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ASSIST Quick Search

Last Updated : 04/19/2024


Quick Search is a public website that lets users search for defense and federal specifications and standards, military handbooks, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, MS detail drawings, Qualified Product Lists (QPLs), and related technical documents prepared in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP). In most cases, users may download documents that have been cleared for public release. Metadata and files for indexed documents are drawn from ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil). Both ASSIST and Quick Search are updated during a nightly process that runs each business day. QPL data is drawn from the Qualified Products Database, which is also updated each business day. ASSIST is a robust, comprehensive web site used by standardization management activities to develop, coordinate, distribute, and manage Defense Standardization Program (DSP) technical documents. Managed by the DSP Automation Office (DSPAO) in Philadelphia, Since it always has the most current information, ASSIST is the official source for specifications and standards used by DoD. Note that there are several separate tools identified on the DAU tools website containing an ASSIST acronym. To avoid confusion, they include:

Processes Supported

Potential Organizations Associated

  • Air Force/ Space Force
  • Army
  • Defense Agencies
  • Navy/ Marine Corps
  • OSD/ Joint Staff

License Requirement

  • No fee for Government users

Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements Addressed


This government tool is included in the product support analytical tools database to assist defense acquisition workforce members with identifying product support solutions which potentially optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. The analytical tools database itself should under no circumstances be considered all-encompassing; nor does it in any way warrant or endorse the capabilities, pricing, and/or products of any particular individual, company, capability, or organization. Suggested updates to the description of this particular tool or additions to the tools database are welcome.


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