New DoD Quality Assurance Practices
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper reports the results of a three-year study by the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA called Government-Industry Standardization of Product Acceptance Based on Process Data. The purpose of the study was to help devise a new Department of Defense DoD approach to quality assurance practices. The paper includes a new standard developed under the task, acceptable to both DoD and industry, that allows DoD to move away from accepting product by end-item inspection to accepting product based on the contractors quality system and use of process controls. The paper recommends the elimination of three military standards and a specification, and discusses IDAs role in DoDs decision to authorize the use of the ISO 9000 series of quality system standards.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies