President's Column



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Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In the days to come, you will see other signs of a... more
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Transition: New ASTM President Selected

As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is a pleasure to think back on what a productive,... more
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What's in a Word?

ASTM is diverse and open — on a grand scale. James A. Thomas reflects on how the organization has evolved while remaining true to removing barriers... more


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The Role of Government

The partnership between the U.S. federal government and standards organizations long-standing and successful. James A. Thomas considers the history... more


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Trending Outward

International ASTM membership is increasing, as is the use of ASTM standards in technical regulations... more


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Creating Solutions

ASTM has created a Smart Manufacturing Advisory Committee... more
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Barriers

Identifying Roadblocks to the Use of ASTM Standards... more
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Game Changer

The publication of OMB A-119 transformed the U.S. standards system... more
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Outreach: In Support of Members Around the Globe

In 2001, when the ASTM board of directors decided to change the name of this organization from the American Society for Testing and Materials to ASTM... more
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What I Brought Home

In September of this year, I was in St. Petersburg, Russia, at a meeting of the General Assembly of the International Organization for... more
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