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ANSI Submits Coordinated Response on Behalf of Private-Sector Standardization Community to NIST RFI


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has submitted a coordinated response on behalf of the private-sector standardization community to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Request for Information (RFI) on the implementation of the United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (USG NSSCET). Consolidated comments were developed with input received from stakeholders, as well as themes identified at the November 16 ANSI-hosted listening session on the USG NSSCET.

Released in May 2023, the USG NSSCET outlines U.S. government goals to advance U.S. competitiveness, protect the integrity of standards-developing ecosystems, and assure the long-term success of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, with a focus on critical and emerging technology (CET). 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) published by ANSI.

To inform the USG NSSCET implementation, including how to best partner with relevant stakeholders, the RFI sought information to “support the identification and prioritization of key activities that will optimize the USG NSSCET implementation and further enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to support a private sector-led, open, consensus-based international standards system, to which the U.S. Government is an active stakeholder and participant.”

ANSI solicited comments from all relevant stakeholders (including start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises, academia, civil society organizations, standards developing organizations, and international partners) on any topic believed to have implications for the implementation of the USG NSSCET. The consolidated comments submitted to NIST provide recommendations on investment; participation; workforce; and integrity and inclusivity.

View ANSI’s coordinated response.


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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