DMSMS 2019 October 17, 2019 — Online registration is now open for the DMSMS 2019 conference. This event is scheduled to take place on 2-5 December 2019 in Phoenix, AZ! MORE

ANSI Announces World Standards Week 2019 May 13, 2019 — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the schedule of events for World Standards Week (WSW) 2019, which will be celebrated November 4-8, 2019, in Washington, DC. A premier annual gathering, WSW brings together ANSI members and diverse private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities for topical discussions and special events in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. 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.

  • 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.