DSPO to Participate in DAU Hot Topics Webinar June 15, 2020 — DSO will participate in DAU's Hot Topic Forum on July 15, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 am to discuss Strategic Parts and Material Management. MORE

ANSI Announces World Standards Week 2020 May 12, 2020 — In light of COVID-19, The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announces changes to the World Standards Week format and events scheduled for October 19-23, 2020. 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.

  • 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.