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(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. ISO deals with all fields except electrical and electronics, which is governed by the older International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). With regard to information processing, ISO and IEC created JTC1, the Joint Technical Committee for information technology.
It carries out its work through more than 185 technical committees and 2,700 subcommittees and working groups, and is made up of standards organizations from more than 95 countries, some of them serving as secretariats for these technical bodies.