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The Next Defense Standardization Workshop 11-12 October 2022 September 21, 2022 — The Defense Standardization Program Office is supporting a virtual Defense Standardization Workshop hosted by the Defense Acquisition University October 11-12, 2022. MORE

DSP Publishes Educational Content in Celebration of 70 Years August 24, 2022 — The Defense Standardization Program (DSP) is proud to celebrate 70 years of making systems work together! Take a trip down memory lane with us as we reflect on major milestones and special moments in the history of DSP! MORE

The DSP Celebrates 70 Years! July 1, 2022 — July 1, 2022, marks the 70th anniversary of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP) and we’ve planned special activities that span the remainder of this calendar year in commemoration. MORE

SD-22 DoD DMSMS Guidebook Now Available May 31, 2022 — A new version of the SD-22, DoD DMSMS Guidebook, is now available with two significant changes from the 2021 version. MORE

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). MORE

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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.

  • 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.