Jim McCabe serves as senior director, standards facilitation, at the American National Standards Institute, where he directs collaborative standardization activities. Recent projects have included: establishing the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly known as drones – into the national airspace system of the United States; partnering with America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, to develop a standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing (3D printing); establishing and supporting a network of professionals interested in standards activities for smart and sustainable cities; developing a standardization roadmap to facilitate the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the United States; and organizing workshops with partners in the U.S., Europe and China to facilitate cooperation on electric vehicle standardization.
Mr. McCabe joined ANSI in 1995. Other standards coordination areas of focus have included identity theft prevention, protection of personal data and privacy, occupational safety and health management, consumer affairs, government relations and public policy, and corporate member services. Projects have included developing reports on: the financial impact of breached protected health information to enable businesses to build a case for enhanced PHI security; preventing the theft and misuse of personal financial information; the need for a national identity verification standard; and the methodologies used by research companies to measure identity crime. Mr. McCabe also served as convenor of an international working group on consumer participation in standards-setting.
In November 2017, Mr. McCabe received the America Makes Distinguished Collaborator Award. In August 2013, he was recognized by SES – the Society of Standards Professionals with its Honorary Life Member award.
Prior to joining ANSI, Mr. McCabe served as director of arbitration for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America.