ASSIST Training on Document Coordination February 21, 2019 — The Defense Standardization Program will host two webinars on the ASSIST document coordination module on Tuesday, April 23 and May 7, 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

Spring 2019 PMWG Meeting to be held in Orlando December 6, 2018 — The Parts Standardization and Management Working Group (PMWG) meeting will be held on 19-21 March 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Participation is by invitation only. Please call the Parts Management Program Manager at 571-363-8630 for more details. 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.