International Standardization Workshop Slated for Fall 2018

By | May 09, 2018

International Standardization Workshop

On 30 October – 1 November 2018, the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) will host an International Standardization Workshop in the United States at the LMI in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  The United States Department of Defense is sponsoring this three-day event.

The goal of this year’s workshop is to bring together national subject matter experts who are responsible for the development of standardization and interoperability solutions in support of Alliance capabilities.   This material and information to be presented at this event is intended for military, civilian and contractor personnel who are required to have a fundamental knowledge of multinational and NATO standardization policy, procedures and activities.

Advance registration is required, as space is limited.  For more information about this event, contact Ms. Latasha Beckman, 571-767-6876.   To register for this event download, complete and submit the registration form.  [download form]   

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.