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    We request information on the evolution of requirements for supply and maintenance support analysis, assessments, and decisions at the LCSP milestones. Specifically, we would like to compare the requirements in the current DODI 5000.02 with earlier requirements, beginning in 2000. Additionally, we would like to know: What has been the specific DoD requirement to identify core logistics capabilities? When was the requirement promulgated? and At what point is the program office required to identify core logistics capabilities? Thanks for your time. v/r, Charles P. Royce


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    Question:  We request information on the evolution of requirements for supply and maintenance support analysis, assessments, and decisions at the LCSP milestones.  Specifically, we would like to compare the requirements in the current DODI 5000.02 with earlier requirements, beginning in 2000.  Additionally, we would like to know:

    Answer:  The LCSP outline was first published on September 14, 2011.  At that time it became a stand-alone program document.  Prior to that date there were different versions of support plans developed by program offices, usually as part of the Acquisition Strategy document.   There was no stand-alone requirement for the LCSP.

    From the DAU Aquipedia article on LCSPs – “The LCSP is Initially prepared for Milestone A and updated for the Development Request for Proposal (RFP) Release Decision Point, Milestone B, Milestone C, Full-Rate Production Decision Review (FRPDR) and at least every 5 years after a system's Initial Operational Capability (IOC)."

    Recommend DAU resource CLL 005 (Developing a Life Cycle Sustainment Plan).  This is a short, on-line course on the LCSP.

    Question:  What has been the specific DoD requirement to identify core logistics capabilities?

    Answer:  Required by law under Section 2464 of USC Title X.  It is listed in the evolving DoDI 5000.02 as a required program element.  For a program to require the identification of core logistics capabilities, it must meet the requirements established in the law.

    More details at the DAU Core Logistics Analysis Acquipedia page here: https://www.dau.edu/acquipedia/pages/articledetails.aspx#!538

    Question:  When was the requirement promulgated? 

    Answer:  See history of Section 2464 of USC Title X (attached).

    Question:  At what point is the program office required to identify core logistics capabilities?

    Answer:  For Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs), the program must do a core determination prior to Milestone A.  That identifies what system, or sub-systems require a core Depot Level Maintenance capability.  The required Core assessment, how much touch labor is required, is done prior to Milestone B.  Throughout the process there are supportability analyses being conducted to determine what level (Level of Repair Analysis) and where (Source of Repair analysis) the Depot work is completed.  This is an ongoing process up to Milestone C (and beyond).  Section 2464 requires a core capability be established at an organic Depot NLT 4 years after IOC for those systems/ sub-systems identified as requiring it.

    See additional information at the DAU Core Logistics Analysis Acquipedia article here:  https://www.dau.edu/acquipedia/pages/articledetails.aspx#!538

    Also see on line course, CLL 023 Title 10 U.S.C. 2464 Core Statute Implementation available on DAU.edu.

    In addition, see revisions to Defense Acquisition included in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework.  That site is here: https://aaf.dau.edu/

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