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Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies



Lisa J. Carnahan, Amy L. Phelps


The Standards Coordination Office periodically publishes information related to standards and conformity assessment as a service. This document provides those not fully familiar with the field of conformity assessment an introduction to the complexities in developing, operating, using or relying on conformity assessment programs to meet Federal legislation or Federal government agency missions, regulations, or procurement requirements.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 2000-02
Report Number


conformity assessment, standards, scheme owner, oversight


Carnahan, L. and Phelps, A. (2018), Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created September 30, 2018, Updated January 27, 2020