Following the approval of a proposal from the British Standards Institution (BSI) for IEC and ISO to form a new Joint Technical Committee (JTC) on Quantum Technologies, ANSI is broadly soliciting all U.S. parties interested in potentially serving as the administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and/or as members of a TAG for this JTC, upon its formation.
The IEC Standardization Management Board (IEC/SMB) and the ISO Technical Management Board (ISO/TMB) have both initially agreed to the title “IEC/ISO Joint Technical Committee on Quantum Technologies,” with the following scope:
In addition, as a practical consideration for the operations of the new JTC, the IEC/SMB and the ISO/TMB have initially agreed that the IEC Directives Supplement, IEC IT system, and IEC editing/publishing support will be applied to the new JTC and its sublevels. As JTCs are joint activities between IEC and ISO, the decision on applying the IEC Directives Supplement, IEC IT system, and editing/publishing support does not imply that IEC has any greater oversight of the new JTC than ISO. IEC and ISO are co-equal partners in their support of JTCs.
Ballots will soon be issued to both the IEC/SMB and ISO/TMB to formally approve the new JTC under this title and scope, as well as the practical considerations for support. ANSI does not foresee any outcome resulting from those ballots that differs from the details presented above. Therefore, in order for the U.S. to be well-prepared for the start-up of this new JTC, ANSI is issuing this notice broadly to solicit all U.S. parties interested in potentially serving as the administrator of the U.S. TAG and/or as members of the TAG upon its formation.
Given that the new JTC will operate under the IEC Directives Supplement and IEC IT system, ANSI staff assigned to the USNC/IEC will facilitate and coordinate related activities, and the ANSI internal oversight of the TAG for the new JTC will be placed under the USNC Technical Management Committee (USNC/TMC). ANSI staff assigned to the USNC/IEC program have strong knowledge of the IEC Directives Supplement and the IEC IT system, and will provide excellent support to the TAG once formed.
Organizations interested in being considered to serve as the TAG Administrator for the new JTC should inform Tony Zertuche ([email protected]) or Ade Gladstein ([email protected]) by close of business on Friday, December 22, 2023. Those interested in serving as a member of the TAG should also inform Zertuche or Gladstein by Friday, December 22, 2023. Questions may be directed to Zertuche and Gladstein.
Note: If there are multiple candidates to serve as the TAG Administrator, the USNC Technical Management Committee (USNC TMC) will decide which organization will serve.