Obama administration announced interagency Subcommittee on Standards

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced the creation of an interagency Subcommittee on Standards to provide leadership on critical standards-related issues. The announcement capped a big week for the standards world in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, “I testified on behalf of Microsoft at a House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation hearing on structure of […]

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced the creation of an interagency Subcommittee on Standards to provide leadership on critical standards-related issues. The announcement capped a big week for the standards world in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, “I testified on behalf of Microsoft at a House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation hearing on structure of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its role coordinating standards-related issues. On Wednesday, same panel held another hearing to consider how U.S. government can best support innovation in tech fields and the role of standards. At both hearings, the need for effective coordination among government agencies and industry were discussed, with specific reference to NIST’s work around the so-called “smart grid” and e-health,” revealed Craig Shank. Chopra’s announcement set out three important starting points for the Subcommittee on Standards: “To ensure that federal agencies work closely and effectively together to define their standards needs, define their approach to working with industry and standards organizations, and support their meaningful adoption by markets.”