Guides and Handbooks

The DoD Guides and Handbooks listed below are a collection of the most frequent ones used in acquisitions.

Acquisitions   Architecting   Auditing   CBA   Contracts   Cost Estimating   DoDAF   EVMS   Financial Management   Glossary   Human System Integration   Information Security   Information Assurance   JCIDS Process   Logistics   Manufacturing   Program Management   PQM   Requirements   Risk Safety   Security   Software   Space   Systems Engineering   Technology Development     Test & Evaluation

Topic Title Date
Acquisitions Defense Acquisition Guidebook Sep 13
NAVAIR Acquisition Guide Oct 13
Navy Acquisition Strategy Decision Guide Jan 01
Navy Simplified Acquisition Procedures Guide Apr 18
Army Pamphlet 70-3 Mar 14
Army Weapons System Handbook
DoD Guide to Integrated Product and Process Development Feb 96
DSMC Acquisition Strategy Guide Dec 99
Defense Acquisition Program Support Methodology Guidebook version 2.0
Navy PEO Acquisition Program Structure Guide Feb 04
HSI and ESOH Handbook for Pre MS A JCIDS and AoA Activities Oct 13
MITRE Defense Agile Acquisition-Guide Mar 14
DIUx Commercial Solutions Openings How-to Guide Nov 16
Identifying Acquisition Framing Assumptions by RAND Jan 14
DoD Source Selection Procedures
TechFAR Handbook
Air Force Program Element Monitor (PEM) Handbook Apr 11
Guidebook for Performance Based Services Acquisition (PBSA) in DoD Dec 00
Incentive Strategies for Defense Acquisitions Jan 01
Navy Marine Acquisition Guidebook Sept 07
Architecting Open System Architecture (OSA) Contract Guidebook for Program Managers Jun 13
Naval Architecture Contract Guidebook Oct 07
Auditing DoD Audit Manual Feb 09
CBA Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA) User’s Guide version 3 Mar 09
Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA) User’s Guide version 2 Dec 06
Contracts SPAWAR Contract Management Process Guide
Contracting Professional Smart Guide
USAID Simplified Acquisition Procedures Guide Jun 18
Guidance for the Contractor Performance Assessment and Reporting System CPARS Jun 20
DoD COR Handbook Mar 12
Market Research A Guide for Contracting Officers Jul 12
Market Research Report Guide for Improving Service Acquisitions Mar 17
OSD (AT&L) BBP Competition Guidelines Aug 14
Solicitation Preparation Guide for the Acquisition of Commercial Items by the DoD May 15
Other Transaction Guide for Projects
A Guide to Collection and Use of Past Performance Information
DCMA Contract Closeout Guidebook
Air Force Award Fee Guide Mar 02
Navy-Marine Corp Award Fee Guide Jul 04
Army Contracting Officer’s Representative Jan 05
DoD Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Handbook Mar 12
Defense Contingency COR Handbook Sep 12
Office of Small Business Benefit Analysis Guidebook Oct 07
SPAWAR Vendor Guide to Unsolicited Proposals Oct 05
Amy Justification and Approval (J&A) Sep 07
Justification & Approval Preparation Guide and Template
Developing a Performance Work Statement Handbook Sep 09
Statement of Objectives (SOO) Information Guide Jun 03
Incentive and Other Contract Types Mar 16
Innovative Contracting Case Studies Aug 14
Cost Estimating CAIG Operating and Support CostEstimating Guide
IPMR Implementation Guide Jan 13
GAO Cost Estimating Guide Mar 09
OSD Operating and Support Cost Estimating Guide Mar 14
Guidelines for Preparing the Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
Parametric Estimating Handbook May 99
Army Cost Analysis Manual May 01
DFAS Contractor and Vendor Payment Information Guidebook
DoDAF DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Volume 1 – Deskbook Feb 04
DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Volume 2 – Deskbook Feb 04
EVMS Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Acceptance Guide – ANSI/EIA 748 Jan 06
DAU EVM Gold Card Jan 20
DOE EVMS Gold Card Feb 19
DoD Earned Value Management Interpretation Guide Jan 18
NDIA Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC) EVMS Intent Guide May 11
Financial Management Performance-Based Payment (PBP) Guide – 2014 2014
DoD Inflation Handbook 2nd Edition Jun 11
DoD Inflation Handbook 1st Edition Feb 06
Navy Multiyear Procurement Guidebook Nov 10
Guidelines for Preparing the Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
Navy Total Ownership Cost Guidebook Jun 14
Glossary Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms Handbook Nov 09
Human Systems Integration Air Force Human System Integration Handbook
DoD Human Systems Integration Management Plan – Version 1
Information / Cyber Security Glossary of Key Information Security Terms Feb 11
DoD CIO Cybersecurity Strategy Outline and Guidance Aug 20
US Air Force System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook v3.0 Nov 20
Cybersecurity and Acquisition Lifecycle Integration Tool (CALIT) Ver 2.02
Air Force Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance Guide May 18
Defense Security Service (DSS) Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) Jun 18
DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRD) Jan 15
Information Assurance  Navy Information Assurance Manual Nov 05
Navy Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter Guidebook Sept 11
Navy DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process Handbook Jul 08
JCIDS Process Manual for the Operations of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Dec 15
Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) Users Guide, Version 3 Mar 09
Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) Users Guide, Version 2 Dec 06
Logistics Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Guidebook (Old) May 14
Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Guidebook Mar 15
MIL-HDBK-502A Product Support Analysis Mar 13
DoD Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Guide Aug 05
DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook Apr 11
Air Force Life Cycle Logistics Workforce Guidebook Apr 13
Flexibility Sustainment Guide Jul 99
DoD Logistics Assessment Guidebook Jul 11
Integrated Product Support Element Guidebook (Old) Dec 11
Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Guidebook – Mar 2021 Mar 21
Draft Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Content Guide April 10
Draft Naval Aviation Systems Team Acquisition Logistics Support Plan Guide Jun 03
OSD “A Guide to Increased Reliability and Reduced Logistics Footprint” Oct 03
Manufacturing Manufacturing Readiness Level Deskbook v2.4 Aug 15
Corrosion Prevention and Control: A Program Management Guide for Selecting Materials Sept 06
DoD Uniquely Identified Items (UID) Guide Jun 06
Defense Manufacturing Management Guide for Program Managers Jul 12
Marketing Guide to DoD Contracting Opportunities Aug 11
Modeling & Simulation DoD M&S Book of Knowledge (BOK)
Modeling & Simulation Guidance for the Acquisition Workforce Oct 08
PESHE Army Guide to Development of the PESHE 2017
Program Management DAU Program Managers Toolkit Jan 11
DAU Joint Program Managers Handbook Jul 04
Integrated Program Management Report Implementation Guide Feb 16
DoD Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule Preparation and User Guide Oct 05
A Guide for DoD Program Managers Dec 14
NAVAIR Configuration Management Policy Manual Dec 16
AF Integrated Baseline Review Process Guide_V3  Sep 12
DoD Integrated Product and Process Development Handbook Aug 98
DoD Guide to Integrated Product and Process Development Feb 96
 Army Guide to developing the PESHE Oct 01
Program Managers Guide to Open Systems Sep 04
 Scheduling Guide for Program Managers Oct 01
Smart Shut Down Guidebook Oct 14
Federal Acquisition Institute Project Managers Guidebook (Large File) Nov 15
A Program Managers Guide to Buying Performance Nov 01
PQM SD-22 DoD Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Aug 12
SD-24 Value Engineering: A Guidebook of Best Practices and Tools Jun 11
Purchase Card DoD Government Charge Card Guidebook Apr 09
Requirements The Requirements Engineering Handbook by Ralph R. Young 2004
Joint Service Specification Guides
MIL-STD-961 “Defense and Program-Unique Specifications Format and Content” Jan 14
Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) Writers Guide Aug 09
Risk DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Guide for Defense Acquisitions Jan 17
Safety Air Force System Safety Handbook Jul 00
Scheduling GAO Schedule Assessment Guide Dec 15
Security Handbook for Writing Security Classification Guides Nov 99
Air Force System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook v3 Nov 20
DoD Manual 5200.45 “Instructions for Developing Security Classification Guides” Apr 18
DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) Jan 15
Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Guidebook Oct 15
Cybersecurity and Acquisition Lifecycle Integration Tool (CALIT) Ver 2.02
Army DD Form 254 Preparation Guide 2010
DISCS International Program Security Handbook
A Guide for the Preparation of a DD Form 254 Jun 13
Software USAF Weapon System Software Management Guide Aug 08
MIL-STD-498 “Application and Reference Guidebook” Jan 96
Joint Software System Safety Engineering Handbook Aug 10
Guidebook for Acquisition of Naval Software Intensive Systems Sep 08
Source Selection DoD Source Selection Guide Apr 16
Space Air Force Manual (AFM) 99-113 “Space Systems Test and Evaluation Process” May 96
Hosted Payload Guidebook by Utron Aug 10
Space & Missile Systems Center Satellite Acquisition Process Map Jul 12
Systems Engineering Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Systems Engineering Primer & Handbook Jan 04
OSD Guide to Best Practices Using Engineering Standards Apr 17
DAU Systems Engineering Fundamentals Guide Jan 01
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook 07
System Engineering Guidebook for Intelligent Transportation Systems Nov 09
Systems Engineering Guide for Systems of Systems (SoS) Aug 08
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) Handbook Jul 16
Iterations in the Systems Engineering Process Guide Sep 9
Naval Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) Handbook, Version 1.0
Guide PESHE in the Systems Engineering Plan Oct 13
NAVSEA Technical Review Manual Dec 09
Sustainment Operating and-Support Cost-Management Guidebook Feb 16
Technology Development Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) Deskbook Jul 09
DoD Prototyping Guidebook, v2.0 Nov 19
GAO-16-410G, DRAFT Technology Readiness Assessment Guide Aug 16
Navy Technology Transfer (T2) Handbook Version 1 Sept 18
NGA CRADA Handbook Feb 14
Technology Development and Transition Strategy Guidebook Jul 10
Technology Readiness Assessment Deskbook Jul 09
Energy Technology Roadmap Guide Jan 10
Test & Evaluation DoD Test and Evaluation Management Guide Dec 12
DOT&E and TEMP Guidebook Mar 13
Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Guidebook Oct 15
Air Force Test & Evaluation Guidebook Dec 04
Program Managers Handbook for Testing in a Joint Environment Apr 09
Guide on Incorporating Test and Evaluation into Department of Defense Acquisition Contracts Oct 11
JITC Interoperability Process Guide v2 Mar 15

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Updated: 6/20/2021