2018 Defense Standardization Program Workshop

By | January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 --

The Defense Standardization Program Office will be hosting a Defense Standardization Program (DSP) Workshop at LMI in Tysons Corner, Virginia from July 9-12, 2018. The Workshop will be open to federal employees and immediate support contractors, but space will be limited. Attendees will benefit from the opportunity to interact with Standardization Executives, participate in standardization training and tutorials, and collaborate in working groups to develop new approaches to outstanding issues.

This will be an excellent opportunity for acquisition, engineering, and logistics personnel to share challenges and capabilities; and for introducing personnel to the DSP tools, products, and procedures. Training and panel topics will include overviews of DSP policy and processes; tutorials on ASSIST and other tools; development of non-government standards; and how standards and standardization practices are being influenced by advancements in technologies and techniques, such as additive manufacturing, cyber, and digital engineering.

Click here to submit topic suggestions or questions to DSPO. General attendance registration is closed, but registration for the IEEE Standards Development Game will still be accepted.

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.