Acquisition Process

DoD Instruction 5000.02


DoDI 5000.2 interim

DoDI 5000.02 interim

The Defense Acquisition System is directed by DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System” dated November 26, 2013. The ITERIM 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, Technology and Logistics (AT&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
    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. Defense Business Systems (DBS)
    13. Rapid Acquisition of Urgent Needs


  • The Interim plans on being replaced by the Summer of FY15

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