Syllabus: Autumn

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Syllabus: Autumn

December 8, 2022

Sedbergh School | North West England

Autumn Syllabus Week 49 | December 5 – 11

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 over 17-thousand bills and resolutions introduced into the United States Congress as of  6 December 2022 .


We do not advocate in legislative activity 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.

Standards Maine

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)

2National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Consultation on Semiconductor Manufacturing (November 28)

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 Business  (Many of these projects are normally covered during our Hello World! colloquia

November 2022 Government Relations and Public Policy Update

ANSI Seek Comments on ANSI Essential Requirements – See Page 65 (November 7)

ISO Standardization Foresight Framework | Trend Report 2022

Public Review of Revised Operating Procedures for a U.S. TAG to ISO TC 304, Healthcare organization management | See Page 75 (November 7)

September 2 Update: ANSI in China Newsletter

ISO Proposal for a New Field of ISO Technical Activity Management Consultancy by the Standards Administration of China (October 21)

New ISO Proposal for Management System for UN Sustainable Development Goals – Requirements for Any Organization (October 28)

New ISO Subcommittee ISO/TC 197/SC 1 – Hydrogen at Scale and Horizontal Energy Systems

New ISO Subcommittee ISO/TC 67/SC 10 – Enhanced oil recovery

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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