The Department of Defense has issued a new DOD Instruction 5000.92 Innovation and Technology to Sustain Materiel Readiness
. This new issuance:
- Establishes policy to develop, implement, and expand the application of innovative practices, processes, and technology for sustaining materiel readiness across the life-cycle of DoD systems and improving industrial base operations.
- Assigns responsibilities for the development, implementation, and management of DoD sustainment innovation through the application of improved processes and technology.
- Provides procedures for an integrated approach to sustainment innovation and technology development, adoption, and application to improve materiel readiness and reduce life-cycle cost.