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  • 1981.07.01Establishment of the Defense Quality Inspection Agency

    established in accordance with special directive on defense industry
      integrated two separate military supply quality assurance agencies: 
      quality assurance division for the agency for defense development, and
      qualit assurance bureau of the defense procurement agency in the ministry 
      of national defense

  • 1983.11.10move of the procurement divison headquarters from yongsan to hongneung
  • 1984.11.08Signed International Quality Assurance Agreement with Canada
  • 1989.10.01Changed the name to the Defense Agency for Quality Management- In order to reflect the expanded work scope in quality assurance
  • 1995.01.03Established aviation regional office
  • 1995.03.15Appointment as an institute for Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS)


  • 1996.01.01Established naval equipment regional office
  • 1996.10.01Changed the name to the Research Institute for Defense Quality
  • 1998.10.01Changed the name to the Defense Agency for Quality Management
  • 1999.04.10Conducted certification for the defense quality management system 
  • 2003.09.05Opened Seoul Defense Venture Center


  • 2006.02.02Expanded the organization and changed the name to the defense agency for 
    technology and quality (dtaq)
    - succeeded the functions of defense science and technology planning and technology    information management from the agency for defense development
  • 2008.02.04Established the Defense Technology inforMation Service(DTiMS)
  • 2010.07.29Held a completion ceremony for ASRP Test Laboratory in Seohwa, Gangwon-do
  • 2011.07.01Commemorated the 30th anniversary of DTaQ
  • 2012.02.01Accredited as an DQ mark certification
  • 2013.06.27Established the Defense Quality Society
  • 2014.05.21Officially relocated the head office to Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • 2014.06.17Held a construction completion ceremony of the new head office building
  • 2015.07.08Opened all-intensive test site in Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
  • 2015.09.08Accredited as an ISO 9001 certification
  • 2016.07.20Appointment of prior research institute for the weapons system
  • 2017.10.24Obtained KOLAS certification for bulletproof test
  • 2018.12.05Received the grand prize for Best Jobs of the Year as a role model organization 
    for work-life balance
  • 2019.04.22Received the 2019 Presidential Award in recognition of the contribution
    to ICT development