Acquisition Process

DoD Directive 5000.01

The Directive that governs the policies for the Defense Acquisition System is called the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5000.01 “The Defense Acquisition System” dated 9 September 2020.  The Directive lists the following policies that shall govern the Defense Acquisition System.  The policies in this Directive apply to all acquisition programs. [1]

DoDD 5000.01 “The Defense Acquisition System” Purpose

The purpose of DoDD 5000.01 is to describe the principles governing the acquisition process and emphasizes six main tenets of acquisition implemented via the Adaptive Acquisition Framework.

DoD Directive 5000.01 “The Defense Acquisition System”


  • Purpose
  • Applicability and Scope
  • Definition
  • Policy
  • Responsibility

Enclosure 1: Additional Policy

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Updated: 7/6/2021

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