On 14 December 2000, the Department of Defense (DoD) has adopted the following two non-Government standards:
EIA Engineering Bulletin SSB-1, Guidelines for Using Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits and Semiconductors in Military, Aerospace and Other Rugged Applications
EIA Engineering Bulletin GEB1, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Management Practices
Adoption is an expression of acceptance of a non-Government standard (NGS) for repetitive use by the DoD. The main criteria for adoption of a NGS is whether it meets the DoD needs, and if it will be used by DoD users either in direct procurement, as a reference in another document, or as a design or reference guide. While it is not mandatory for a NGS to be adopted to be used, adoption is strongly encouraged to provide for document visibility, ensure document availability to DoD personnel, and identify a DoD technical focal point. The adoption notices are available from the ASSIST Data Base http://astimage.daps.dla.mil/.