NIST has announced that it will hold a public meeting on January 25, 2011 “to discuss the Federal government’s role in standards development and use to address national priorities.” NIST notes that achieving national priorities such as cybersecurity “depends upon interoperable standards. Consensus standards for these new technology sectors are helping drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation.”
The meeting will include a moderated panel discussion to discuss issues including “What is an appropriate role for the Federal government in convening industry stakeholders and catalyzing standards development and use? How should the Federal government engage in sectors where there is a compelling national interest? How are existing public-private initiatives in standardization working?”
The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.
Attached below is the Federal Register notice with complete information.