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ANSI Urges Private-Sector Input into Newly Released Draft Implementation Roadmap for USG NSSCET by July 12


ANSI to Submit Coordinated Community Response; Send Feedback by July 8 to Contribute

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released today the draft Implementation Roadmap for the U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (USG NSSCET). The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) urges members to review the draft and provide input before NIST’s July 12 deadline. ANSI will submit a coordinated response on behalf of the standardization community, and encourages members to submit comments to ANSI by July 8 in order to contribute to the community response.

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). Broad themes addressed in the roadmap include enhancing coordination across the federal government, enhancing coordination between public and private sectors, and enhancing coordination with foreign governments.

As noted in NIST’s press release, the draft Implementation Roadmap sets forth actions and outcomes for the U.S. government to:

  • increase investment in pre-standards development activities for CETs;
  • broaden CET standards participation;
  • grow a CET standards-savvy workforce; and
  • assure inclusivity and integrity in developing CET standards.

NIST’s request for information asks respondents to address ways to further clarify the U.S. government’s commitment to working as a stakeholder in the private-sector-led U.S. standards system, and to affirm or clarify actions listed that directly promote the U.S. standards system.

How to Submit Feedback

To contribute to the ANSI response on behalf of the private-sector standards community, send contributions to Mary Saunders, ANSI senior vice president of government relations and public policy ([email protected]) by July 8.

To submit comments directly to NIST, send input to [email protected] by July 12. NIST notes that input should not include personally identifiable information; submit only information that can be made publicly available.

Read more in the NIST news release.

Additional Background

The draft Implementation Roadmap was developed by NIST following a previous Request for Information (RFI) and stakeholder engagements, including input gathered at a November session co-hosted by ANSI and NIST. ANSI submitted a response to the RFI on behalf of the private-sector standardization community in December.


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