Appendix A Data Standards Initiatives and Resources

Most of the comments in this appendix are taken from the websites provided in the table.

Resource Description Source
National Institute on Standards and Technology, (formerly the Bureau of Standards) (NIST) An agency of the Department of Commerce that creates many of the federal government's security standards, which are mandated for use in government agencies and often by their contractors. www.nist.gov
Data Management Association Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) Data Management Association (DAMA) Body of Knowledge comprises a comprehensive list of Data Management standards and guidelines. www.dama.org
National Resource for Global Standards A search engine that provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other US private sector standards bodies, government agencies, and international organizations. www.nssn.org
Standards.gov Maintained and operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Standards.gov supports the requirements of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), which became law in March 1996. The NTTAA directs federal agencies with respect to their use of private sector standards and conformity assessment practices. The objective is for federal agencies to adopt private sector standards, wherever possible, in lieu of creating ...

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