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Joint Programming Guidance (JPG)


Alternate Definition
The Joint Programming Guidance (JPG), also referred to as the Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) is the final document of the planning process. It is issued each year and contains fiscally constrained programmatic guidance and performance measures. The JPG drives the development of the Program Objective Memoranda (POM) and Budget Estimate Submissions (BES). The JPG is the principal Department of Defense (DoD) planning document and reflects the President’s prioritized national security objectives drawn from the National Security Strategy (NSS), the National Military Strategy (NMS), and the Quadrennial Defense Review. It is derived from the general guidance found in the Strategic Planning Guidance (SPG) and recommendations contained in the Chairman’s Program Recommendation. The JPG is more specific than the SPG and addresses specific programs and dollar thresholds.
(Source: DAU Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms)
This document, issued by the SecDef, provides firm guidance in the form of goals, priorities, and objectives, including fiscal constraints, for the development of the Military Departments, Defense agency, and USSOCOM POMs.
(Source: CJCSI 8501.01A)
Fiscal Guidance (FG) and Joint Programming Guidance (JPG) set specific fiscal controls and direct explicit program actions, respectively, for each Military Department and Defense Agency, consistent with the outcome and output goals established in the Guidance for Development of the Force (GDF). They are updated biannually.
(Source: 2008 DoD Strategic Management Plan)
*Note: In 2008, the SPG was replaced by the Guidance for the Development of the Force (GDF).