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This DoD Instruction issues  (DoDI) 4120.24  to establish policy and
assign responsibilities for the DSP pursuant to sections 2451, 2452 and 2457 of title 10, United States Code (Reference (c)) and establish the Charter for the Defense Standardization Council. 


  

This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and functions, and prescribes relationships and authorities for the DASD(SE) pursuant to section 139b of title 10, United States Code and in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5134.01 and DoD Instruction 5000.02.

  

This manual reissues DoD 4120.24-M (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4120.24 to assign responsibilities and prescribe the procedures for implementing the DSP in accordance with sections 2451-2457 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.)

  

​This Circular establishes policies to improve the internal management of the Executive Branch with respect to the U.S. Government's role in the development and use of standards and conformity assessment. Consistent with section 12(d) of P.L. 104-113, the "National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995," as amended (hereinafter "the NTTAA"), and U.S. Government executive orders, this Circular directs agencies to use standards developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies rather than government-unique standards, except where inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical.

  

The Defense Cataloging and Standardization Act established a single, unified standardization program in the Department of Defense.

  

​The United States Standards Strategy serves as a statement of purpose and ideals resulting from a reexamination of the principles and strategy that guide how the United States develops standards and participates in the international standards-setting process. It provides a framework that can be used by all interested parties to further advance trade issues, and a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system in today's globally competitive economy.

  

​DUSD A&S Memorandum Dated June 10, 2018, Subject Waiver for the Use of Military Specifications

  

​The large number of products used by federal agencies requires some standardization, commercial item descriptions, and other basic terms and conditions. The Federal Standardization Manual (2000) provides guidance for users to ensure consistency and relevance of product information.

  

​This instruction establishes policy, procedures, and responsibilities for conducting Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability (RSI) activities with allies and other multinational partners.

  

This Instruction:

a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 2010.6 as a DoD Instruction (DoDI) to establish policies and procedures for materiel interoperability and standardization with allies and coalition partners.

b. In accordance with DoDD 5000.01 and DoDI 5000.02, provides DoD procedures and responsibilities for materiel interoperability and standardization with allies and coalition partners, and describes the role of Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandums of Understanding (RDP MOUs) in promoting interoperability.

  

​This standard establishes the format and content requirements for the preparation of defense specifications and program-unique specifications prepared either by DoD activities or by contractors for the DoD. It also covers the format and content requirements for specification sheets, supplements, revisions, amendments, and notices.

  

T​his standard establishes the format and content requirements for the preparation of standards prepared either by DoD activities or by contractors for the DoD.

  

​This standard establishes the format and content requirements for the preparation of handbooks prepared either by DoD activities or by contractors for the DoD.

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