There are also links to several private sector organizations that supply non-government national and international standards.
Current DoD acquisition policy discourages the use of government standards and specifications, and instead encourages the use of private sector standards.
It is interesting to note that the Federal Government and state governments are adopting Internet standards, specifications, and protocols created by the World Wide Web Consortium (WWWC). This organization has developed protocols for Internet and email transmission and interface, as well as the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the Extensible Markup Language (XML), and others. The use of these international standards enables users throughout the world to access the vast abundance of on-line information and enjoy the convenience this provides. This is generally true regardless of PC type and operating system.
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