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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 of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

AIAA to Hold Course on Space Standards and Architecture
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, is holding a course for individuals and organizations that seek to improve their teams' understanding of the benefits and usability of space standards and architectural frameworks.

"Space Standards and Architectures" is designed for spaceflight mission planners, managers, designers, and engineers pursuing guidance on the broad space standards environment. They will learn how to apply the most beneficial standards to their missions, gaining the tools to determine which of over 500 space standards are applicable to a given mission's needs. Attendees will learn about current model-based engineering methods to develop and communicate architectural decisions, as well as the role and interaction of standards developing organizations.

The course will be held on January 5 in Orlando, Florida. Its intended audience is mission users, not standards developers. To learn more and register, visit AIAA's website.

TIA to Hold Business Performance Optimization Symposium in Dallas
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, is holding a conference this November that focuses on how quality assurance best practices utilize data science and analytics to optimize a business' supply chain for greater efficiency.

The Business Performance Optimization Symposium (OS), to be held on November 12 and 13 in Dallas, TX, will highlight business performance innovations in the ICT industry. Attendees will hear from executives from leading telecommunications, technology, engineering, and consulting firms, with topics including:

  • The role of quality assurance in security
  • Benchmarking quality and performance reliability
  • Business assessment tools and strategies
  • The value of TL 9000 certification in the supply chain
  • The value of sustainability practices in improving business performance
  • Customer experience

See TIA's website to learn more and register.

ASAE Awards Ceremony Honors ANSI Members and Others that Go Above and Beyond
The American Association of Society Executives (ASAE) recently held its annual awards ceremony, acknowledging associations that go above and beyond their everyday mission with initiatives that benefit America and the world.

Several ANSI members were among the organizations recognized:

  • IEEE, Gold Award and Silver Award

See all the award winners on ASAE's website.

AHAM Offers Information on Counterfeit Water Filters after Recent Seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, offers stakeholders information on how to identify and avoid counterfeit water filters. This issue has resurfaced recently following the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's seizure of more than 5,200 counterfeit refrigerator water filters in California.

Counterfeit filters do not effectively remove contaminants, and may add them to the water. They can also leak, causing damage to appliances or property. AHAM advises that it may be difficult to distinguish genuine and counterfeit filters. Genuine filters likely weigh more, have a certification symbol, and can be purchased from reputable sources listed by AHAM's site on genuine and counterfeit water filters -

Learn more in the AHAM press release.

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