GSA has explained that “Conformity assessment is a key part of FedRAMP.” NIST will be holding a free public workshop in Gaithersburg on April 11th titled “Conformity Assessment – Approaches and Best Practices on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland.”
The purpose of the NIST public workshop is (1) to examine current approaches to conformity assessment among Federal agencies and the private sector and (2) to provide a forum for discussion with NIST on conformity assessment practices, challenges and the means by which these challenges are being addressed.
NIST further explained that,
Discussions at the workshop will inform NIST conformity assessment guidance to Federal agencies. The conference will include presentations from key government officials, regulators, and industry and conformity assessment experts. Time will be allotted for participant input and discussions.
Registration information may be found in the attached Federal Register notice.