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Defense Standardization Program
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ANSI Announces World Standards Week 2024
January 28, 2024
— The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2024, which will be held November 12-14 in Washington, DC.
Just Released: The United States Government National Standards Strategy
May 4, 2023
— The United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (USG NSSCET) will emphasize the Federal Government’s support for international standards for critical and emerging technologies (CETs).
Defense Standardization Executive Encourages DoD Participation in Non-Government Standards Bodies
November 30, 2021
— On November 19, 2021, Defense Standardization Executive (DSE), Ms. Stephanie Possehl, issued a Memorandum to Service and Agency Standardization Executives encouraging participation in the activities of Non-Government Standards Bodies (NGSBs).
Mark Your Calendar for March 2024! The DSPO Webinar Series: Parts and Material Management Proven Processes Continues!
Defense Standardization Program (DSP)
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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.
Alternative Sustainable Plating for Electrical Connectors
This case study describes how the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime partnered with industry to help develop specifications for three new finishes for plating electrical connectors.
Obsolescence Management for Virginia-Class Submarines
This case study describes how the Navy resolves technology obsolescence issues that directly affect the operational capability, safety, and reliability of almost every major electronics system on Virginia–class submarines.
Consolidated Acquisition of Standards-Related Information
This case study describes how the Army Materiel Command (AMC) consolidated the acquisition of standards-related information into a single contract managed by a single office.