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INCITS is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating standards for the next generation of technology and innovation.  Our members create the building blocks for globally transformative technologies, from cloud computing to communications, from biometrics to software engineering.  INCITS develops and promotes the adoption of formal information and communications technology (ICT) standards with global relevance and reach, and advances the U.S. position on standards for ICT products and services in the international arena.

To learn about projects in process, visit our Committees.

  • New Projects that are newly approved to begin development work.
  • Draft documents that are currently open for public review and comment.
  • List of draft standards that were open for public review and comment in 2014

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Complete Catalog of INCITS Projects and Standards
This catalog is a compilation that includes the active projects under development within the INCITS committees and the published standards and is organized by committee.  To purchase our standards, visit one of our online retailers

New Standards
INCITS standards and technical reports approved within the past six months.

INCITS Approved Standards
The list of approved standards are projects that were developed using the national process as defined by the INCITS procedures.  These are the projects that are designed as "".

INCITS Adopted Standards
INCITS policy is to adopt as “Identical” American National Standards all ISO/IEC or ISO standards that fall within its program of work, with exceptions as outlined in our procedures.  INCITS follows the “Expedited Procedures for the Identical Adoption of an ISO or IEC standard as an American National Standard.” 

INCITS Stabilized Standards
Whenever it is determined that a standard has ongoing validity and effectiveness, but is mature and unlikely to require maintenance of any sort, it can be designated as a stabilized standard that removes the requirement for periodic review.

INCITS Withdrawn Standards
The withdrawn standards list provides an index of the INCITS withdrawn standards and development projects. Please note that these documents are no longer ANSI standards or technical reports. Information about these withdrawn standards is provided for historical interest only and should not be used for new designs.  All copyrights remain in full effect.  All rights reserved.  Contact Lynn Barra ( for additional information or to purchase an electronic copy.

Freely Available International Standards
International Standards for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are developed within the ISO and IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1). In accordance with ISO/IEC JTC 1 and the ISO and IEC Councils, some International Standards and other deliverables are made freely available for standardization purposes.

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American National Standard Dictionary of Information Technology (ANSDIT)