DoD Information Technology Standards Registry (DISR)

The DISR is the single, unifying DoD registry for approved information technology (IT) and national security systems (NSS) standards and standards profiles that is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The DISR Baseline lists IT Standards that are mandated for use in the DoD Acquisition process. The DISR is the standards data source that is used to populate and develop Standards Technical Profiles (StdV) that are required artifacts in Information Support Plans (ISP). The complete DISR can be accessed with a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and an account.

You can download the list of standards contained in the DISR without a DoD CAC and account by clicking on the link entitled "Download List of DISR Documents" on the menu to the left of this passage. The following definitions are provided to understand the application status shown in this Excel spreadsheet:

  • Mandated means a standard must be used in lieu of a competing or similar standard. The standard is required for the management, development, and acquisition of new or improved DoD systems that produce, use, or exchange information.
  • Emerging means a standard may be implemented, but must not be used in lieu of a Mandated Standard. An Emerging Standard is expected to be elevated (upgraded) to Mandatory status within three years.
  • Information/guidance means an active document to further clarify standards and identify relevant policies and procedures. Types of documents include IT-related best practices, information standards, manuals, policy, procedures, and handbooks. These documents are for guidance or information only and do not need to be cited or used.