ANSI forms standards panel
WASHINGTON - The American National Standards Institute has established the Homeland Security Standards Panel, a coordinating body for the development of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness standards.
ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment standards, established the HSSP in direct response to a congressional report filed in January entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Homeland Security: Standards for State and Local Preparedness.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Membership will include representatives of industry, government, trade associations, standards developers and groups directly involved in U.S. Homeland Security standardization.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ANSI is uniquely positioned to address the urgent national priorities in homeland security by facilitating the standardization efforts of the public and private sectors,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dr. Arden Bement, director of the U.S. Commerce DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s National Institute of Standards and Technology.