is your pathway to standards solutions. Maintained by the NIST Standards Coordination Office, this website provides tools, programs, services, and educational resources about documentary standards and conformity assessment.

Search the Notify U.S. database
Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that offers U.S. entities an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their access to international markets.

Search the Standards Incorporated by Reference (SIBR) database (link is external)
The SIBR includes the voluntary consensus standards, government unique standards, private industry standards, and international standards referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Access Telecom Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)
Telecom Mutual Recognition Agreements.

Identify Key Federal Directives: NTTAA/OMB A-119
The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and Circular A-119 from the Office of Management and Budget stipulate actions to increase reliance on voluntary consensus standards.

Find Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP) Members
The ICSP oversees the use of standards by federal agencies in accordance with the NTTAA and the OMB Circular.

Where to Find Standards
Where to find standards, including tips on searching.

How to Purchase Translations
Information on purchasing translations.

Standards Executive Resources
Access standards-related laws, policies, and guidelines, including information on federal engagement in standards activities.


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