Industry & Academia
NIST Announces Funding for 2020 Standards Curricula Development Program
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to award funding for cooperative agreements for curricula development that will educate students about the impact, nature and value of standards and standardization so they develop a strong understanding and appreciation for the role of standards in the domestic and global marketplace.
NIST Guidance on Federal Conformity Assessment Activities (15 CFR Part 287)
Comments were accepted through April 7, 2020, on proposed revisions to regulation updating policy guidance on Federal agency use of conformity assessment that reflect advancement in conformity assessment concepts, and the evolution in Federal agency strategies and coordination in using and relying on conformity assessment.
Conformity Assessment Documents Published
NIST published two conformity assessment documents: SP2000-01: ABC’s of Conformity Assessment and SP2000-02: Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies. view more
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