Have standards risen over the past 50 years?
Yes, and not only in their goals, but in complexity and
the number of requirements to consider. Regulatory agencies have proliferated with their
requirements and have added a new layer to satisfying already
demanding work requirements.
The DTB Technical Services Division has prepared documentation,
illustrations, enabled information systems, performed analysis
and reporting for very diverse base of customer types. Many of
our projects over the last 50 years have been for U.S. and
allied military and government agencies. We have been heavily
involved with aviation and aerospace information and logistics
systems, even participating in developing some of the standards
in use today.
Not surprisingly, standards and requirements of governmental,
military and authoritative agencies can be somewhat complex.
Satisfying these standards is often problematic and, for the
team inexperienced with authoring to spec, delays and re-dos can
become time and resource-consuming realities.
We think this environment of updating and emerging standards is
a very good thing – and not for our obvious benefit – but
because these standards can work. Today, with new technologies
driving the deployment and new uses of information, standards
can be set and maintained. And these new standards are destined
to form a consistent framework by which the broadest range of
processes can benefit.