A BILL: To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to funding for certain safety projects, and for other purposes. Introduced January 21, 2021
Today we unpack examples of federal level standards setting affecting an industry that does not like to think of itself as an "industry" but is the foundation of all sectors of all economies in every nation. All units of the federal government compete with private standards setting organizations for hegemony in many economic domains even when statutes limit their power to do so.
NIST is a governance and measurement standards laboratory and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. It has several enterprises that support the academic and business side of US education communities.
The global standards system has always been a lonely place for the user-interest; not because of anything the standards development organizations have failed to do. No. The user-interest is lonely because of what the user-interest has failed to do.
Best practice titles relevant to education community safety and sustainability change at a rate of 100 to 1000 times per day. We break down this action every day, assign priorities, then schedule a separate time teleconference to respond to public consultations. Daily colloquia topics are shown on our CALENDAR.
The U.S. Department of Energy has reviewed the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code compared to the 2015 edition. Public consultation closes December 10, 2021.
Since the 535 members of the US Congress opened the 116th session nearly two years ago, over 8,000 legislative proposals for amendments have been introduced; many of them driving the safety and sustainability goals of our "cities-within-cities". Today we provide two click access to the founding legislation.
Certain gain-of-function studies with the potential to enhance the pathogenicity or transmissibility of potential pandemic pathogens have raised biosafety and biosecurity concerns, including the potential dual use risks associated with the misuse of the information or products resulting from such research.
The off-loading of large chunks of the education industry to the internet, and a hottening of the competition for paying customers (i.e. students. grants, membership fees) inspires a revisit of 2019 antitrust case involving one of the hundreds of trade associations in the #BigAcademia ecosystem.