2019 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day May 13, 2019 — In conjunction with WSW, the 2019 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on Thursday, November 7, will commemorate the critical role of voluntary standards and conformity assessment in driving innovation across every sector. The event is co-chaired each year by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the American Petroleum Institute (API) serves as the 2019 administrating organization in celebration of its “100 Years of American Energy Innovation.” Separate registration and sponsorship opportunities for the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day are available at www.wsd-us.org. 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

Training on Formatting DSP Documents February 21, 2019 — The Defense Standardization Program will host two webinars on developing and formatting DSP documents in accordance with DoDM 4120.24 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. MORE

Upcoming training on NATO standardization February 21, 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

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.