14. STANAG's are managed by the NATO standardization Organization (NSO). NATO STANAGS's that are promulgated shall be considered mandatory only for NATO common-funded systems. If NISP references a STANAG, the obligation status for it is only informative. The NSO maintains the obligation status in their own process of standardization.

15. Some older STANAG's combine the agreement and the actual specification into one single document. NISP references the specification part.