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Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program? One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the most important, is that it is an excellent quality assurance tool. PTP provides us an indication of... more
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An Interview with Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium The intersection of location information and standards can improve access and information use to benefit everyone. How would you describe geospatial information... more
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An Interview with Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary-General of SME Safety and the European Association of Digital SMEs The benefits and challenges of standards and standards development for SMEs in Europe What role do SMEs play in the European... more
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An Interview with Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and more are all part of the Commerce Department's focus on growth... more
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Alex King talks about the management of rare and critical resources. How are rare earth materials critical in clean energy and manufacturing? Almost anything that you use contains some materials that are potentially in short supply - we call them... more
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An Interview with Rachel Weintraub of the Consumer Federation of America Working at the intersection of advocacy, standards and legislation, Rachel Weintraub talks about improving the safety of children's products. How are standards and the... more
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An Interview with Rhone Resch of the Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO Rhone Resch discusses the Solar Energy Industries Association and its work to further the use of solar and establish it as a significant U.S. energy source... more
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An Interview with Emily Bremer of the Administrative Conference of the United States1 Incorporation by reference, and the related study and recommendations by the Administrative Conference of the United States, as well as the public-private... more
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An Interview with Shaun E. Donnelly of the U.S. Council for International Business From the perspective of a career in diplomacy and international business, Shaun E. Donnelly talks about business, standards and the challenges of both in today's... more
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An Interview with Konstantinos Karachalios, Ph.D., Managing Director of IEEE-SA Konstantinos Karachalios brings a global viewpoint to an interview about standards systems and patents from his years at the European Patent Office and, now, at the IEEE... more

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