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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. 

2015 Standardization Award Winners

Two people and five teams have received awards from the Defense Standardization Program Office for outstanding achievements in 2015. The awards were presented March 16 during a ceremony at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

2015 Standardization Award Winners

Extending Industry Standards to Meet DoD Needs

A collaborative effort involving DoD, industry, academia and Standards Developing Organizations resulted in IEEE 15288.1 and 15288.2 to satisfy DoD enterprise requirements for systems engineering and technical reviews and audits.

Extending Industry Standards to Meet DoD Needs

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 Standards
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.

  • DSP-CS-19: Alternative Sustainable Plating for Electrical Connectors
    Working with SAE International committee members and the Services, the Defense Logistics Agency developed new specifications to define the requirements for sustainable, cadmium-free electrical connectors needed for use in hundreds of demanding military systems.

  • DSP-CS-20: 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.