Volume 11 Num 2 July 2009
International standards and trade policy strategic
Associates suggested that the Obama White House Office of
Management and Budget use the potential
of the voluntary standards community to assist in achieving the goals
of the new administration.
Willingmyre wrote that the positive contributions
of standards deserve recognition in revisions to President
Clintonís Executive Order 12,866
on Regulatory Planning and Review.
Order 12866 Regulatory Planning and Review
creates incentives for federal agencies to take account of
private sector initiatives such as standards to solve problems.
T. Willingmyre P.E. as Special Advisor to the International Federation
of Standards Users IFAN www.ifan.org
Strategic Global Standards Policy issues of concern to the
International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN)
at the ANSI Company Member Forum March 12.
July 24, the Department of Commerce's International Trade
Administration and the National Association of Manufacturers will host
an event in Washington
on the U.S.
voluntary standards system including such
standards as they relate to crucial areas of technology such as
Smart Grid, healthcare IT and cybersecurity.
April, GTW Associates commented to FCC on a petition by the
Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses for Television
Transmissionís (CUTT FATT) Petition For Rulemaking GTW
suggested that the Commission
consider how previous
rulemaking related to patents in the applicable rule making procedure
apply or do not apply to the Petition and whether there is need to
applicability of the 1961 era Revised Patent Procedures of the
Federal Communications Commission
3 F.C.C. 2d.
GTW Associates commented June 30 on National Survey Questions of US Standards Policies: Given the impact of Globalization, is there a need to change current United States policies for development of private-sector technology standards? ... should the United States increase its support for U.S. standards education programs in order to maintain or enhance its competitive position in the global marketplace