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Welcome to the DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Community Homepage !
The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP) is focused on being a non-biased one-stop provider of DMSMS related information, resources and material to empower the Department of Defense (DoD) community, both Organic and Industrial, to implement best practices for monitoring, tracking, resolving, and performing analytical logistic and engineering analysis related to obsolescence impacts. Utilization of the DKSP as a resource facilitates optimal resolution, test, parts management, design, upgrade and redesign methodologies, thereby minimizing detrimental weapons systems readiness resulting from DMSMS and obsolescence impacts.
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Picture Placeholder: TRACY DAUBENSPECK
14/5/2018 11:04 AM

It would be nice to have a place on the DKSP to post summaries of our working group meetings.  I frequently get asked for updates and it would be nice to send a link that has more info.  The WG site on DAU is restricted.​

PATRICK JENKINS10/30/2018 6:26 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
110/12/2018 2:57 PM

I'm providing a couple of link s below to recent articles on recently discovered computer hardware attack.  The article says "The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources."… and …   "Nested on the servers' motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn't part of the boards' original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental's servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA's drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships."

There is also a news video here

PATRICK JENKINS10/30/2018 6:21 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
07/31/2018 9:16 AM

You are invited to submit a presentation abstract for the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) 2018 Conference scheduled for December 3-6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Government, Industry, and academia are encouraged to participate. Please be sure to submit abstracts and/or panel/training proposals within the appropriate track using the web site link. Abstracts and panel/training proposals should be 200-500 words in length. Do not attempt to submit abstracts or panel/training proposals through any other means. Submitted abstracts will be rated based on clarity, value added to the conference, and how well the topic fits within the track. Abstracts should be public releasable and contain no proprietary information. Please note that the conference planning team may determine that an abstract or panel/training proposal best fits in a track other that what was originally selected by the author.

DMSMS Abstract Submission

Abstracts should fit one of the following tracks

  • Obsolescence Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Innovations in DMSMS Management and Solutions
  • Parts Management Success Stories and Lessons Learned
  • Counterfeit Parts and Materials Prevention and Detection
  • Technology Refresh
  • Training
  • Poster Session

Detailed abstract information: DMSMS Abstracts - Tracks

7/31/2018 9:16 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
06/8/2018 2:16 PM

​Robin Brown, DoD DMSMS Lead, was interviewed on trends in obsolescence management in May issue of Looking Forward, The Future of Obsolescence Management.

The article is on line at this link: Future of Obsolescence Management

6/8/2018 2:16 PMNo
112/4/2017 8:57 AM

​Is there any more information available on the AMRDEC's MORE tool posted on Sep 17?  I was wondering if other DOD agencies would be able to utilize this tool for their DMSMS monitoring.  I couldn't find any information on how to get in contact with the program office or how to request access to the tool. 

DAVID GREINKE12/6/2017 5:58 PMNo

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DMSMS Featured in October/December issue of the Defense Standardization Program Journal
March 12, 2018
 In case you hadn't seen it already, the October-December 2017 issue of the Defense Standardization Program Journal is dedicated to the topic of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).  No system or program is immune from DMSMS issues; they are inevitable. They


In the News - AMRDEC’s MORE Tool Improves DMSMS Response
September 07, 2017
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC) Obsolescence Engineering team has created a system called the Multifunctional Obsolescence Resolution Environment tool-database (MORE). MORE is a government-owned engineering analytical obsolescence and DMSMS


DMSMS Featured in July/August Edition of Defense ATL Magazine
September 01, 2017
​Please check out the artices article: Cross-Service Collaboration Yields Efficiencies for Diminishing Resources  Authors: Jay Mandelbaum, Tina M. Patterson, Chris Radford, Allen S. Alcorn and William F. Conroy III   As you know, our purpose is to facilitate the implemen

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