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Requirements and Recommendations for STEP Conformance Testing



Sharon J. Kemmerer


This report focuses on important issues that will arise during an effort to offer a full-scale STEP conformance testing service to U.S. industry. The content presented here draws from ITI's past conformance testing experience in order to provide a perspective of real-life problems associated with developing and offering testing services. Thus, to the decision- maker and funding agency considering active participation in STEP CT, this report identifies major issues confronting CT in general, and STEP CT in the United States in particular. It also offers insight into the direction that U.S. activity should proceed.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4743
Report Number


STEP, conformance testing, standards


Kemmerer, S. (1992), Requirements and Recommendations for STEP Conformance Testing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created September 1, 1992, Updated May 21, 2009