At Commerce Department: Voluntary Standards Rule, OK

The National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a program Friday, “The Voluntary Standards System: A Dynamic Tool for U.S. Economic Growth and Innovation,” the first in a series of events with government and industry leaders to educate new policymakers about key topics related to U.S. competitiveness, technology deployment and jobs.

Shaun Donnelly, senior director for international business policy, is carrying the ball for the NAM, but there will be plenty of manufacturers on site, as well, including top people from Boeing, Deere, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm and other industry leaders. Panelists will discuss how the voluntary standards system is helping to spur development of Smart Grid, health care IT, cyber security and critical emerging technologies. And jobs. Good jobs.

The conference agenda is here. Ambassador Donnelly has agreed to report on the event via Twitter, so follow his comments (and others) at #volstand.

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