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Document ID:   DSP-CS-22       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Body Armor Test Methods Standardization Program
Scope:  This case study describes a joint effort by the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Justice
(NIJ), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to harmonize the test method standards and related standards applied to ballistic-resistant protective gear, such as helmets and vests. Each test method and related definitions in use at the start of this program had evolved to meet that community’s (law enforcement or military) unique needs; as a result, standards and practices across the communities have been somewhat inconsistent. The technical insights and lessons learned from this multi-agency partnership can be carried over into standards efforts for other personal armor systems or other standards harmonization work.
Status:  Active Document Date:        
STDZ Doc Category:   Defense Standardization Program Case Studies  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program
Coordination:  Limited  

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