There is a major effort underway in the Department of Defense to update the standards for sharing Technical Data Packages (TDP).   One of the most important TDP standards, MIL-STD-31000, is undergoing an update this year, and it is addressing the more formal inclusion of the 3D CAD models.  In addition, another standard for scoring TDPs, NAS 3500, will also be updated to better support MIL-STD-31000.

Representatives from Renaissance Services recently visited the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to participate in meetings about TDP and MBE.