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ANSI and DHS to Build Online Homeland Security Standards Database

New York, Jul 01, 2004

The American National Standards Institute is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to build a comprehensive, online database of standards related to homeland security.

The first step in this initiative is the launch of a survey targeted toward CEO’s of U.S. standards developing organizations across the nation. The Homeland Security Standards Database Survey asks respondents to identify and provide information about their standards for products, processes, systems, services and training programs that relate to homeland security. The information provided will be indexed using a unique homeland security classification system so that the data can be more easily and accurately retrieved per the specifications and needs of DHS.

This resource will enable DHS, first responders, state and local officials, and others to quickly identify and obtain the voluntary standards they need to provide for the defense of the homeland against newly identified and emerging threats.

“Construction of this database has been identified as a priority item by DHS, and the cooperation and assistance of U.S. standards developing organizations is critical to its success,” said ANSI president and CEO Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz. “By working together, we will deliver an important and timely resource to meet the urgent needs of our nation.”

Additionally, ANSI’s Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) is forming a group to facilitate the exchange of information and experiences to aid in the development of the DHS database. Please visit the ANSI-HSSP web page for additional details.

Please click here to access the survey directly, or visit ANSI’s Survey Bank and scroll down to the Homeland Security Standards Database Survey.

Responses to the survey are requested by July 31, 2004.