Accession Number:

ADA285510

Title:

New DoD Quality Assurance Practices

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE