287.5 Responsibilities of an Agency Standards Executive.§ 287.5 Responsibilities of an Agency Standards Executive.
In addition to carrying out the duties described in OMB Circular A-119 related to standards activities, an Agency Standards Executive should:
(a) Promote the following goals:
(1) Effective use of agency conformity assessment related resources and participation in conformity assessment related activities of agency interest.
(2) Development and dissemination of agency technical and policy positions.
(3) Development of agency positions on conformity assessment related issues that are in the public interest.
(b) Ensure that agency participation in conformity assessment related activities is consistent with agency missions, authorities, priorities, and budget.
(c) Cooperate with NIST in carrying out agency responsibilities under the guidance in this part.
(d) Consult with NIST, as necessary, in the development and issuance of internal agency procedures and guidance implementing the policies in this part.
(e) Establish an ongoing process for reviewing his/her agency's existing conformity assessment activities and identifying areas where efficiencies can be achieved through coordination with other agency and private sector conformity assessment activities.
(f) Work with other parts of his/her agency to develop and implement improvements in agency conformity assessment related activities.
(g) Report to NIST, on a voluntary basis, on agency conformity assessment activities for inclusion in the annual report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the agency's implementation of OMB Circular A-119.