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ANSI Wishes Its Members a Safe, Happy and Successful New Year


Washington, DC & New York, Jan 03, 2004

As 2003 draws to a close, the ANSI staff would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their support during the past year.

ANSI is proud of its many accomplishments during 2003, including the implementation of the ANSI Essential Requirements, which streamlined and increased the flexibility of the procedures that govern the American National Standards (ANS) development process. The introduction of a new membership dues structure at the start of the year is providing members with maximum flexibility and value, and allows more participation opportunities than ever before.

ANSI and the standards community played a leading role in the development of standards-related solutions to urgent national priorities such as homeland security and voting reform, and ANSI was named in multiple bills in Congress. The Institute contributed suggestions toward the long-range strategic direction of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), successfully advanced the concept of global relevancy within ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and was the first of all the ISO member bodies to launch an accreditation program for personnel certification bodies under the new international standard ISO/IEC 17024. We believe that these and our many other achievements are harbingers of further success in the New Year.

We would like to extend our best wishes for a safe, happy and successful 2004. We are always open to your comments and suggestions on ways to improve our services.

Happy New Year!

ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel