Other Federal Standards Activities

Establishment of a Subcommittee on Standards under the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology - 2010-03-24 blog post from Office of Science and Technology Policy

Standards.gov website maintained by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

LIDAR Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping from FEMA

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) - many FIPS have been withdrawn, as equivalent voluntary consensus standards exist.  Currently, FIPS focus on computer security.

Environmental Data Standards Council promotes the exchange of information among States, Native American Tribes, and US EPA. This Web site provides the authoritative information on Council actions, environmental data standards, and related information.

Spatial Data Standard for Facililties, Infrastructure, and the Environment - sponsored by the Armed Forces and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This standard has been approved as ANSI INCITS 353:2006 (refer to Select INCITS Standards Projects)

Geospatial Intelligence Standards Working Group - forum for the coordination of GEOINT standards for the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG).  The GWG is led and chaired by the National Center for Geospatial Intelligence Standards (NCGIS), National Geospatial Intelligency Agency (NGA).  The primary responsibilities of the GWG are to:

  1. coordinate population of the DoD IT Standards Registry (DISR) with GEOINT standards
  2. serve as the NSG community forum for all standardization activities and functions related to GEOINT.