A New Standards Policy: A New Era?

Cliff Henke

January 1, 2001

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A New Standards Policy: A New Era?

Originally Published January/February 2001

Cliff Henke

0101x88a.jpgWe've heard this one before: the United States says that it is really, truly serious about creating a coherent standards-development policy that puts the nation in the strongest possible position vis-à-vis international bodies, but then it doesn't happen. Now a new standards policy has been announced. Will this time be any different?

Standards development is decidedly not a sexy subject. It is like the bill-paying aspect of marriage—not the best part, but a necessary part without which the rest might not survive. Though standards development may seem as plain as bread and butter, it is undeniably an important matter.

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