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Centralized Asset Management (CAM)

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DAU GLOSSARY DEFINITION

Alternate Definition

CAM is the management and execution of sustainment funding by a single US Air Force (USAF) process owner. 

Alternate Definition Source

Air Force Instruction (AFI) 63-101/ 20-101, Integrated Life Cycle Management

General Information

AFI 63-101/ 20-101 provides policy related to the USAF's CAM system.  CAM is the management and execution of sustainment funding for the USAF process owner. AFMC is the designated USAF Weapon System Sustainment (WSS) Executive Agent. SSC is the designated USSF WSS Executive Agent. Air National Guard and AF Reserve Command utilize CAM processes and schedules but manage their own requirements validation and execution of funds. The instruction specifies that that USAF “MAJCOM/FLDCOMs and the PM utilize CAM procedures, meet established timeframes/suspense, and support associated reviews as documented in Air Force Manual (AFMAN) 63-143Centralized Asset Management Procedures.   The AFMAN 63-143 provides detailed information on CAM processes and procedures including the following:

  • CAM provides enterprise management at the USAF level by focusing resources on priorities as defined by operators.
  • CAM-associated funding includes Weapon System Sustainment (WSS) and AF Active Duty Cost per Flying Hour Program (CPFH).
    • Within the WSS enterprise, there are four business process areas managed as part of CAM:
      • Depot Purchased Equipment Maintenance (DPEM). The DPEM business process includes five sub-categories:
        • Aircraft and Missile Requirements (AMR), which has three supporting processes:
          • the Engineering Requirements Review Process (ERRP)
          • the Bill of Work (BOW) process, and
          • the Maintenance Requirements Supportability Process (MRSP).
        • Engine Maintenance
        • Area/Base/Manufacture (A/B/M)
        • Software Maintenance,
        • Storage
        • Exchangeables, and
        • Other Major End Items (OMEI).
      • Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
      • Sustaining Engineering (Sust Eng), and
      • Technical Orders (TO)
    • The CPFH program covers costs that directly support the launch, recovery, inspection, servicing, and maintenance of an aircraft; the inspection, servicing and maintenance of an aircraft component or a piece of support equipment that directly supports aircraft maintenance; or the fuel used in the operation of aircraft or support equipment that directly supports aircraft maintenance and fuel. The CPFH budget has the following components:
      • Depot Level Reparables (DLRs), spares and exchangeables
      • Consumable Supplies, and
      • Aviation Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (AvPOL)