Items Published

In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and collaboration and reduce duplicative work, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have coordinated the publication of a monthly document that lists all new work items from the three organizations, including updates on the projects and timelines for the technical committees' work. 

ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the broader standardization community. See the newest updates from ASCE, IEST, IEEE, SCTE, TRSA, and more...



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read a post: Standards in the Spotlight: Robotically Assisted Surgery and Machine Safety.





This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, February 8-12, 2021

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

Standards Action, February 12, 2021

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

ANSI Annual Report 2019-2020

Released during World Standards Week 2020, the report details key ANSI and affiliate initiatives over the past year, as well as activities on the horizon. 

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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