DoD Instruction 5000.02 7 Jan 2015

DoD Instruction 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System” – 10 Aug 2017

The Defense Acquisition System is directed by DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System” dated August 10, 2017. The instruction provides the policies and principles that govern the defense acquisition system and forms the foundation for all DoD programs that include weapon systems, services, and Automated Information Systems (AIS). It establishes a Management Framework for translating user needs and technology opportunities into stable, affordable and well-managed acquisition programs. The instruction also identifies the specific statutory and regulatory reports and other information requirements for each Milestone and Decision Point. The instruction is published by the Under Secretary of Defense (USD) for Acquisition and Logistics (A&L). [1]

Table of Content

  1. Purpose
  2. Applicability
  3. Policy
  4. Responsibility
  5. Procedures
  6. Releasability
  7. Effective Date
  8. Enclosures
    1. Acquisition Program Categories and Compliance Requirements
    2. Program Management
    3. Systems Engineering
    4. Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
    5. Operational and Live-Fire Test and Evaluation
    6. Life-Cycle Sustainment Planning
    7. Human Systems Integration (HSI)
    8. Affordability Analysis and Investment Constraints
    9. Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
    10. Cost Estimating and Reporting
    11. Requirements Applicable To All Programs Containing Information Technology (IT)
    12. (Cancelled) Acquisition of Defense Business Systems (DBS)
    13. Urgent Capability Acquisition
    14. Cybersecurity in the Defense Acquisition System

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Updated: 1/16/2018

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