American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

To quote the "About ANSI" page on the ANSI Web site: "The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system."

The "Introduction" page on that site explains in more detail:

I.e., ANSI do not themselves create standards; ANSI standards are developed by organizations accredited by ANSI.

The accredited standards development organization for information technology is INCITS, the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards, formerly known as NCITS, the National Committee for Information Technology Standards, and, prior to that, it was the X3 committee of ANSI.

They develop a wide range of information technology-related standards, including standards for programming languages such as C and for device-to-host interconnects such as SCSI, FibreChannel, and ATA, but they also have some network protocol related standards, such as the FiberDistributedDataInterface (FDDI).

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