Non-Government Standards Bodies

The Non-Government Standards (NGS) Bodies listed below are those which have developed at least one standard that has been adopted by DoD as indicated by the DoD ASSIST database. Please note: All of the hyperlinks on this page are to external websites not controlled by DSPO or the Department of Defense. Accordingly, their appearance on the DSP website does not constitute endorsement by DoD of the websites or the information, products or services contained thereon. The links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
AIM Global - Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility
Air Movement & Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA International)
Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
The Aluminum Association
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Dental Association (ADA)
American Gas Association (AGA)
American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC)
American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE Inernational)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
American Welding Society (AWS)
American Wood Protection Association (AWPA)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
ASTM International
ATIS - standards for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (CISPI)
Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
The Cordage Institute
Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)
Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
FM Global
Gypsum Association
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - formerly, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institute of Environmental Sciences & Technology (IEST)
Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA)
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Society of Automation (ISA)
International Telecommunication Union - ITU
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries
JEDEC - Global standards for the microelectronics industry
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry (MSS)
Material Handling Industry (MHI)
MIMOSA - An operations and maintenance information open system alliance
NACE International - the worldwide corrosion authority
NCSL International - formerly, National Conference of Standards Laboratories
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
National Institute of Building Sciences
NSF International - the public health and safety organization
NSSN Search Engine for Standards (powered by ANSI)
Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC)
The Parachute Industry Association (PIA)
Pipe Fabrication Institute (PFI)
Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)
Plumbing and Drainage Institute (PDI)
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC)
Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)
SAE International
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
Society of Allied Weight Engineers
Steel Door Institute (SDI)
Steel Founders Society of America (SFSA)
Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC)
Technological Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Tire and Rim Association (TRA)
Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)