OMB circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities, requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to report annually to the Office of Management and Budget on the progress that NIST has made in coordinating Federal agencies, use of voluntary standards and participation in standardization activities, and to provide summaries of the status of agency interactions with private sector voluntary standards bodies. The NTTAA requires Federal agencies to use voluntary standards to the extent practicable, and to report when they have developed agency-specific standards. The present report addresses the development of agency unique standards, the extent and nature of participation by Federal agencies in the development of voluntary standards, their use of voluntary standards, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the policy promulgated in the Circular.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6354
Federal agencies, government-unique standards, policy coordination voluntary standards, standardization