International Standardization Documents







U.S. DoD representatives participate with representatives of allied nations on five International Treaty Organizations to develop International Standardization Agreements (ISAs). Each of these treaty organizations has a website that makes at least some information available to the public. Some websites may require users to register for access to private websites in order to be able to view or download documents or other products. Following are five International Treaty Organizations and examples of standards or other products promulgated by each organization:

Five Eyes Air Force Interoperability Council (AFIC) 

AFIC uses APAN to distribute standardization information to personnel authorized for access. Nevertheless, DoD users with a common access card (CAC) may access some of its standardization documents via ASSIST.

American, British, Canadian, and Australian and New Zealand  Armies' Program (ABCANZ)

ABCANZ uses APAN to distribute standardization information to personnel authorized for access. However, some ABCANZ standardization documents are available to authorized ASSIST users.

AUSCANNZUKUS (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and US Naval C4 Organisation)

The primary objectives of AUSCANNZUKUS are to achieve internal sharing and understanding of Maritime command, control, communications and computers (C4) knowledge, and to produce products and processes to achieve Maritime C4 interoperability. This organization does not maintain a public website.

Combined Communications-Electronics Board (CCEB)

The latest, authorized versions of Allied Communications Publications (ACPs) and U.S. Supplements with an UNCLASSIFIED security classification are available from a public CCEB website. For access to classified ACPs, users should contact their national or organization coordinator. (Note: contact information for the national coordinators is provided on the CCEB website.)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Organization (NSO)

The NSO maintains both a public and a private website. The public site has information about the NSO mission and the NATO policy on the use of civil standards. The public site also provides access to more than 100 non-classified NATO standards and cover documents. Eligible users will need to register to obtain an account and password to access the private site in order to access other NATO standards and cover documents (both drafts and promulgated), as well as ratification and reservation details for the currently promulgated version. (Note: NATO Restricted and higher classified standards are indexed with minimal metadata; however, these classified standards are not accessible on the NSO website.)