SIIA expresses support for the United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (NSSCET). In a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SIIA emphasizes the importance of U.S. leadership in international standard-setting bodies. We suggests ways to enhance private sector involvement, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups. Recommendations include creating grant programs, improving communication channels, and fostering early collaboration. SIIA also highlights challenges faced by SMEs in participating meaningfully in international standards activities and urges the government to address resource limitations.