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ANSI and NIST to Co-Host November 16 Listening Session on Implementation of the National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members to register for a November 16 listening session on the implementation of the U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (USG NSSCET). Advanced registration is required for both in-person and virtual participation.

ANSI and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) are co-hosting the session to gather private-sector input on the USG NSSCET’s implementation. Released in May 2023, the strategy outlines U.S. government goals to enhance U.S. engagement in standardization related to critical and emerging technologies. It 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).

To be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET, the session will feature three panels, followed by open discussion among attendees:

Panel 1:  What are the most important challenges faced by the private sector when participating in standards development activities for CET, and how can these challenges be addressed?

  • Alexa Burr, Vice President of Standards and Segment Programs, API
  • Ajit Jillavenkatesa, ANSI IPAG Chair
  • Veronica Lancaster, Vice President, Standards Programs, CTA
  • Glenn Reynolds, Vice President-Technology Policy and Government Relations, ATIS
  • Michaela Wong, Director of Policy, Asia, ITI

Panel 2:  How can government incentivize U.S. stakeholders’ participation in international standards development?

  • Muhammad Ali, Senior Standards Strategy and Policy Leader, HP
  • Dain Hansen, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, IAPMO
  • Patrick Hughes, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy, NEMA
  • Patrick Lozada, Director, Global Policy, TIA
  • Elaine Newton, Senior Director, Global Standards Policy and Compliance, Oracle

Panel 3:  What can the government do to support and advance widely accepted principles for the development of international standards?

  • Sonya Bird, Vice President, International Standards, UL Standards and Engagement
  • Chris Dubay, Vice President, Engineering and Research and Chief Engineer, NFPA
  • Jeff Grove, Vice President, Global Cooperation
  • Jim Harlan, Senior Director, Licensing, Interdigital
  • Andy Updegrove, Founding Partner, Gesmer Updegrove

Laurie Locascio, Ph.D., NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, and Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, will provide opening remarks.

“This listening session offers a valuable opportunity for ANSI members to hear insights and provide critical input into the implementation of the USG NSSCET, and I encourage our membership to actively participate,” said ANSI President and CEO Joe Bhatia.

The listening session will be held at ANSI’s DC office and via Zoom. As in-person participation is limited, members are requested to register as soon as possible. Questions can be directed toMary Saunders, ANSI's vice president for government relations and public policy ([email protected]).


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