The CDI specification addresses the data interchange needs of regulators, test labs, and suppliers. Based on HTTP/REST and JSON, the initial release includes a standard interface for exchanging product approval information amongst regulators, test labs, and suppliers – for example, certification requests, product component information, pay table information, software signatures, associated documents, etc. Future releases will address additional needs, such as field issue notifications and product shipments.
The CDI standard is considered open and available to the public for free. Non-Members, regulators and anyone with a general interest can request a copy by contacting the GSA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.