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Standards.gov is your pathway to standards solutions. The NIST Standards Coordination Office provides tools, programs, services, and educational resources about documentary standards and conformity assessment.

FEATURED

15 CFR Part 287 Guidance on Federal Agency Conformity Assessment Activities 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published revisions to 15 CFR Part 287 Guidance on Federal Agency Conformity Assessment Activities. The revision updates policy guidance on Federal agency use of conformity assessment that reflects advancement in conformity assessment concepts, and the evolution in Federal agency strategies and coordination in using and relying on conformity assessment.

United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop
The United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop took place virtually on September 22-23. This workshop facilitated the exchange of information concerning U.S. and Brazil standards, conformity assessment and regulatory systems as well as experiences concerning the acceptance of conformity assessment results in each other’s markets. 

Mexico-USA-Canada Workshop
On September 22, NIST, the General Directorate of Standards (DGN) of Mexico, and the Standards Council of Canada held a virtual Mexico-USA-Canada Workshop: Overview of Mexico’s National Quality Infrastructure Law. 


Standards.gov is administered by the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) at NIST. This site provides:  

  • background materials and resources on the documentary standards and conformity assessment landscape that are useful for industry and academia; 
  • useful documentary standards and conformity assessment information freely available to the general public; and
  • information about the use of documentary standards and conformity assessment activities in the Federal government. 

Standards provide industries and innovators with a common language that facilitates trade, simplifies transactions and enables people to work together toward greater common goals that cut across disciplines and borders. NIST supports the development of standards by identifying areas where they are needed, convening stakeholders and providing technical and scientific guidance and expertise to help stakeholder groups reach a consensus.

News and Updates

Events

MEXICO-USA-CANADA WORKSHOP

Tue, Sep 22 2020
MEXICO-USA-CANADA WORKSHOP OVERVIEW OF MEXICO'S NATIONAL QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE LAW VIA WEBEX TALLER MÉXICO-EE.UU

Awards

Publications

ABC's of Conformity Assessment

Author(s)
Lisa J. Carnahan, Amy L. Phelps
The Standards Coordination Office periodically publishes information related to standards and conformity assessment as a service to producers and users of such

Contacts

Standards.gov

  • Standards Coordination Office
    (301) 975-4000
    NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 2100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2100