GIDEP (Government-Industry Data Exchange Program) is a cooperative activity between government and industry participants seeking to reduce or eliminate expenditures of resources by sharing technical information essential during research, design, development, production and operational phases of the life cycle of systems, facilities and equipment.
Since GIDEP's inception, participants have reported over $2.1 BILLION in prevention of unplanned expenditures. That means without GIDEP, participants could have potentially realized additional expenses of over $2.1 billion.
Proper utilization of GIDEP data can materially improve the total quality and reliability of systems and components during the acquisition and logistics phases of the life cycle and reduce costs in the development and manufacture of complex systems and equipment.
GIDEP is managed and funded by the U.S. Government. Among its participating organizations are: US Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, General Services Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, US Postal Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Security Agency, as well as, the Canadian Department of Defence. There are also hundreds of industrial organizations producing parts, components and equipment for the government which participate in the program.
As a result of the government's emphasis on high quality products and services, any activity providing products or services to the government, and uses or generates the types data exchanged within GIDEP, may apply for membership. GIDEP does not accept classified or proprietary information.
VC Displays is an active participant with Gidep to assure the highest quality products and standards are reaching our customers.