Equipment Guidance From NIJ and Our Expanding Standards Program
One of our goals is to reduce the costs of developing standards and conformity assessment programs while keeping the same level of confidence in the equipment and products being developed.
NIJ develops performance standards for justice agencies to ensure that their equipment is safe and effective. Our process helps identify shortfalls in capabilities that might be addressed by a new technology, performance standard for a technology, or an improved conformity assessment program.
In a new Director’s Corner message, Acting Director Howard Spivak discusses a new trial approach to our standards program, which leverages private sector capabilities and expertise by recognizing certification programs that meet or exceed minimum requirements. Read the message.