Conformity Assessment has become increasingly important to federal agencies. Federal agency programs have been and are increasingly leveraging conformity assessment programs and activities in support of regulatory, procurement and other mission objectives in order to meet their responsibilities with ever shrinking resources. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has coordinated with the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP) to establish an ICSP task group, the Conformity Assessment Work Group (CAWG).
The objective of the CAWG is to facilitate coordination of government agency activities and develop recommendations relating to conformity assessment policy matters to the ICSP. Participants include representatives across federal agencies with expertise in the development and implementation of conformity assessment programs.