The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host a Listening Session on September 12 with auto industry leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities regarding the implementation of the U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (USG NSSCET). ANSI encourages relevant industry leaders to attend the event to discuss how the U.S. government can support the private sector-led standards system.
The strategy, announced in May 2023 at a White House Summit of standardization knowledge leaders from the public and private sectors, commits to increasing U.S. government support for the private sector-led standards system, and calls out its alignment with the United States Standards Strategy (USSS) published by ANSI. The USG NSSCET outlines how the United States will to advance U.S. competitiveness, protect the integrity of standards-developing ecosystems, and assure the long-term success of the U.S. innovation ecosystem.
Ultimately, the strategy aims to strengthen U.S. leadership and competitiveness in advanced technologies that are critical to the nation’s economy and national security. NIST is leading implementation of the strategy across the U.S. government to implement objectives focused on investment, participation, workforce, and integrity and inclusivity, and has released informational resources on the USG NSSCET, including fact sheets and a link to the USSS.
Register for the Listening Session, to be held on September 12, 2023, from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, MI. Registration must be completed by Friday, September 8, at 11:00 a.m. EST. The session will address automated, connected, and electrified transportation, which are specifically called out in the USG NSSCET as a critical and emerging technology application area that impacts the U.S. global economy and national security.