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NVLAP Federal Warfare System(s)



Bradley Moore, John Matyjas, Raymond Tierney, Jesse Angle, Jeannine Abiva, Jeff Hanes, David Dobosh, John Avera


NIST Handbook 150-872 presents the technical requirements and guidance for the accreditation of laboratories under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Federal Warfare System(s) (FWS) program. It is intended for information and use by accredited laboratories, laboratories seeking accreditation, laboratory accreditation systems, users of laboratory services, and others needing information on the requirements for accreditation under this program. The May 2021 edition of NIST Handbook150-872 is the first edition. The requirements of NIST Handbook 150 and the specific requirements and interpretations in NIST Handbook 150-872 must be combined to produce the criteria for accreditation in the NVLAP Federal Warfare System(s) (FWS) program. For more information, visit the NVLAP website,.
Handbook (NIST HB) - 150-872
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accreditation, conformity assessment, ISO/IEC 17025, laboratory, management system, NVLAP, standards, testing, DoD


Moore, B. , Matyjas, J. , Tierney, R. , Angle, J. , Abiva, J. , Hanes, J. , Dobosh, D. and Avera, J. (2021), NVLAP Federal Warfare System(s), Handbook (NIST HB), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created July 21, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022