Training on International Standardization 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

2018 Defense Standardization Program Workshop January 16, 2018 — The Defense Standardization Program will be hosting a workshop on July 9-12, 2018 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Registration is now open! MORE


About the DSP

We champion standardization throughout DOD to reduce costs and improve operational effectiveness.

We identify, influence, develop, manage, and provide access to standardization processes, products, and services for warfighters, the acquisition community, and the logistics community to promote interoperability, reduce total ownership costs, and sustain readiness.

DSP is a comprehensive, integrated standardization program linking DOD acquisition, operational, sustainment, and related military and civil communities. 

Registration Begins for Defense Standardization Program Workshop

Registration for the DSP Workshop begins March 15, 2018. Click "more" for additional details about the event!

Registration Begins for Defense Standardization Program Workshop

DSP Journal: Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages

The latest issue of the DSP Journal focuses on the efforts to address the enduring challenge of obsolescence.

DSP Journal: Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages

Standardization and NSN Data Cleansing...

The Defense Logistics (DLA) Land and Maritime Document Standardization Division has undertaken the effort to evaluate all national stock numbers (NSNs) controlled by a standardization document...

Standardization and NSN Data Cleansing...

Defense Standardization Program (DSP)

The DSP aims to improve military operational readiness by achieving interoperability with U.S. allies and among the Military Departments; improving logistics support, modernizing existing systems and equipment; and ensuring relevance of standards to the warfighter.
Defense Standardization Program (DSP)

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.