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- August 6, 2014 - The U.S. Contribution on intellectual property rights (IPR), specifically on injunctive/exclusionary relief, was submitted to the 17-21 June, 2014, International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standards Advisory Group (TSAG) meeting for consideration.  The document is provided here for download.

- December 10, 2012 - The Administrative Conference of the United States recently examined the ways that federal agencies use third parties to assess regulatory compliance.  Recommendations included the use of private sector conformity assessment solutions whenever feasible to control costs.  The report's recommendations on Third Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance were reviewed at the 57th Plenary Session on December 6, 2012. 

- December 10, 2012 - The new Conformity Assessment Work Group (CAWG) of the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy convened for the first time on November 29, 2012.  Conformity assessment is increasingly important to federal agencies in support of regulatory, procurement and other mission objectives.   The CAWG will explore ways to involve private sector options as a way to meet responsibilities within ever shrinking resources

- December 10, 2012 - A new Charter for the Subcommittee on Standards (SOS) Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council was signed on October 31, 2012 by Thomas C. Power, Chair of the Committee on Technology.  The Charter outlines the purpose, scope and functions of the SOS, and defines its interface with the private sector.