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David F. Alderman (Assoc)

David is the Group Leader for the Standards Coordination and Conformity Group at NIST. This Group's mission is to carry out NIST's responsibilities under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) which calls for NIST to coordinate Federal, State, and local technical standards activities and conformity assessment activities, with the private sector, with the goal of eliminating unnecessary duplication and complexity.

Prior to that, David was with the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for 14 years. He initially served as the Program Manager for NVLAP's largest program, where he was responsible for the accreditation of over 600 asbestos testing laboratories. In 1994 he was named the Deputy Chief of NVLAP responsible for managing the day-to-day operations while also serving as the Program Manager for NVLAP's Fasteners and Metals Program. In October of 1999, he was named the Chief of NVLAP.


Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

Kathryn Miller, David F. Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lily Chen, James Foti, Barbara L. Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Theofanos, David A. Wollman
This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021