ASSIST is the official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of
Defense and it always has the most current information. Over 111,000 technical documents are
indexed in ASSIST, and the ASSIST document database houses over 180,000 PDF files associated
with about 82,000 of the indexed documents. There are more than 33,000 active ASSIST user
accounts and over 6,000 active Shopping Wizard accounts. Managed by DLA Document Services in
Philadelphia, the ASSIST-Online web site provides free public access to most technical
documents in the ASSIST database. The ASSIST Shopping Wizard provides a way to order
documents from the DODSSP that are not available in digital form.
ASSIST-Online is a robust, comprehensive web site used by standardization management activities to develop, coordinate, and manage defense and federal specifications and standards, military handbooks, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, and related technical documents prepared in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP). In addition to DoD-prepared documents, ASSIST also has U.S.-ratified international standardization agreements, such as NATO STANAGs.
ASSIST-Online lets registered users search for documents, identify standardization points-of-contact, generate numerous standard or custom reports, and request custom e-mail alerts when a preparing activity undertakes a project to develop or modify a document, posts a draft for review and coordination, or publishes a new or revised document. There are several ways to search for documents. Depending on the criteria provided, a search will either locate a single document or report a list of documents. If a file is available for a document, a icon will appear to the left of Document ID, and both the icon and the Document ID link to a Document Details page that lists all available files in that document's revision history. Some files in the revision history may have a icon, which means the file is a warehouse item only and must be ordered using the Shopping Wizard. A icon indicates the file is subject to distribution restrictions.
ASSIST-Online includes more than documents and document metadata. ASSIST also serves as a portal to - and is closely integrated with - other useful databases, such as the Qualified Products Database (QPD) which identifies qualified parts and sources, and the Weapon Systems Impact Tool (WSIT), which provides insight into how specifications and standards are applied across DoD systems.
All persons are required to register for an ASSIST-Online user account in order to access the system. Registration data is used by DLA Document Services, Philadelphia to establish the correct type of account and to manage subscriptions effectively.
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