International Standardization Documents




U.S. DoD representatives participate with representatives of allied nations on five International Treaty Organizations to develop International Standardization Agreements (ISAs). Each of these treaty organizations has a website that makes at least some information available to the public. Some websites may require users to register for access to private websites in order to be able to view or download documents or other products. Following are five International Treaty Organizations and examples of standards or other products promulgated by each organization:

Air and Space Interoperability Council (ASIC)

ASIC does not have a public website; however, DoD users with a common access card (CAC) may access current air standards, advisory pubs, and information pubs on the ASSIST website. If you have a need to access the ASIC website, or if you have a need for non-current air standards or other ASIC pubs, please contact the appropriate national AISC point of contact to request the required credentials.)

American, British, Canadian, and Australian Armies' Program (ABCA)

There is some information about ABCA available on a public website; however eligible users will need to complete a membership form to request a username and password to the private website in order to access the ABCA standards and other publications.

AUSCANNZUKUS (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and US Naval C4 Organisation)

The primary objectives of AUSCANNZUKUS are to achieve internal sharing and understanding of Maritime command, control, communications and computers (C4) knowledge, and to produce products and processes to achieve Maritime C4 interoperability. This organization does not maintain a public website.

Combined Communications-Electronics Board (CCEB)

The latest, authorized versions of Allied Communications Publications (ACPs) and U.S. Supplements with an UNCLASSIFIED security classification are available from a public CCEB website. For access to classified ACPs, users should contact their national or organization coordinator. (Note: contact information for the national coordinators is provided on the CCEB website.)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Organization (NSO)

The NSO maintains both a public and a private website. The public site has information about the NSO mission and the NATO policy on the use of civil standards. The public site also provides access to more than 100 non-classified NATO standards and cover documents. Eligible users will need to register to obtain an account and password to access the private site in order to access other NATO standards and cover documents (both drafts and promulgated), as well as ratification and reservation details for the currently promulgated version. (Note: NATO Restricted and higher classified standards are indexed with minimal metadata; however, these classified standards are not accessible on the NSO website.)