Tagged: Standards Development

GAME: Mars Space Colony – A Game of Standardization


The ABC’s of Standards Activities

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2009
The Standards Services Division (SSD) within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes information related to standards and conformity assessment as a service to producers and users of such systems—both in the government and in the …

Case Study: How Standards Can Make the U.S. More Secure

by Erik Puskar, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2009
Before 9/11, most radiation detectors were designed for use in laboratories. After 9/11, the new Office of Homeland Security, which became the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), needed to plan for the possibility that terrorists …

Interagency Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2015
This interagency report sets out proposed United States Government (USG) strategic objectives for pursuing the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity and makes recommendations to achieve those objectives. The recommendations cover interagency coordination, collaboration with the …

Standards Introduction and Overview: What are standards, how are they used, and why do students need to know about them?

Provides a good overview of what technical standards are, the role of standards development organizations, the importance of learning about standards to prepare for professional work, and IEEE’s recommendations for including standards in engineering coursework.
Run Time: 0:24:40
Presenter: Howard Wolfman
Howard Wolfman, BSEE. MBA, Founder and Principal of …

Book Review: Modern Standardization

Book Review:  
Modern Standardization: Case Studies at the Crossroads of Technology, Economics and Politics by Ron Schneiderman
In today’s global economy, the importance of the formal study of standards has been highlighted by the new demands of international trade. Politics of standards development and adoption is …