November 16, 2020

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Registration Open: December 7 ANSI Virtual Meeting on Standardization and the Commercial Space Industry

ANSI announced today the opening of registration for its December 7, 2020, informational meeting, Standardization and the Commercial Space Industry – Space Situational and Domain Awareness, Space Traffic Coordination and Management, and Orbital Debris Mitigation. The purpose of the virtual meeting is to raise awareness of relevant policy and standardization activity relating to these topics and the growing commercial space industry, and to facilitate dialogue on coordination and participation in standards-setting.

Big Data Update: Series on Data Reference Architecture Released

A new five-part series of standards and technical reports establishes a big data reference architecture (BDRA) and framework, which organizations can use in order to achieve interoperability between BDRA systems. The ISO/IEC 20547 series was developed by ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, whose secretariat is held by ANSI. 

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving and Winterizing Outdoor Public Spaces 

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. Suggestions for news items may be submitted to All submissions are published at ANSI's discretion. In this issue:

  • CDC Issues Guidance for a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday 
  • ICC Offers Guidance for Winterizing Outdoor Public Spaces

Putting a Lid on Climate Change with Sustainable Sanitation: ANSI Recognizes World Toilet Day 2020

As the United Nations' World Toilet Day drives awareness about the importance of toilets, and recognizes impact of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation, ANSI, the U.S. member body to ISO recognizes several ISO standards that directly contribute to the 2020 World Toilet Day theme.

People on the Move

People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers 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 Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has named Michael Nisenbaum as director of membership and marketing.
  • The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has appointed Dawn Decker as executive director of its Mid-Atlantic Chapter. 

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 AABC, ICC, IEEE, NAM, RIA, and more.


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: During National Novel Writing Month, Standards to Help You Write Your Best Selling Novel.


This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, November 9-13, 2020

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

Standards Action, November 13, 2020

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)

The United States Standards Strategy provides a framework to further advance trade and a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system in today’s globally competitive economy.

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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ISO/IEC 27050 - Information Technology Electronic Discovery Package provides guidance methods on establishing the electronic discovery process. The ISO/IEC 27050 series enables the user to identify, collect, preserve, process, review, and analyze electronically stored information.


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