New DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning Guidebook for Military Systems and Equipment
The Office of DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight (CPO) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has issued a new corrosion prevention and control guidebook.
According to the introduction of this new DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning Guidebook for Military Systems and Equipment, Spiral 4, (dated 4 Feb 14), “the purpose of this Guidebook is to assist DoD and contractor Program Offices (POs), Program Managers (PMs), and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in effectively managing corrosion during the entire acquisition process, including sustainment. It is one part of the body of knowledge provided in several policies and other guidance. The goal of this Guidebook is to assist in reducing ownership costs and increasing system availability through improved CPC planning and execution of an effective CPC strategy. This Guidebook contains baseline information and explanation for establishing a well-structured CPC program. The management concepts and ideas presented in this Guidebook encourage use of time-tested practices and suggest a process to address a CPC program without prescribing specific methods or tools.
The information presented within this Guidebook is developed from best practice lessons learned. PMs and other acquisition professionals are encouraged to apply the fundamentals presented in this Guidebook to all acquisition efforts, both large and small, and to all elements of a program (system, subsystem, hardware, components, support equipment, automatic test systems, training systems, information technology, spares, and repair parts). CPC is a fundamental management tool for effectively addressing and reducing corrosion. POs/PMs should tailor their approach to fit their acquisition program, statutory requirements, and lifecycle phase. This Guidebook applies to all DoD Components and should be used in conjunction with related directives, instructions, policy memoranda, or regulations issued to implement mandatory requirements.”
In addition, DAU and the Office of DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight have developed a web-based continuous learning module on this important subject entitled CLM 038 Corrosion Prevention and Control Overview. Encourage you to check both of these multi-disciplinary resources out.