DoD Instructions
The DoD Instructions listed below are a collection of the most frequently ones used in acquisition. For a complete detailed list visit the DoD Issuance website from the links below:

 DoD InstructionsUS DoD ASSIST and CJCS Instructions

Number Instruction Title Description Date
3100.12 Space Support Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes guidelines and procedures regarding the space support mission area. 14 Sept 00
3204.01 DoD Policy for Oversight of Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DoD oversight of industry IR&D. 20 Aug 14
4120.24 Defense Standardization Program (DSP) This Instruction reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4120.24 (Reference (b)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for the DSP pursuant and establish the Charter for the Defense Standardization Council. 13 Jul 11
4151.19 Serialized Item Management (SIM) for Life-Cycle Management of Materiel This Instruction establishes a serialized item management program where the Military Departments and Defense Agencies. 9 Jan 14
4151.20 Depot Maintenance Core Capabilities Determination Process This Instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures  to identify required core capabilities for depot maintenance and the associated workloads needed to sustain those capabilities. 5 Jan 07
4151.22 Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) for Materiel Maintenance CBM+ be included in the selection of maintenance concepts, technologies, and processes for all new weapon systems, equipment, and materiel programs based on readiness requirements, life-cycle cost goals, and RCM-based functional analysis. 16 Oct 12
4650.01 Policy and Procedures for Management and Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for management and use of the electromagnetic spectrum 9 Jan 09
5000.02 Defense Acquisition Establishes a simplified and flexible management framework for translating capability needs and technology opportunities, based on approved capability needs, into stable, affordable,and well-managed acquisition programs that include weapon systems, services, and automated information systems (AISs). 2 Feb 17
5000.60 Defense Industrial Capabilities Assessments Guidlines for conducting an Industrial Capabilities Assessment 18 Jul 14
5000.61 DoD Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the VV&A of models, simulations, distributed simulations, and their associated data. 9 Dec 09
5000.74 Defense Acquisition of Services Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for the acquisition of contracted services. 5 Jan 16
5000.75 Business Systems Requirements and Acquisitions Establishes policy for the use of the business capability acquisition cycle (BCAC) for business systems requirements and acquisition. 2 Feb 2017
5010.41 Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Program Provides policies and assigns responsibilities for the management of the DoD JT&E Program. 12 Sep 05
5134.04 Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Updates the responsibilities, functions, relationships, and authorities of the Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU) 27 Sep 05


DoD Information Security Program and Protection of Sensitive Compartmented
Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities regarding the protection, use, and dissemination of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), within the Department of Defense 21 Apr 16
5200.39 Critical Program Information (CPI) Protection Within the Department of Defense Establishes policy for the protection of CPI. 28 May 15
5205.02 DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program Policy and responsibilities governing the DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program 6 Mar 06
5240.19 Counter Intelligence Support to the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP) Provide proactive and comprehensive CI support to the DCIP, 31 Jan 14
7600.02 Audit Policies Provides audit coverage of all DoD organizations, programs, activities, and functions shall be provided as an integral part of the DoD internal control system. 15 Mar 16
7650.02 GAO Reviews and Reports DoD instruction on how to work with the Government Accountability Office 6 Jan 17
 8320.04 Item Unique Identification (IUID) Standards for Tangible Personal Property Prescribes procedures and assigns responsibilities for a process of uniquely identifying personal property and their associated selected attributes. 3 Sept 15
8500.01 Cybersecurity Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for applying integrated, layered protection of the DoD information systems. 124 Mar 14
8510.01 DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process Establishes a C&A process to manage the implementation of IA capabilities and services and provide visibility of accreditation decisions regarding the operation of DoD IS. 24 May 16
8523.01 Communications Security (COMSEC) Establishes and implements DoD COMSEC policy 22 Apr 08
8580.1 Information Assurance in the Defense Acquisition System Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures necessary to integrate information assurance (IA) into the
Defense Acquisition System
9 Jul 04


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