Call for Nominations for the 2021 Defense Standardization Program (DSP) Achievement Awards

By DSPO | November 02, 2021

The Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) is seeking nominees for the 2021 DSP Awards. Individuals and teams from organizations of the Military Departments and Defense Agencies who have made significant accomplishments through standardization are encouraged to participate.

To self-nominate or recommend others, please contact your component's Departmental Standardization Officer. For more information or to see a listing of previous award winners, click here. Should you have any questions or comments about the 2021 DSP Achievement awards, please contact Ms. Nicole Dumm at

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.