The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
(INCITS), (pronounced "insights"), is an ANSI-accredited standards
development organization composed of Information technology
developers. It was formerly known as the X3 and NCITS.
INCITS is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology
standards. INCITS is accredited by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) and is affiliated with the Information Technology
Industry Council, a global policy advocacy organization that
represents U.S. and global innovation companies.
INCITS coordinates technical standards activity between
1 Governance 2 Standards development 3 History 4 References 5 External links
5.1 Technical Committees, Task Groups, Study Groups 5.2 Others
INCITS is guided by its executive board. The INCITS executive board
established more than 50 Technical Committees, Task Groups and Study
Groups that are constantly developing standards for new technologies
and updating standards for older products.
More than 750 standards have been created and approved through the
INCITS process, with another 800 in development. American National
Standards are voluntary and serve U.S. interests well because all
materially affected stakeholders have the opportunity to work together
to create them. INCITS-approved standards only become mandatory when,
and if, they are adopted or referenced by the government or when
market forces make them imperative.
Given the responsibilities and the expenditures associated with U.S.
participation in international standards activities, INCITS considers
participation as a "P" member of ISO/IEC JTC 1, as a declaration of
support for the international committee’s technical work. 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. Accordingly, INCITS will
adopt as "Identical" American National Standards all ISO/IEC or ISO
standards that fall within its program of work. Similarly, INCITS will
withdraw any such adopted American National Standard that has been
withdrawn as an ISO/IEC or ISO International Standards.
INCITS was established in 1961 as the Accredited Standards Committee
X3, Information Technology'and is sponsored by Information Technology
Industry Council (ITI), a trade association representing providers of
information technology products and services then known as the
Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA) and later renamed
the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers' Association
(CBEMA). The first organizational meeting was in February 1961 with
ITI (CBEMA then) taking Secretariat responsibility. X3 was established
American National Standards Institute
^ "About INCITS".
External links Technical Committees, Task Groups, Study Groups
ATA Storage Interface (T13 Technical Committee) BigData (BIG-DATA Study Group) Biometrics (M1 Technical Committee)
Data Interchange Formats (M1.3 Task Group) Performance Testing and Reporting (M1.5 Task Group) Cross Jurisdictional and Societal Aspects (M1.6 Task Group)
Character Sets and Internationalization (L2 Technical Committee) Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms (CLOUD38 Technical Co Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia, and Hypermedia Information (L3 Technical Committee)
MPEG (L3.1 Task Group) JPEG (L3.2 Task Group)
Computer Graphics & Image Processing (H3 Technical Committee) Cyber Security (CS1 Technical Committee) Data Management (DM32 Technical Committee)
Database (DM32.2 Task Group) Metadata (DM32.8 Technical Committee)
Fibre Channel Interfaces (T11 Technical Committee)
Physical Variants (T11.2 Task Group) Interconnection Schemes (T11.3 Task Group)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (L1 Technical Committee) Governance of IT (GIT1 Technical Committee) Identification Cards and Related Devices Physical Characteristics and Test Methods (B10 Technical Committee)
Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts (B10.12 Task Group) Contactless IC Cards (B10.5 Task Group) Driver’s License/ID Cards (B10.8 Technical Committee) Physical Characteristics and Test Methods (B10.11 Task Group)
Internet of Things (IoT) (IOT10 Technical Committee) IT Sustainability (ITS39 Technical Committee) Programming Languages (PL22 Technical Committee) - Fortran (PL22.3 Task Group), COBOL (PL22.4 Task Group), C Language (PL22.11 Task Group), C++ Language (PL22.16 Task Group) Office Equipment (W1 Technical Committee) Open Systems (T3 Technical Committee) Smart Cities (SMART-CITIES Technical Committee) SCSI Storage Interfaces (T10 Technical Committee)
Homepage of INCITS, includes a list of INCITS standards