American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The organization responsible for approving US standards in many areas, including computers and communications. Standards approved by this organization are often called ANSI standards (e.g., ANSI C is the version of the C language approved by ANSI). ANSI is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO should not be confused with the acronym ISO, which is an energy industry acronym for Independent System Operator.

See also:

independent system operator