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October 2, 2022


“The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.”  ― G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology

Programme d’automne Semaine 39 | 26 septembre – 2 octobre

This Week’s Handouts

We sweep through the world’s three major time zones; updating our understanding of the literature at the technical foundation of education community safety and sustainability in those time zones 24 times per day. We generally eschew “over-coding” web pages to sustain speed, revision cadence and richness of content as peak priority.  We do not provide a search facility because of the time sensitivity of almost everything we do.

Our daily colloquia are typically doing sessions; with non-USA titles receiving priority until 16:00 UTC and all other titles thereafter.  We assume policy objectives are established (Safer-Simpler-Lower-Cost, Longer-Lasting).   Because we necessarily get into the weeds, and because much of the content is time-sensitive and copyright protected, we usually schedule a separate time slot to hammer on technical specifics so that our response to consultations are meaningful and contribute to the goals of the standards developing organization and to the goals of stewards of education community real assets.

1. Leviathan.  We find 16,447 bills and resolutions introduced into the United States Congress as of  29 September 2022 .


We do not do any legislative advocacy at any level.  We track federal legislative action because it provides a stroboscopic view of the cultural moment in communities that are simultaneously a business and a culture.  Even though more than 90 percent of such proposals are at the mercy of the party leadership the process does enlighten the strengths and weakness of a governance system run entirely through the counties on the periphery of Washington D.C.  It is impossible to solve technical problems in facilities without sensitivity to the zietgeist that has accelerated in education communities everywhere.

We typically post one federal and one state level consultation or action every day for at least one of the 50-states — in the lower right corner of our home page when most education communities in the United States have begun a new work day.  Examples, irregularly linked:

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security: Public consultation on US standards system rule (November 8)

Comments Due September 9: Critical Materials Research

Final Priorities, Requirements, and Definition-Project Prevent Grant Program: Effective September 19, 2022

Standards North Dakota

2National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Comments due September 29:  NIST Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework.

NIST Awards Funding to 5 Universities to Advance Standards Education

NIST Center for Neutron Research: 2022 Outstanding Student Poster Presentation

Commerce Levels Playing Field to Support U.S. Stakeholder Participation in International Standards Setting Activities

NIST Report Outlines Strategic Opportunities for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

Occupational exposure and indoor environmental quality evaluation from operating multiple desktop 3D printers in an office environment within a library.

3ANSI ISO and USNC/IEC Business

ISO Standardization Foresight Framework | Trend Report 2022

September 2 Update: ANSI in China Newsletter

Proposal for new field of standardization activity UN Sustainable Development Goals – Requirements for Any Organization (Comments on proposal from Dansk Standards due to ANSI by October 28.  See Page 50)

Update: Certification+Degree (C+D) pathways in information technology (IT) and health sciences.

Future Direction of ISO Management System Standards: Consultation closes 7 October

2023 Student Paper Competition Theme: Standards Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Submissions due 2 June 2023

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Interim Final Rule regarding the release of certain technologies in standards-related activities. (Consultation closes 8 November 2022)

August 2022 Government Relations and Public Policy Update

July 2022 ISO, IEC nd ITU Listings of Work Items Published

Standards Coordination Office | USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point 


Summer 2022

IEC General Meeting San Francisco October 31- November 4

Consultations (Some posted with IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee) | Direct access to primary workspace

The Watson Institute Pennsylvania

4. Fast Forward  


Fast Forward

5. Rewind

Lights Out

6. Corrigenda

International Standardization Organization Week Date

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