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Twenty-Sixth Annual Report on Federal Agency Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and Conformity Assessment

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Author(s)

Nathalie Rioux

Abstract

In FY 2022, the 22 federal agencies that reported did not add or rescind any GUS in lieu of VCS, leaving a total of 80 previously reported GUS in lieu of VCS still in use. This analysis does not reflect the use of standards by the Department of Defense (DoD) or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as they report their use of GUS on a categorical basis via a different reporting mechanism. Agencies demonstrate the effectiveness of the NTTAA and Circular A-119 by their continuous review of opportunities to rescind GUS in favor of using VCS, and their involvement with the private sector through the VCS process. These activities suggest that federal agencies are cognizant of the benefits of meeting their mission needs by actively seeking to use VCS developed by the private sector.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8495
Report Number
8495

Keywords

nttaa, agency use of standards, government unique standards, voluntary consensus standards

Citation

Rioux, N. (2024), Twenty-Sixth Annual Report on Federal Agency Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and Conformity Assessment, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8495, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956975 (Accessed July 19, 2024)

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Created February 27, 2024