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Roundtable on Federal Government Engagement in Standards

Achieving national priorities—the Smart Grid, electronic health records, cyber security, cloud computing, emergency communications—depends upon interoperability standards. Consensus standards for these new technology sectors are helping drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation.

What is the appropriate role for the federal government in convening industry stakeholders and catalyzing standards development and use? How should the federal government engage in sectors where there is a compelling national interest? How are existing public-private initiatives in standardization working? 

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are hosting a moderated panel discussion with thought leaders from industry and academia on this important topic.

January 25, 2011 -- 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Herbert C. Hoover Building Auditorium U.S. Department of Commerce Washington, D.C.  


9:30AM Welcoming remarks

  • Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, NIST
  • Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer

10AM Moderated PANEL discussion (see panelist list above,) led by Phil Weiser, Senior Advisor on Technology and Innovation, National Economic Council.

11:30 AM Q&A (questions for panelists/moderator)

11:55 AM Summary

12:00 PM Adjourn



About the NSTC Sub-Committee on Standards

White House Blog posting about federal agencies engagement in standards

NSTC Sub-Committee on Standards Request for Information

Created January 13, 2011, Updated May 13, 2016