As part of ongoing efforts to support collaboration between the public and private sectors in the standardization community, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is bringing together its Organizational Member Forum (OMF) and Government Member Forum (GMF) for a joint meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ANSI members can view the meeting agenda here.
Both in-person and virtual participation options are available, with in-person attendees meeting at AAMI headquarters in Arlington, VA. Register today.
Topics of discussion will include:
- ANSI Board-Driven Evolving Standards Landscape Initiative: Mary Saunders, ANSI vice president for government relations and public policy, will provide an overview of the findings and recommendations from the ANSI Board Focus Groups to address the evolving standards landscape. OMF and GMF members will be invited to brainstorm on near-term recommendations such as “Create ANSI Network for Government Engagement” and “Leverage ANSI members/industry to help with peer-to-peer communication.”
- Incorporation By Reference - Current Practice and Supporting Tools: Karen Reczek, Standards Coordination Office, NIST, will provide an update on the NIST Standards Incorporated by Reference (SIBR) Database. Saunders will provide an update on Federal Register requirements for standards incorporated by reference.
- Building a Skills-Based Ecosystem: Kacey Thorne, director of skills architecture, Western Governors University, will share information about the Open Skills Network and building a skills library, and how Western Governors University is looking at ways to integrate certifications with degree pathways. Karen Elzey, associate executive director, Workcred, and Isabel Cardenas-Navia, senior director of research, Workcred, will moderate a discussion.
- Listening Sessions - U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology: Saunders will provide feedback on the November 16 listening session hosted by ANSI and NIST, and lead an open dialogue with attendees. She will also share details on the upcoming December 6 listening session hosted by ANSI, Workcred, and Columbia University.
Visit the joint OMF/GMF meeting page to register.
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