October 18th - U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day September 8, 2018 — On October 18, 2018, the United States will celebrate World Standards Day at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, DC. 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

Fall 2018 Meeting - Parts Management Working Group August 15, 2018 — The Parts Management Working Group Fall Meeting October 17-18, 2018 at LMI in Tysons, VA. This is a closed meeting (by invitation only). Should you wish to attend, please contact Ms. Robin Brown, Parts Management Program Manager, at 571-363-8630. MORE

International Standardization Workshop Slated for Fall 2018 May 9, 2018 — Save the date for the International Standardization Workshop to be held on October 30 - November 1, 2018 in the Washington DC area. MORE


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.