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DoD Acquisitions Policy Update November 14, 2018 — The latest update of the SD-2: DoD Acquisitions Buying Commercial Items and Non-developmental Items is now available in ASSIST. MORE

ASSIST Website Address Changes Announced October 19, 2018 — The website addresses for ASSIST enclaves have been changed to ensure compliance with the Federal government-wide requirement to transition from Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)-only standard. MORE

DMSMS 2018 September 8, 2018 — Online registration is now open for the DMSMS 2018 conference. This event is scheduled to take place on 3-6 December 2018 in Nashville, TN! MORE

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Success with Standardization
The following case studies are examples of the ingenuity and effort that the defense standardization community put in to develop and use common specifications and standards to provide support to the warfighter.

  • Body Armor Test Methods Standardization Program
    This case study describes a joint effort by the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to harmonize the test method standards and related standards applied to ballistic-resistant protective gear, such as helmets and vests.

  • Common Parts Catalog for Industry Shipyards
    See how four industry shipyards and the Navy collaborated to develop a Common Parts Catalog (CPC) tool to promote parts standardization and management through data sharing to dramatically reduce inventory, design, engineering, and life-cycle costs across the U.S. marine industry.