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The Global Standards Information website is managed by the Standards Services Group (SSG) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. SSG conducts standards-related programs and provides expertise and services to strengthen the US economy and improve the quality of life.
Our staff works closely with US industry, standards developers, other government agencies, and leaders in the global standards community to build a standards infrastructure that supports innovation and creates opportunities for business to thrive.
We actively monitor and participate in standards development and conformity assessment activities globally, consult with other federal agencies on standards policy issues, offer workshops and educational seminars for domestic and international audiences, and provide standards-related research and information services.
Under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act, we also manage the assigned responsibility of coordinating federal, state, and local technical standards and conformity assessment activities, as well as coordinating with those activities in the private sector. We also coordinate the activities of the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy, and participate in the Commerce Standards Committee. Our goal is to equip US industry with the standards-related tools and information necessary to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
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