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Standard Setting Organizations
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Americas

Official Standard Setting organizations ("SDOs") and informal consortia can be global, regional or national in their membership. Click on an organization's name to view a description of that organization and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR Policy.


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3G Americas
Sought to integrate the five major wireless technologies and support their 3G migration (North America/South America) *Now 4G Americas

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Promotes major aerospace and defense manufacturers (U.S.)

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Develops and promotes telecom standards, operating procedures, and guidelines (North America)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Maintains, supports, and oversees the U.S. voluntary standards infrastructure and is the U.S. representative to the ISO (U.S.)

American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
Promotes the field of nursing informatics (U.S.)

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Promotes and represents the oil and natural gas industry (U.S.)

American Public Power Association (APPA)
Promotes the interests of community-owned electric utilities and their users (U.S.)

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Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)
Promotes biomedical research through data sharing and online collaboration (U.S.)

Biometric Consortium
Promotes research and development of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology (U.S.)

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Develops standards and certifies products (Canada)

Care Connectivity Consortium
Develops a single stream of electronic health records (U.S.)

Colombia Inteligente Initiative
Promotes effective strategies for the implementation of smart grid technology (Columbia)

ComCARE Alliance
Promotes lifesaving wireless communication networks and technologies *Now part of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Compliance Consortium Corporation
Maintains a program to assist organizations and governmental agencies with their federally mandated anti-drug and alcohol misuse programs (U.S.)

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I)
Promotes research and development in areas of strategic importance to manufacturing industries

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Promotes the consumer electronics industry (U.S.)

Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standardization of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA)
Promotes international electrotechnical standardization (Americas)

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Debit Network Alliance (DNA)
Develops a common debit chip solution for debit payments (U.S.)

Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DODSSP)
Maintained all U.S. Military Specifications, Standards and related documents (U.S.) *DODSSP functions were assumed by Defense Automated Printing Service (DAPS) in 1990, and then renamed Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services in 2010

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Electronic Health Records Association (EHR)
Promotes improvement of the quality of patient care and the health care system (U.S.)

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA)
Promoted market and standards development and competitiveness in the U.S. high-tech industry (U.S.) *Dissolved in 2010 and transferred standards maintenance to the Electric Components Association (ECA)

Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC)
Develops Enhanced Business Reporting guidelines and definitions

Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
Promoted the North American entertainment technology industry (North America) *Merged with the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) in 2010

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Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA)
Promoted the interests of the U.S. electronics, communications and information technology industries (U.S.) *Merged with AeA, CSIA, and ITAA in 2009 to form TechAmerica

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system (U.S.)

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperability between electric system components (U.S.)

GS1 US
Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

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Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Develops and promotes standards for interoperability in healthcare (U.S.)

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ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
Develops and recommends strategies for domestic and international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards development, implementation and promotion (Canada)

Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
Promotes information resources management products and services to the government (U.S.)

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)
Represents U.S. providers of information technology products and services (U.S.)

Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
Promotes research and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve surface transportation systems (U.S.)

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies (U.S.)

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Mobile 500 Alliance
Develops partnerships to accelerate the nationwide availability of a commercial mobile digital television service (U.S.)

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National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. (NCPDP)
Develops standards within the pharmacy services sector of the health care industry (U.S.)

National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP)
Develops security strategies for US information infrastructure (U.S.)

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Promotes 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems and develops related standards and guidance (U.S.)

National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes *Inactive (U.S.)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Develops and promotes standards to manage information in digital environments (U.S.)

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology of Brazil (INMETRO)
Develops and maintains standards for Brazilian enterprises (Brazil)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Develops and promotes measurements, standards and technology as a non-regulatory federal agency (U.S.)

National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS)
Maintains and promotes a standardized, integrated, justice and public safety network for the secure exchange of law enforcement information (U.S.)

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Develops and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in North America (North America)

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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Supervises Department of Defense acquisition & acquisition policies (U.S.)

Office of the United States Trade Representative
Develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and oversees negotiations with other countries (U.S.)

Open Information Security Foundation (OISF)
Develops intrusion detection and prevention engines (U.S.)

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Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
Promotes the development of technical standardization in its member countries (Americas)

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Promotes evidence-based performance measures in the healthcare industry (U.S.)

PTCRB
Develops and maintains the framework within which mobile device certification can take place (North America)

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Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
Develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management system issues, and functions as a Federal Advisory Committee to the Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)

Regional Alliance for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS)
Contributed to national security mobilization (U.S.) *Inactive

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Security Industry Association (SIA)
Develops and maintains standards for the security industry (U.S.)

SEMATECH
Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies (U.S.)

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Promotes and oversees standardization in Canada (Canada)

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TechAmerica
Promotes and advocates for the information and communications technology (ICT)industry (U.S.)

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U.S. Government Accountability Office
Provides accountability on how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars (U.S.)

Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Developed and promoted multi-industry standards, B2B supply chain solutions, and administered the Universal Product Code (U.S.) *Merged with GS1 US

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Wireless Communications Technologies Group (WCTG)
Promotes the U.S. wireless communications industry (U.S.)

Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA)
Promotes efficiency and innovation in the use of U.S. wireless spectrum resources (U.S.)

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Promotes the adoption of e-Commerce in the healthcare industry (U.S.)

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