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    From a regulatory perspective, who (SPO, Supply Chain, etc) is responsible for and what color of money is to be used to support the Aging and Surveillance program? Please provide regulation references.


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    The appropriate funding source for aging and surveillance operations is operations and maintenance (O&M).  Specific guidance on funding and processes can be found in DoD Regulation 7000.14-R, which can be found at http://comptroller.defense.gov/FMR.aspx Also, the local or command Comptroller should be contacted to ensure proper procedures are followed.

    For general information, i.e., non-Service/non-program specific, on obsolescence, DMSMS and sustainment of aging weapons systems, The Defense Standardization Program Office has released the SD-22 document, "Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages: A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program". (https://acc.dau.mil/dmsmsguidebook)  This is a collection of resources, references, specific tools, procedures and best practices intended to catalyze a program's capability to deal with issues associated with aging systems




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