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ANSI: American National Standards Institute
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

USNC/IEC: United States National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (ANSI)
The USNC mission is to provide strategy to effectively participate in the development of IEC standards to facilitate international trade for the benefit of the U.S. industry in the fields of all electrotechnologies, and to provide a framework to the U.S. industry which serves as the focal point, conduit and advocate for U.S. interests in international and regional electrotechnical standards, conformity assessment, and other related matters.

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Surge Protection in Low-Voltage AC Power Circuits (NIST)
An 8-part Anthology with Foreword, Overview, and Hyperlinks. This on-line Anthology is a compilation of 50 papers on the subject of surge protection that were written and published over the period 1963-2003 in the pursuit of transients and surge protection. Highly recommended for anyone working with LV SPDs

Surges Happen by François Martzloff (SP 960-6, NIST).
This booklet has been prepared to help home dwellers, owners, contractors, insurance agents and all parties interested in reducing the number of cases and severity of equipment damage caused by the unavoidable surges that occur in the electrical systems. (Also at the FCIC (Federal Citizen Information Center))

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
The NFPA mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce: A Supplier of Environmental Information Products, A Provider of Environmental Stewardship Services, A Leader in Applied Scientific Research into Ecosystems, Climate, Weather & Water and Commerce & Transportation.

NSSL: National Severe Storms Laboratory Photo Album.
NSSL is one of the NOAA's internationally known Environmental Research Laboratories, leading the way in investigations of all aspects of severe weather. Headquartered in Norman Oklahoma with staff in Boulder Colorado, Seattle Washington, Phoenix Arizona, Salt Lake City Utah, and Madison Wisconsin, the people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are dedicated to improving the Nation's severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage.

ATIS: Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
ATIS is a United States based body that is committed to rapidly developing and promoting technical and operations standards for the communications and related information technologies industry worldwide using a pragmatic, flexible and open approach.

ATIS Telecom Glossary 2000
Under an approved T1 standards project (T1A1-20), an existing 5800-entry, search-enabled hypertext telecommunications glossary titled Federal Standard 1037C, Glossary of Telecommunication Terms was updated and matured into this glossary, T1.523-2001, Telecom Glossary 2000. Following T1 Letter Ballot LB 938 (which closed December 15, 2000), this updated glossary was posted on the Web as a American National Standard (ANS) at the Web address.

NIPP: Network Interface, Power, and Protection Committee
NIPP develops and recommends standards and technical reports. The standards and technical reports are related to power systems, electrical and physical protection for the exchange and interexchange carrier networks, and interfaces associated with user access to telecommunications networks. NIPP is part of ATIS.

NEP: Network Electrical Protection (NIPP-NEP) (formerly T1E1.7)
NIPP-NEP develops system-level Standards and Technical Reports relating to the electrical protection of telecommunications networks. NEP is part of NIPP

PEG: Protection Engineers Group
PEG is a group comprised of specialists who meet annually in a conference to share a common interest in the electrical protection of communications facilities. PEG is part of ATIS.

TELCORDIA: Telcordia Technologies (Formerly Bellcore)
Telcordia primarily serves wireline, mobile, cable, government, and equipment supplier markets around the globe with a robust portfolio that includes: Operations support systems, Network services software, Research services, Consulting and testing services.

FCC: Federal Communication Commission
The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

UL: Underwriters Laboratories
UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers - from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies - we’ve tested products for public safety for more than a century.

ACTA: Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment
ACTA is an open organization established to: (1) adopt technical criteria and to act as the clearing-house, publishing technical criteria for terminal equipment developed by ANSI-accredited standards development organizations; and (2) establish and maintain a registration database of equipment approved as compliant with the technical criteria.