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2006 ANSI Framework for Action Summary Now Available

New York, Jan 25, 2006

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the official summary version of its 2006 strategic guidance document, the 2006 Framework for Action.

The Framework guides ANSI’s management and budgetary processes by enumerating a comprehensive collection of short and long term goals for each program area. It is updated each year to articulate the current strategies, initiatives and tactics that are being or will be implemented by the Institute. In certain cases, the tactics to be implemented and deliverables to be achieved will occur within 2006, in other cases the outcomes may extend well into the future. ANSI staff track measurable criteria and evaluate these metrics against key milestones and target dates.

“The Framework for Action highlights a number of key priorities in program areas ranging from governance to accreditation services and from communication and education to public policy and government affairs,” says ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. “It demonstrates ANSI’s continuing commitment to its members and customers, and to providing quality programs, products and services that will meet the standardization and conformity assessment needs of the ANSI Federation. ANSI’s future successes begin with the long term objectives contained within the 2006 Framework for Action.”

The Framework is developed with input from the ANSI Board, the Institute’s policy committees, senior staff and management team. It is also closely aligned with priorities identified in the newly approved United States Standards Strategy and the National Conformity Assessment Principles document.

Published annually in two parts, the full Framework for Action document details the Institute’s key strategic initiatives and tactics, and the secondary summary document highlights strategic objectives in key program areas. This summary also serves as an outline to report on successes to date during the ANSI Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for October 10, 2006, during the World Standards Week activities in Washington, DC.

The comprehensive set of strategies and objectives is available via ANSI Online ( — click the left-hand sidebar menu for a link to the file), or you may download the summary document here.

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