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Author Toth, Bob
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The odds are very high that an American attending an international standardization meeting or consulting in a foreign country will be asked about the U.S. standardization system. How is it organized? Who is responsible for developing standards? How many standards? Who sees to their implementation? What is the government's role? Why is there more than one standard for many commodities? Foreign engineers who are used to dealing with their national standards institute can be very critical of the decentralized U.S. system. Many are dissuades from applying U.S. standards because of real or anticipated problems in choosing, obtaining, and applying them. Many Americans raise similar questions. Some think that all standards come from the government. While most U.S. standardization specialists are familiar with the standards in their fields, few have an overview of the U.S. standardization system.
Description Affiliation: R. B. Toth Associates, Alexandria, VA (Toth, Bob)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal StandardView (STAN)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 4
Page Count 10
Starting Page 169
Ending Page 178


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Source: ACM Digital Library