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    Are you aware of any guidance or regulation that recommends/requires the assignment of a Program Manager for service acquisitions valued at $10M or more?


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    There is no mandatory PM usage directive in any of the Services policy letters on Acquisition of Services.
     
    See the DPAP site, http://sa-sitestage.com/Policies/DODI 5000xx.html
     
    Services Acquisition staff members have worked over a year in drafting and editing a new Department of Defense Instruction for the Acquisition of Services, DODI 5000.XX. The new directive went into final staffing the end of July 2014.
     
    The new instruction:
    -Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for defining, assessing, reviewing, and validating requirements for the acquisition of services.
     
    -Establishes a simplified and flexible management framework for translating services requirements into stable, efficient, and effective acquisitions.
     
    -Authorizes services Decision Authorities consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements for the acquisitions of services, to tailor the procedures in this instruction to best achieve cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
     
    -Incorporates and cancels Enclosure 9 of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 (Reference (b)).
     
    This new instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
     
    The enclosures in this instruction provide additional policy and procedures that will support the services acquisition process and planning. The Instruction will be approved for public release and be available on the Internet from the DoD Issuances Website at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.

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