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The Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) is a Department of Defense program established to promote and facilitate the sharing of technical information between government agencies and industry partners to increase systems safety, reliability, and readiness and to reduce systems development, production, and ownership costs. GIDEP has been designated by OMB Policy Letter 91-3 as the provider of the government's central database for receiving and disseminating information about nonconforming products and materials. Similarly, DoD has designated GIDEP as DoD's Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) centralized database for sharing DMSMS information among DoD and Industry groups. Funded by the U.S. Government and Canadian National Defence. GIDEP membership is open and free to U.S Government, Canadian Department of National Defense, Canadian Space Agency and their industry partners.