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Directory of Federal Government Certification and Related Programs



Maureen A. Breitenberg


This directory is the third edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) directory of federal government procurement and regulatory conformity assessment of programs which may affect product and services in the marketplace. Prior editions include: NBS SP 714, Federal Government Certification Programs for Products and Services, published in April 1986: and NBS SP-739, Directory of Federal Government Certification Programs, published in April 1998. Since the last edition, additional federal programs have been identified and changes have been made in previously listed entries to reflect organizational or programmatic changes. The scope of this directory has also been expanded to include conformity assessment and other types of federal programs which impact on the marketplace. We have not attempted to include programs operated by the U.S. government to accredit or assess laboratories unless they are in an integral part of a product or service regulatory or procurement program. Laboratory accreditation programs are included in a separate publication, NIST SP 808 Directory of Federal Government Laboratory Accreditation/Designation Programs.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 739
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accreditation, certification, inspection, labeling, licensing, product approval, registration, standards, testing


Breitenberg, M. (1998), Directory of Federal Government Certification and Related Programs, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created December 1, 1998, Updated October 16, 2008