October 19, 2020

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Advancing U.S. Leadership in Critical Technologies through Standards

From protecting the health and safety of citizens, to driving new and emerging technologies and facilitating trade, ANSI's president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia highlighted the power of standardization during his keynote address at the U.S. Department of Defense's State of the Defense Standardization Program Virtual Conference on October 14, 2020.

Request for Feedback on the Standardization Community's Interest in Developing Space Cyber Standards

ANSI is seeking information on efforts by members of the standardization community to develop space cybersecurity standards, or any plans to develop such standards. Input is requested by November 16, 2020.

Weekly COVID-19 Update: A Virtual Panel Discussion on PPE, a Rehabilitation Program for Recovering Patients, and a Platform to Streamline COVID-19 Data Publishing 

  • ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence to Host Virtual Panel Discussion on PPE
  • Mayo Clinic Launches Rehabilitation Program for Recovering COVID-19 Patients 

  • Inside IBM's Platform "Deep Search," Built by an IEEE member

ANSI Hosts USTDA SCCP II Virtual Workshop Series on Clean Energy

ANSI recently organized a three-part webinar series bringing together U.S. and India stakeholders from the public and private sectors to discuss key topics related to photovoltaic standardization issues. The technical exchange provided sectoral insights and best practices for Indian participants and identified investment opportunities for U.S. participants. 

World Standards Day 2020 Focuses on Protecting the Planet with Standards

Celebrated annually each fall, World Standards Day raises awareness of the role that standards play in addressing global priorities and pays tribute to the thousands of volunteers around the world who participate in standardization activities.

ANSI Releases Latest Issue of ANSI in China Newsletter, Chinese Edition

ANSI's International Policy department has released the 2020 third quarter edition of its ANSI in China Newsletter, now available in English and Chinese versions.

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:

  • TIA has announced that Melissa Newman is the organization's new vice president of government affairs.

  • SAE International has appointed Amy Chu as the new director of the SAE Industry Technologies Consortia's Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium. 
New Features

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 AHRI, Apple, Corning Inc., HFES, HL7, ICC, Fiber Optic Association, NIST, Verizon, 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: Robotically Assisted Surgery and Machine Safety.


This week’s Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register, October 12-16, 2020

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

Standards Action, October 16, 2020

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