[Cryptography] OMB Circular A-119
dan at geer.org
dan at geer.org
Wed Mar 5 13:29:47 EST 2014
This is all quotation from a newsletter on consortia generally.
I've no time today and since the fuse is short, I am just forwarding
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Recently, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed
changes to the rules that govern not only participation by agency
personnel in standards development, but also all procurement by
government agencies as well. These changes are far-ranging, and some
could have a significant negative impact on consortium-developed
standards unless the proposed changes are modified. Public comments
will be accepted through May 14.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the
U.S. standardization system, will be holding a Webinar on March 6 that
will ouline the proposed amendments. The Webinar is free, but space is
limited and advance registration is required, and I am forwarding that
invitation to you below.
Further engagement and information on these issues are available to
ANSI members, and I will be circulating additional information, as well
as proposed comments, to interested organizations (and OMB) as well.
Please contact me if you would like to participate in those comments.
Here is the Webinar invitation:
On March 6, ANSI will host a webinar about the proposed revisions to
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-119, "Federal
Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus
Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities."
Thursday, March 6, 2014
2 to 3:45 pm Eastern
The webinar will focus on a number of topics, including voluntary
consensus standards and voluntary non-consensus standards, SDO process
issues, IPR and incorporation by reference, conformity assessment, and
agency-related issues. Several guest facilitators from the
standardization community - both public and private sectors - will join
us for the dialogue.
Due to the anticipated level of interest in this webinar, please
register in advance. Participation will be listen-only, but there will
be an opportunity to pose questions to the facilitators via chat.
By way of background, earlier this month, OMB posted a Federal Register
notice inviting public comment on the revised circular. ANSI will
develop a consensus response on behalf of the standardization
community, and we are asking stakeholders to submit any input on the
revision to eneiman at ansi.org by Friday, March 21. We also encourage
individual companies and organizations to submit their own comments in
direct response to the notice. Please note that final responses must be
submitted to the Federal Register by May 12, 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please feel
free to reach out to me at any time.
Thank you very much for your attention.
4. mailto:eneiman at ansi.org
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