DSPO to host Parts Management training

February 8, 2019 — The Parts Management Program is scheduled to host training on the tools necessary to take a pragmatic approach towards parts management in order to support the warfighting customer on March 19, 2019 at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Orlando, Florida. The guidance offered in this overview is tailored to offer a perspective of actions necessary to enable effective parts management in a weapons system or equipment acquisition contract. To register, please contact DoD Parts Management Program Manager at 571-569-6363. 

Education on NATO standardization      

February 6, 2019 — In 2019, NATO is scheduled to host several courses to help custodians, subject matter experts and operators understand the procedures for the development, production and maintenance of NATO standardization documents.  more>>  

ASSIST webinar planned for March 2019

February 4, 2019 — Learn about the DSP procedures and the ASSIST module used to initiate projects for the development and update of specifications and standards on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Registration will begin soon! Please call the ASSIST Service Desk at 215-737-8000 for more information.            

Spring 2019 PMWG meeting to be held in Orlando 

December 6, 2018 — The Parts Standardization and Management Working Group (PMWG) meeting will be held on 19-21 March 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Participation is by invitation only. Please call the Parts Management Program Manager at 571-363-8630 for more details. 




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.