Serial No. 107-21: Standards-Setting and United States Competitiveness: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Seventh Congress, First Session, June 28, 2001 [open pdf - 341KB]
From the opening statement of Vernon Ehlers: "Standards play a critical, yet largely unheralded, role in helping support worldwide economic growth and competitiveness. What most people don't realize is that standards affect our lives every day. They are the foundation for manufacturing the cars that we drive, the homes in which we live, the televisions that entertain us, and the telephones and computers we use to communicate. And these examples just scratch the surface. I can't imagine what our world would look like without standards. And I say that particularly as a scientist because that is - standards are extremely important to the performance of science, particularly worldwide science." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Vernon Ehlers, James Barcia, Constance Morella, Oliver R. Smoot, Gerald H. Ritterbusch, Scott Bradner, and Carl F. Cargill.
Serial No. 107-21