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March 13, 2023

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U.S.-German Standards Panel to Cover U.S. and European Standards Strategies, Tech and Climate Issues, and More

Join attendees at the National Press Club in Washington, DC or participate virtually: Learn about digital transformation and smart standards, climate change, artificial intelligence, and the U.S. and European standards strategies during the bilateral U.S.-German Standards Panel on April 4-5, 2023. The agenda, with speakers and session topics, is now available.

Nominations Deadline is One Month Away! ANSI 2023 Leadership and Service Awards Submissions Open Through April 14

ANSI's Leadership and Service Awards honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standards development, conformity assessment activities, and workforce development.

Join ANSI's April Consumer Safety Central Webinar: How Can Consumers Contribute to Standards Development?

Consumer involvement in standards settings is critical to help improve the safety of products that people rely on every day. Join ANSI’s free Consumer Safety Central Webinar on April 11 to find out how consumers can make a difference in standards development.

Establishing Specifications for Domestic Glass Types: Join an International Workshop!

ANSI encourages relevant stakeholders to attend a workshop to develop an International Workshop Agreement on “Domestic glass types – crystal and lead crystal glass – specifications and test methods.” Participants can attend virtually on June 16.

ISO, IEC, and ITU February 2023 Listings of Work Items Published

In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and collaboration and reduce duplicative work, the International Organization for Standardization, the International Electrotechnical Commission, and the International Telecommunications Union 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.

Innovation Flows In: ANSI Recognizes Efforts with Impact on World Plumbing Day

In light of the recent World Plumbing Day, ANSI recognizes the importance of the plumbing profession, and pays tribute to ongoing standards development work that helps support the international sanitation community—and the millions of people whose health and safety depend on plumbing around the world.

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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.



ANSI Member Updates

Keep current with news bites from ANSI members (submissions are welcome!), including free resources and recent achievements of interest to the standardization community. See the newest updates from American Welding Society, National Contract Management Association, NSF International, and UL Standards & Engagement.



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. Read the latest post: Amid Harsh Winter Storms, Standards Support Safety Measures and Clean Up. 




ANSI Public Policy

This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, March 6-10, 2023

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

ANSI Publications

Standards Action, March 10, 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.


Check out these other publications and documents of interest.

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ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002 IT Security Techniques Package

The ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002 IT Security Techniques Package provides the requirements and code of practice to initiate, implement, maintain and improve an information security management system in any size organization.


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