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Conformance Testing

Conformance testing is a process conducted to determine whether a product or system meets the requirements of a specified standard or standards created by a standards development organization – consortium, trade association, government agency or other entity – to achieve connectivity or interoperability.

NIST plays a critical role in the standards development and harmonization process to ensure that recognized standards are complete and unambiguous. NIST makes available testing tools for the following: