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Standards Written by the Federal Government
Standards.gov offers background materials and useful links for locating information about the use of standards in government. Our primary focus is on federal agency use of standards and conformity assessment for regulatory purposes.
US Government Orgs & Agencies Standards
Below are links to specific governmental agencies' standards requirements and programs:
Department of Energy
Technical Standards Program at the DOE
Food & Drug Administration
FDA's Recognized Consensus Standards database includes all national and international standards recognized by FDA which medical device manufacturers can declare conformity to.
Occupational Health & Safety Administration
A comprehensive and easy to use resource for locating current OSHA standards and enforcement-related information. Includes links to interpretations, enforcement guides, and other enforcement related information.
ASSIST: Department of Defense Standards database
ASSIST Quick Search provides direct access to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository, the ASSIST database.
National Science and Technology Council: Biometric Standards
NSTC publishes the "Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards". This Registry is based upon interagency consensus on biometric standards required to enable the interoperability of various Federal biometric applications, and to guide Federal agencies as they develop and implement related biometric programs.