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ANSI Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC)

The American National Standards Institute's ANSI Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC) has as its mission to identify existing consensus standards, or, if none exist, assist government agencies and those sectors requesting assistance to accelerate development and adoption of consensus standards critical to homeland security and homeland defense.
The Collaborative seeks broad engagement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), state agencies, and other relevant entities.

The HDSSC promotes a positive, cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors in order to meet the needs of the nation in this critical area.

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HDSSC Overview

Originally established by ANSI in February 2003 as the Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP), the HDSSC was renamed in 2013 to reflect a revision of the group’s charter expanding its scope to include issues related to homeland defense and to include input from a wider range of government agencies and private groups. The HSSP was originally established to bolster the development of voluntary standards related to homeland security and emergency preparedness. The updated charter calls for the group to reach out to members of the homeland defense and security sectors that have not previously been directly involved with the voluntary consensus standards system as well as to government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DOD), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and relevant state-level governmental bodies.


Participation

Participation in the HDSCC is open to representatives of industry, government, professional societies, trade associations, standards developers, and consortia groups directly involved in U.S. homeland security and homeland defense standardization.

 The roster of Panel participants is posted for information.

Any organization wishing to become a Panel Participant should contact the HDSCC Program Administrator (jcarl@ansi.org 212.642.4903) for further details on how to join.


HDSCC officers:

Co-Chair (private-sector):
Christian Dubay
Vice President and Chief Engineer
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Co-Chair (public-sector):
Gordon Gillerman
Conformity Assessment Advisor for Homeland Security
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Meeting Calendar

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Document Library

The HDSSC Member Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the Panel and are available to Panel Participants.

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Staff Contact

Michelle Deane
Director, HDSSC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.642.4884
Fax: 212.398.0023
E-mail: mdeane@ansi.org

Jessica Carl
Program Administrator, HDSSC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 1.212.642.4903
Fax: 1.212.840.2298
E-mail: jcarl@ansi.org


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