April 19, 2021

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ANSI Announces Recipients of the 2020-2021 Leadership and Service Awards

The recipients are recognized for their significant contributions to national and international standardization activities, as well as an ongoing commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global voluntary consensus standards system. ANSI congratulates the 28 awardees!

ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredits Auditing Operation Services to Certify Foreign Food Supplies Under U.S.-FDA-FSMA Program

Helping to assure food safety practices meet essential requirements throughout the supply chain, ANAB is pleased to announce AOS’s accreditation in accordance with the international standard, ISO/IEC 17065, and pertinent certification scheme requirements and regulations under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act.

U.S. Contributes to Nanotechnology Efforts for the Greater Good

Learn how new international standards for nanotechnology, including U.S.-led work, are supporting developments related to vaccines, manufacturing, and more.

Online Game Terminology: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Standard

The proposal, submitted by SAC, the national standards body for China, specifies the definition of terms used in game research and development, operation, management, copyright, eSports, derivative production, and sales. As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI seeks input by May 28, 2021

James Dilanni Receives ANAB's Fourth Annual Burgess Assessor Award

Established to honor the memory of Terry Burgess, a valued ANAB employee, the award recognizes outstanding service by an ANAB contract assessor. The award was presented to Mr. Dilanni on April 7, 2021, at a virtual training. 

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:

  • CEDIA has announced that Melissa Geitgey is its new vice president of marketing, communication, and research.
  • The Illuminating Engineering Society has appointed Jennifer Jaques as its director of membership. 

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 GS1, HFES, Home Innovation Research Labs, IPC, and more...



Standards Spotlight

ANSI strives to increase the visibility of standards by highlighting their real-world application and impact on everyday life. In case you missed it: AI Orchestrates a New Era of Music, and Standards Fine Tune the Score




This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, April 12-16, 2021

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

Standards Action, April 16, 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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