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NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS
AUTHORIZATION

05 fccofto Only, STANFORD

mi HEARING LIBRARIES

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SPACE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE,

SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS AUTHORIZATION

MARCH 26, 1985

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

JOHN C. DANFORTH, Missouri, Chairman BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon, ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

NANCY LANDON KASSEBAUM, Kansas DANIEL K. INOUYE, Hawaii

LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

SLADE GORTON, Washington DONALD W. RIEGLE, Jr., Michigan

TED STEVENS, Alaska J. JAMES EXON, Nebraska

BOB KASTEN, Wisconsin ALBERT GORE, Jr., Tennessee

PAUL S. TRIBLE, Jr., Virginia JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia

W. Allen Moore, Chief Counsel and Staff Director
Ralph B. Everett, Minority Chief Counsel and Staff Director

Subcommittee On Science, Technology, And Space

SLADE GORTON, Washington, Chairman
BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona DONALD W. RIEGLE, Jr., Michigan

NANCY LANDON KASSEBAUM, Kansas ALBERT GORE, Jr., Tennessee

PAUL S. TRIBLE, Jr., Virginia JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia

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C ONTENTS

Opening statement by Senator Gorton 1

Opening statement by Senator Gore 2

Opening statement by Senator Holtings 3

LIST OF WITNESSES

Ambler, Dr. Ernest, Director, National Bureau of Standards, Department of

Commerce; accompanied by Raymond G. Kammer, Deputy Director 4

Prepared statement 9

Questions of Senator Gorton and the answers 13

Questions of Senator Riegle and the answers 19

England, Pete, president, National Conference of Standards Laboratories;
Frederick Hume, vice president of technology and planning, John Fluke
Manufacturing Co., Inc.. and Frank Samuel, president. Health Industry

Manufacturer's Association 63

Prepared statements:

Mr. England 65

Mr. Hume 69

Mr. Samuel 71

Questions of Senator Gorton and the answers 74

Gerard, John C, Washington representative, National fire Protection Association;

Vico Henriques, president. Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers

Association; and John Bush, board member, National Institute of Building

Sciences 27

Prepared statements:

Mr. Gerard 29

Questions of Senator Gorton and the answers 31

Mr. Henriques:

Questions of Senator Gorton and the answers 34

Mr. Bush 39

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES, LETTERS, AND STATEMENTS

American Society of Civil Engineers, statement 85

Annunzio, Hon. Frank, U.S. Representative from Illinois, letter 101

Bauer, Walter F, chairman and president, Informatics General Corp., letter 89

Caponio, Joseph F., Director, National Technical Information Service,

Department of Commerce, statement 79

Day, Dr. Delbert E., curators' professor of ceramic engineering and director.

Graduate Center for Materials Research, University of Missouri-Rolla,

statement 81

Francois, Francis B., executive director, American Association of State Highway

and Transportation Officials, letter %

Glenn, James W., Jr., president, Glenn Associates, Inc., letter 102

Good, Fred, executive president. National Roofing Contractors Association, letter. 100

Gordon, Glen E., professor of chemistry. University of Maryland, letter 92

Hanney. J. H., Inspector in Charge, Special Investigations Division, U.S. Postal

Service , letter 103

Kuchnicki. Richard P., executive director. Council of American Building

Officials, letter 91

Lightle, Ted L., director. Division of Information Resource Management, Budget

and Control Board, letter 90

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Mackenzie, Anne, chair. Joint Committee on Information Technology Resouces,

Florida State Legisature, letter 92

Mathias, Hon. Charles McG, Jr., U.S. Senator from Maryland, letter 102

Matsui, Hon. Robert T., U.S. Representative from California, letter 99

McKenzie, Robert G., partner. Computer Security Analysts, letter 103

Merrifield, D. Bruce, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Productivity, Technology

and Innovation, Department of Commerce, statement 79

National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc., statement.. 82

Nemeroff, Edward, president, Datron Instruments, Inc., letter 104

O'Day, Paul T., president, Made-Made Fiber Producers Association. Inc., letter 89

Odette, G. Robert, professor of nuclear engineering, University of California,

Santa Barbara, letter 99

Quinn, Carl, president, Simco Electronics, letter 97

Scanlon, Hon. Terrence, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission, letter.. 104 Seitz, Frederick, cochairman. Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and

Resources, National Research Council, letter 93

Shotwell, Scott, vice president congressional relations. National Forest Products

Association, letters 97

Spellman, L. U, executive vice president, Atlantic Cement Co., Inc., letter 98

Stuart, George Jr., senator, Florida State Legislature, letter 93

Stucky, Galen D., research leader, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., letter 91

Vorlander, Carl, executive director. National Association for State Information

Systems, Inc., letter 86

Winkler, Anthony, chair, AOG Systems Corp., letter 87

Weertman, J. R., professor, materials science and engineering. Northwestern

University, letter 87

Willis, James A., president. Applied Technology Council, letter 88

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