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Upcoming DoD 2022 Corrosion Prevention Symposium

We were advised by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness that the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment issued a memo yesterday approving the…

Upcoming DoD 2022 Corrosion Prevention Symposium

Bill Kobren

We were advised by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness that the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment issued a memo yesterday approving the 2022 DoD Corrosion Prevention Technology and Innovation Symposium. The event is scheduled for August 8-11, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona.

According to the November 16, 2021 memorandum, ”the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has approved the 2022 Corrosion Prevention Technology and Innovation Symposium consistent with Department of Defense (DoD) Conference Guidance, Version 4.0, issued June 26, 2016. While the Military Services or commands may choose to place additional controls on attending, this approval covers attendance for all DoD participants. The symposium serves as the primary integration activity amongst the greater DoD corrosion constituency and I encourage your fullest support. The theme of this year’s conference is “Corrosion Prevention as a Readiness Enabler….Our comprehensive technical program is structured to align with the goals of the National Defense Strategy…” For additional details, please visit the 2022 DoD Corrosion Prevention Technology and Innovation Symposium website.


As an important side note, the new DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework specifically identifies corrosion prevention and control as a key product support requirement, stating in Paragraph 4.11e. that “…on behalf of the Program Manager, as part of the corrosion prevention and mitigation planning required by Section 2228 of Title 10, U.S.C., the Product Support Manager (PSM) will work with systems engineers to incorporate DoDI 5000.67 Prevention and Mitigation of Corrosion on DoD Military Equipment and Infrastructure-required corrosion prevention and control planning to mitigate the impact of corrosion on materiel readiness and O&S costs. Pursuant to Section 2366b of Title 10, U.S.C., the PSM will ensure that corrosion prevention and control is incorporated into life cycle sustainment planning and will evaluate sustainment costs, including the costs related to corrosion prevention, throughout the program’s life cycle.”