Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)

GIDEP is a cooperative activity between government and industry participants seeking to reduce or eliminate expenditures of resources by sharing technical information essential during research, design, development, production and operational phases of the life cycle of systems, facilities and equipment. Since GIDEP's inception, participants have reported over $2.1 billion in prevention of unplanned expenditures. That means without GIDEP, participants could have potentially realized additional expenses of over $2.1 billion.

Proper utilization of GIDEP data can materially improve the total quality and reliability of systems and components during the acquisition and logistics phases of the life cycle and reduce costs in the development and manufacture of complex systems and equipment.


DSPO publishes SD-25, Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Operating Policies and Procedures. This document establishes operating policies and procedures and sets a basis of awareness and knowledge regardless of prior exposure to GIDEP. Although GIDEP has many complexities and unique elements, this document lays the core foundation through the common framework and associated details in the appendices to expand audience comprehension of the common good.

This guidance will help the GIDEP community to accomplish the mission of GIDEP; to foster technical information sharing among government agencies and their industry partners to increase system safety, reliability, and readiness and reduce systems' development, production, and ownership costs.


Please visit the GIDEP website to read some of the success stories and to learn how you may participate.