Some significant problem areas for standardization of GSE are discussed including capability, state of art and/or obsolescence, flight vehicle design, specifications, procurement, availability and logistic support. Investigation of these problem areas indicate that solutions are not readily available and present major challenges to both industry and using agencies. However, recognition of the problem areas is a significant step toward a solution. Considerable effort will be required for finding solutions, and it is recommended that a study or studies be conducted to establish more formal factors and criteria for assessing an item for standardization. The studies should seek to develop an evaluating methodology which could also be standardized.