America Makes & ANSI Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing May 19, 2021 — On May 6th, 2021, America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the availability of a Gaps Progress Report which tracks efforts by standards developing organizations (SDOs) and others to address the gaps identified in the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (version 2.0, June 2018), published by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). MORE

DSPO Launches A New Knowledge Sharing Portal April 20, 2020 — DSPO launched a new knowledge sharing portal to engage with standardization stakeholders, and to share experiences, tools, lessons learned and ways of addressing standardization management matters within DoD’s acquisition community. MORE

Standards Developing Organizations Combating COVID-19 April 20, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) have made available medical supply and personal protective equipment (PPE) standards to the world without charge. MORE

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.

  • Permeation Testing for Low-Volatility Substances
    The LVAP test method and fixture enable such testing for contact hazards, and this is now endorsed as a DoD Test and Evaluation standard.

  • NAVSEA Test Equipment Standardization
    This study describes how the standardization efforts of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) program have dramatically reduced the variety of test equipment, while driving down procurement, logistics support, maintenance, and calibration costs through modernization.

  • Joint Committee on Tactical Shelters (JOCOTAS)
    This study describes the efforts of the Joint Committee on Tactical Shelters (JOCOTAS) to standardize tactical shelters across all four armed services and how those actions have reduced the types of shelters the Department of Defense (DoD) uses.