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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

AIIM Publishes New Study on Corporate Information Governance
ANSI member and accredited standards developer the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) recently released a new study examining corporate information management and security efforts, with a particular focus on the automation of information management in the corporate realm. This document, Automating Information Governance - assuring compliance, was based on a survey of more than 500 business leaders, and found widespread and growing concern in the corporate world about the risks associated with data breaches and other information security breakdowns.

The report found that only 10% of surveyed organizations had an effective internal information governance policy and more than 80% of respondents believed that they were storing more information than they were required to. In addition, information gathered by the report's authors suggested that automation of corporate information was on the rise: only 14% of respondents currently used automation, while a further 35% reported immediate plans to automate their information governance, with many citing improved searchability and higher productivity as leading factors in their decision.

The full report is available for free download online.

Final Chance to Receive Early Registration Discount and Room Rates for 2014 SES Conference
ANSI member and accredited standards developer SES - The Society for Standards Professionals has announced that all attendees seeking to take advantage of discounts on the cost of registration and a special SES hotel rate of 165 Canadian dollars per night in connection with its 2014 conference in Ottawa must register for the event no later than Saturday, July 19, 2014.

The theme of this year's conference is Standardization and Conformity Assessment across Borders. The conference includes a welcome reception, keynote address by John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), and seven technical sessions covering issues critical to standards developing organizations (SDOs), private industry, and government agencies. SES will offer two professional development courses at an additional cost on August 11 and 14; the August 11 course is entitled "Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment: Basic Knowledge and Tools for Today's Professional," and the August 14 course is titled "Standards for Industry and Government." The full program for the conference is available online.

Online registration for the conference is currently available; in addition, a printable registration form can be downloaded from the SES website. For more information about accommodations for the conference, visit the hotel information webpage.

ECCMA Announces New Partnership with Open Geospatial Consortium
ANSI member the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) intended to bolster collaboration between the two organizations on the development of standards related to electronic real property information and identifiers. ECCMA and OGC are expected to work together to investigate possible areas of mutual interest for standards development and harmonization, as well as to carry out related education and outreach efforts.

For more information about ECCMA and its activities, visit

ISTA Now an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI's Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has approved ANSI organizational member the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on ISTA-sponsored American National Standards, effective June 27, 2014. For additional information, please contact A.J. Gruber, ISTA vice president, technical, by email at [email protected], or by phone at 517-333-3437, extension 212.


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