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Intro to directives, instructions, specifications & standards
Department of Defense
Defense & Federal specifications & standards, travel regulations, etc.
Presidential Documents
Presidential policy documents, guides & indexes, browse by administration, etc.
Uniformed Services
Orders, directives, publications, reports, forms & more by military branch
Federal Documents
Department of Energy directives, technical standards, FAA standards, handbooks, specifications, etc.
Other Organizations
National standards institutes, International organizations for standardization, etc.

Directives, Instructions, Specifications & Standards

The U.S. Federal Government and other governing bodies issue a multitude of directives, instructions, specifications and standards for their  constituencies to follow; each having a different intention. 

Looking for a specific industry or military standard?  Check out the Standards & Handbooks tab on the Systems Engineering Subject Guide.

Directives: broad policy documents containing what is required by legislation, the President, or the Secretary of Defense to initiate, govern, or regulate actions or conduct.  (Washington Headquarters Services)

Instructions: issuance that implements the policy, or prescribes the manner or a specific plan or action for carrying out the policy, operating a program or activity, and assigning responsibilities. (Washington Headquarters Services)

Specifications: outline requirements for specific items or services. (Yale University)

Standards: is a Publication of technical directions and regulatory material. (Washington Headquarters Services)


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