2016 Standardization Awards Ceremony February 21, 2017 — On March 15, 2017 the Defense Standardization Program Office will honor very deserving award recipients who made great strides in the area of standardization in 2016. MORE




 



 




 

About the DSP

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

MISSION
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.

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






Building Obsolescence– Resistant Systems...

Military systems are subject to obsolescence and because they typically have long life cycles and particularly long acquisition periods, the problem is often exacerbated.

Building Obsolescence– Resistant Systems...

Additive Manufacturing (or 3D Printing)

The Department of Defense is projected to increase its use of additive manufacturing (“3D printing), a process of building an object by depositing layers of material, one layer at a time, in its supply chain.

Additive Manufacturing (or 3D Printing)

Proven Standards, A Product of Technical Excellence

Technical excellence is the goal of all organizations and individuals, whether in government or industry, national or international. So, what do we mean by technical excellence?

Proven Standards, A Product of Technical Excellence

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.