ANSI’s standards coordination work is responsive to evolving national priorities and industry needs, as innovation and technologies advance all the time. By assessing research and trends and linking emerging technologies with identified priorities, ANSI works with its members and stakeholders to identify potential areas for standards coordination and propose appropriate activities.
Once a need has been clearly identified, ANSI may initiate a standards coordination activity – often starting with a targeted workshop or stakeholder event, as in the recent activities below.
If a need for more formalized work is identified, these activities may result in the establishment of an ongoing standards collaborative. In all cases, these activities are designed to advance cross-sector coordination in the development and compatibility of the standards and conformance programs needed to support and grow emerging technologies and markets.
ANSI held a workshop on global supply chain security for microelectronics standardization on July 27–29 at the headquarters of Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA. Held on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the workshop was designed to assess standardization activities that will help DOD fulfill its mandate under Section 224 of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act to establish standards for supply chain security for microelectronics products and services procured by DoD.
A follow-up workshop will be held October 26-28, 2022.
ANSI held an informational meeting, Standardization and the Commercial Space Industry – Space Situational and Domain Awareness, Space Traffic Coordination and Management, and Orbital Debris Mitigation, on December 7, 2020, which built on priority discussions identified in an initial stakeholder meeting in January 2020. The purpose of the virtual meeting was to raise awareness of relevant policy and standardization activity relating to these topics and the growing commercial space industry, and to facilitate dialogue on coordination and participation in standards setting.
The meeting drew close to 300 attendees from the United States and 17 other countries. Subject-matter experts from government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia exchanged information on relevant policy instruments, industry standards, and best practices. Speakers remarked on the fast rate at which the commercial space industry is growing and the need for standards and best practices to keep pace with this momentum. It was generally acknowledged that achieving a safe and sustainable space ecosystem is going to require both the public and private sectors working together on these issues.
Make connections and find out how organizations manage the risk of artificial intelligence during a new meet-up series hosted by ANSI.
First Session: Enterprise Risk Management and AI • Thursday, April 28, 2022 • Virtual event
The first session covered:
ANSI convened a virtual, open forum stakeholder workshop, Standardization Enabling AI Systems in Healthcare, to explore opportunities for progress through collaboration and standardization, to identify challenges, barriers, and gaps, and to discuss steps to optimize regulatory frameworks in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) systems in healthcare.
The results of a July 2020 ANSI survey on Standardization Empowering AI-Enabled Systems in Healthcare inspired the workshop discussions, which covered data, transparency and explainability, governance, and risk management. The goal was to assess the need for coordination of standardization and governance to meet expectations of safety, quality, responsibility, and risk to support AI-enabled systems in healthcare.
ANSI convened a Dietary Supplements Standardization Coordination Workshop to continue stakeholder dialogue on opportunities to work together to advance safety, quality, and trust in the dietary supplements supply chain, particularly through voluntary consensus standards and related conformity assessment programs. The event was a follow-up to initial stakeholder meeting on the topic held in December 2018.
The program included presentations, activity updates, and discussion among stakeholders on avenues for cooperation. Representatives of manufacturers, retailers, government agencies, trade and professional associations, and consumer advocates, attended.
As the demand for new products and services and the adoption of innovative solutions continue globally at break-neck speeds, there are big opportunities for U.S. businesses. And particularly in emerging markets like these, standards have the power to drive progress, safety, and efficiency by:
ANSI continually monitors the standardization landscape across emerging/growth sectors and works with its members and stakeholders to assess standardization needs for potential coordination activity.
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