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Everything You Need to Know About the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)

Everything You Need to Know About the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)

Bill Kobren
Alright, you’ve been tasked to write a Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) for your program. Or undertaken the seemingly monumental task of updating an existing LCSP. You have questions. You need information and you need it fast. You need to learn more about the LCSP, what it is, what it should contain, and perhaps most importantly, what constitutes an outstanding LCSP. Where do I start, you might ask yourself? The good news is there are extensive resources and references available. Even better news is the majority of them are easily accessible right from your desk.

First place I’d recommend to start is the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Outline website. It contains a plethora of information, including links to the current outline, and an overview video. Additionally, would review Service-specific policy and guidance, as well as related resources such as: