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Fourth Annual Report on Federal Agency Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards



K J. Johnsen, K L. McIntyre, Belinda L. Collins


OMB Circular A-119 requires NIST to share annual reports from Federal agencies on their participation in voluntary standards activities. This report prepared for OMB also describes fulfillment of similar requirements of the Technology Transfer Act regarding use of voluntary standards and participation in private sector standardization work, as well as the informational and coordinating roles of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Further actions are recommended to strengthen the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy and the efforts of all Federal agencies to fulfill obligations under the Circular and the Act.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6846
Report Number


annual report, interagency committee on standards polic, National Technol. Transfer and Adv. Act, OMB circular


Johnsen, K. , McIntyre, K. and Collins, B. (2002), Fourth Annual Report on Federal Agency Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated October 16, 2008