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ICSP AI Standards Coordination Working Group (AISCWG) Charter


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Standards Coordination Working Group (herein after referred to as the
“AISCWG” or “Working Group”) is established under the provisions of the charter of the Interagency
Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP). The ICSP advises the Secretary of Commerce and the heads of
other Federal agencies on matters relating to the implementation of OMB Circular A-119(1), reporting to
the Secretary of Commerce through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology


The AISCWG’s purpose is to facilitate the coordination of federal government agency activities related
to the development and use of AI standards, and to develop recommendations relating to AI
standards to the ICSP as appropriate. The AISCWG activities also support NIST’s Federal Coordinator
role for AI standards. The AISCWG reports to the Chair of the ICSP and advises the members of the
ICSP on relevant issues.


The AISCWG is responsible for:

  • Facilitating coordination for, and sharing of, U.S. Government positions in draft standards, standards work items, and other standards activities, where possible and practical, based on consensus processes.
  • Identifying effective means of coordinating with and contributing towards international and national voluntary consensus standards bodies engaged in AI standards development to include aligning U.S. government activities with those of the private sector
  • Assisting the ICSP in promoting effective and consistent federal policies leveraging AI standards
  • Raising awareness of federal agencies’ use of AI that contributes to standards activities
  • Promoting and fostering agency interest and participation in AI standards and conformity assessment activities


Participants include representatives across federal agencies with expertise or an agency stake in the
development and implementation of AI standards. AISCWG participants are designated with the
consent of their agency’s ICSP Standards Executive or alternate.

The ICSP Chair will designate the Co-Chairs of the AISCWG and NIST will serve as secretariat. The
AISCWG will provide updates on its activities to the ICSP. The Working Group will determine its own
meeting schedule but will meet no less than three times each year. The ICSP may dissolve the


This charter expires three years after the date of approval unless renewed by the ICSP.

May 25, 2021


(1) OMB Circular A-119: Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus
Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities
(2)Key Federal Law and Policy Documents: NTTAA & OMB A-119



Created January 12, 2022, Updated February 25, 2022