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Towards Strategic Management of Standards Activities at NIST



K J. Leuteritz


This paper describes Strategic Standardization Management (SSMTM), its successful use by U.S. Companies, and the importance of the methodology for DOC-NIST and other government agencies. It also describes the role of NIST's Standards Advisory Committee in defining a generic plan that not only each operating unit can tailor for managing its own standards activities, but other agencies can also use and tailor for their own purposes. Examples of NIST's current standards support tools illustrate the important role they play in the creation of standards and the management of standards activities. A template, or path, is provided so that each NIST operating unit can set its own priorities and implement activities in support of the standards-related work associated with its mission. This template can also be adapted for use by other Federal agencies.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6292
Report Number
7 No. 4
No. 12


NIST, NTTAA, OMB Circular A-119, Operating Units, SAC, Standards Advisory Committee, strategic planning, strategic standardization management


Leuteritz, K. (2000), Towards Strategic Management of Standards Activities at NIST, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created March 1, 2000, Updated October 16, 2008