60.  

The survey found that companies with comprehensive quality management systems already in place in advance of seeking ISO 9000 registration were no more or less likely than other firms to anticipate recovering the expense of registration through cost savings. Foster Finley, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting, ISO 9000: Investment or Expense?, 1993.

61.  

"GSA Clarifies Stance on ISO 9000 Registration", Quality Systems Update 4, no. 5 (May 1994), 9; and "DoD, NASA Officials: Thumbs Up on ISO 9000," Quality Systems Update 4, no. 2 (February 1994), 1.

62.  

Joe Cascio, presentation at 1994 ANSI Annual Public Conference.

63.  

See Locke, Conformity Assessment—At What Level?

64.  

Locke, Conformity Assessment—At What Level?, 5-6.

65.  

Performance Review Institute, National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program; and Charles Hyer, "Performance Review Institute," TMO Update, May 20, 1994, 6.

66.  

Breitenberg, Laboratory Accreditation in the United States 5-8; and Charles Hyer ed., Directory of Professional/Trade Organization Laboratory Accreditation/Designation Programs, 3-5.

67.  

See NIST, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program: Procedures and General Requirements.

68.  

NIST, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program: Fee Schedule and Worksheets.

69.  

A2LA, 1993 Annual Report.

70.  

A2LA, "Application for Accreditation", 1994.

71.  

See Locke, Conformity Assessment—At What Level?, 1-4.

72.  

Breitenberg, Laboratory Accreditation in the United States, 15.

73.  

U.S. General Accounting Office, Laboratory Accreditation: Requirements Vary Throughout the Federal Government, 26-28.

74.  

Data supplied by Charles Hyer, Executive Vice President, The Marley Organization, August 1994.

75.  

Kim Phillipi, Entela, Inc. to Joseph O'Neil, ACIL, memorandum, 19 August 1994, Accreditation Costs (Grand Rapids, Mich., 1994); David Krashes, MMR, Inc. to Joseph O'Neil, ACIL, West Boylston, Mass., 11 August 1994, letter; and Walter Poggi, Retlif Testing Laboratories to Joseph O'Neil, ACIL, memorandum, n.d., Retlif Testing Laboratories' Yearly Accreditation Costs.

76.  

See U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jeanne Hankins, ed., Final Report of the Committee on National Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories.

77.  

For details of results and methodology, see U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Final Report of the Committee on National Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories.

78.  

NIST, "Establishment of the National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation Program." In Federal Register, 19129-19133.

79.  

See NIST, Establishment of the National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation Program.

80.  

Internationally accepted standards for conformity assessment services, such as testing, certification, and accreditation, are outlined in a series of guides published by the ISO Council Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO). See ISO, Information on CASCO.

81.  

NIST, "Establishment of the National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation Program," 19131-19132.

82.  

Fastener Quality Act, 101st Congress, 2nd session, H.R. 3000.



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