Accession Number : ADA302272

Title :   Department of Defense Standard Practice. Defense Standards and Handbooks.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA302272

Report Date : 20 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This standard covers the content and format requirements for DoD standards and handbooks. Proper preparation and use of standardization documents is a difficult task requiring careful analysis and good judgment. The paragraphs below highlight areas of policy and intent to provide guidelines to assist in document development. There are five types of DoD-prepared standards: interface standards, standard practices, design criteria standards, test method standards, and manufacturing process standards. Before developing or revising a DoD standard, consider using an existing non-Government standard. If a suitable non-Government standard is not available, consider working with industry on a technical committee of a non-Government standards body to develop a new standard or revise an existing one. If it is not practical to use a non-Government standard, consult the DoD Index of Specifications and Standards (DoDISS) to determine if an existing DoD standard could be used. Also, consider whether a standard, which is a requirements-type document, is needed or if a guidance handbook could suffice. If it is determined that a DoD standard is needed, follow the guidelines below.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *STANDARDS, *HANDBOOKS, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, MANUFACTURING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, SPECIFICATIONS, INTERFACES, TEST METHODS, DOCUMENTS, STANDARDIZATION, INDEXES, GUIDANCE, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE