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Product Support Analysis Requirements in DoDI 5000.91

As part of our ongoing series of DAU LOG Blogs focusing on the new DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) policy wanted to take a few moments…

Product Support Analysis Requirements in DoDI 5000.91

Product Support Analysis Requirements in DoDI 5000.91
Bill Kobren
As part of our ongoing series of DAU LOG Blogs focusing on the new DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) policy wanted to take a few moments today to touch on several of the new requirements related to Product Support Analysis. While not all inclusive, a few key highlights from the document in general, and Para 4.4 in particular include:
  • Para 4.3.d. The PSM will implement the PSS via the LCSP through arrangements with various public and/or commercial PSIs and/or PSPs. The PSM will use product support analysis data, as described in Paragraph 4.4. of this issuance, to support the PS BCA (see Paragraph 4.5. of this issuance), PSS, and LCSP (emphasis added). The PSM will conduct a PS BCA to assess courses of action being considered and document the recommended course of action in the LCSP that achieves readiness goals, manages risks, and is cost-effective.”
  • Para 4.4. The PSM will establish a cross-functional team of subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop accurate assumptions, capture data, and perform data analysis to develop and refine the product support analysis, also referred to as the supportability analysis (emphasis added). This analysis will support DoD Component engineering and product support solutions. As a program progresses through development, the PSM will use the team of cross-functional SMEs to ensure product support analysis activities are executed to develop accurate logistics product data, reduce redundancy, and form a baseline for developing product support documentation (e.g., technical manuals, training manuals) (emphasis added).
  • Para 4.4. The PSM will work with the cross-functional team to conduct a thorough analysis using analytical tools and modeling techniques to facilitate informed decisions on supply support, manpower, training, maintenance and maintenance planning, and other elements. Pursuant to DoDI 5000.88, supportability analyses will be included in the evolution of the digital authoritative source of truth which is managed and maintained throughout the life of the program.
  • Para 6.3.b. The PSM, in support of the PM, will work with the contracting officer to incentivize supportability through contract requirements and use an iterative quality review process of product support and logistics related deliverables. Data from both initial developmental test and evaluation and operational test and evaluation will be used to inform and update initial product support analysis (emphasis added).

Finally, to assist you in becoming more familiar with the new DoDI 5000.91 product support policy, a comprehensive and growing list of readily-available references and resources is available, including:


Additionally, I’ve been sharing in-depth perspectives and insights into specific aspects of this new policy in a series of DAU LOG Blog posts that now include: