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Manufacturing and Quality

The Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) Community of Practice (CoP) is a compilation of policy, guidance, processes, references, resources, and tools. for completing M&Q activities across the DoD system acquisition life cycle. The community managers will work periodically to update this CoP based on current policy, guidance, tools, best practices and lessons learned.

Please Note: This community was formerly named Production, Quality and Manufacturing. Please update your bookmarks to reflect the new name and URL. Thank you!

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George A Noyes III - Community Leader
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Tim Mead - Community Leader

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Counterfeit Parts
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In Mar 2012, DUSD (AT&L) published a memorandum called "Overarching DoD Counterfeit Prevention Guidance", identifying counterfeit items as serious threats to safety and operational effectiveness of DoD systems, particularly items such as mission critical components, critical safety items, electronic parts and load-bearing mechanical parts affecting “…system performance or operations, the preservation of life, or safety of operating personnel.”

Counterfeit parts guidance includes:

  • AS5553D Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition
  • AS6174 Counterfeit Materiel; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Materiel 

    Note: Both of these documents are industry standards and cost to download.

Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC)
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CPAC programs are developed to reduce the total lifecycle cost of corrosion, increase availability, improve safety, and extend the useful life of all DoD systems and equipment. This can be accomplished through the identification, implementation, and development of corrosion prevention and control products, materials, technologies and processes.  The use of these technologies and processes will repair existing corrosion damage and prevent, or at least significantly retard, future corrosion damage on all DoD systems and equipment.

CPAC guidance includes:

  • DoDI 5000.67 Prevention and Mitigation of Corrosion on DoD Military Equipment and Infrastructure
  • MIL-STD-1568E Materials and Processes for Corrosion Prevention 
Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH)
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Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) considerations need to be included in the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Programmatic ESOH Evaluation, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Executive Order (EO) 12114 Compliance Schedule. This Guide will assist Program Offices in improving the efficiency of document preparation. This Guide also offers strategies to minimize duplication between the SEP, PESHE, and the NEPA/EO 12114 Compliance Schedule in support of the Better Buying Power 2.0 initiative.

ESOH guidance includes:

  • Guide to ESOH in the Systems Engineering Plan 
  • ESOH in Acquisition 
  • HSI and ESOH Handbook for Pre-Milestone A
Industrial Base
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10 USC 48202440 requires the Secretary of Defense to consider the National Technology Industrial Base (NTIB) in the development and implementation of acquisition plans for each MDAP. The NTIB consists of the people and organizations engaged in national security and dual-use research and development (R&D), production, maintenance, and related activities within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Acquisition planning and plans shall include considerations of the NTIB for all MDAPs. These considerations should include:

  • The ability to support development and production (rates and quantities)
  • The identification of IB risks in the supply chain
  • The identification of single points of failure in the supply chain (sole source, foreign source, etc.)
  • Support for a resilient supply base for critical defense capabilities
  • Support for procurement surges and contractions

Industrial Base guidance includes:

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M&Q Service Lead Meeting
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M&Q Leaders will meet virtually on 25 June, agenda to be developed.

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Community Announcement / Manufacturing and Quality
SAE AS6500 Manufacturing Management Program update
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SAE has published an update to their Manufacturing Management Program Standard, AS6500. Please see the press release for additional information. SAE International Publishes Updated Aerospace Recommended Practice for Managing Manufacturing Operations

Community Announcement / Manufacturing and Quality
DoD Manufacturing and Quality Body of Knowledge Published
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​The Undersecretary of Defense Research and Engineering has published the DoD Manufacturing and Quality Body of Knowledge (BoK). 

The Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) Body of Knowledge (BoK) is a compilation of best practices and lessons learned for completing M&Q activities across the DoD system acquisition life cycle.

Links to the six chapters can be found at the bottom of the page at https://ac.cto.mil/maq/.

Community Announcement / Manufacturing and Quality
New Manufacturing and QA metrics Data Item Description available
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A new Data Item Description is available to let ​Program Offices collect Manufacturing and Quality Assurance metrics from contractors. The Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Status Report (MQASR), DI-QCIC-82323, provides the Government with the information needed to monitor the status of manufacturing development and production activities, supplier management, and quality performance. You can download a copy from the ASSIST database at  https://quicksearch.dla.mil/qsDocDetails.aspx?ident_number=283861

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Community Resource / Manufacturing and Quality
Counterfeit Parts

In Mar 2012, DUSD (AT&L) published a memorandum called "Overarching DoD Counterfeit Prevention Guidance", identifying counterfeit items as serious threats to safety and operational effectiveness of DoD systems, particularly items such as mission critical components, critical safety items, electronic parts and load-bearing mechanical parts affecting “…system performance or operations, the preservation of life, or safety of operating personnel.”

Counterfeit parts guidance includes:

  • AS5553D Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition
  • AS6174 Counterfeit Materiel; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Materiel 

    Note: Both of these documents are industry standards and cost to download.

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Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC)

CPAC programs are developed to reduce the total lifecycle cost of corrosion, increase availability, improve safety, and extend the useful life of all DoD systems and equipment. This can be accomplished through the identification, implementation, and development of corrosion prevention and control products, materials, technologies and processes.  The use of these technologies and processes will repair existing corrosion damage and prevent, or at least significantly retard, future corrosion damage on all DoD systems and equipment.

CPAC guidance includes:

  • DoDI 5000.67 Prevention and Mitigation of Corrosion on DoD Military Equipment and Infrastructure
  • MIL-STD-1568E Materials and Processes for Corrosion Prevention 
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Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH)

Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) considerations need to be included in the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Programmatic ESOH Evaluation, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Executive Order (EO) 12114 Compliance Schedule. This Guide will assist Program Offices in improving the efficiency of document preparation. This Guide also offers strategies to minimize duplication between the SEP, PESHE, and the NEPA/EO 12114 Compliance Schedule in support of the Better Buying Power 2.0 initiative.

ESOH guidance includes:

  • Guide to ESOH in the Systems Engineering Plan 
  • ESOH in Acquisition 
  • HSI and ESOH Handbook for Pre-Milestone A
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Industrial Base

10 USC 48202440 requires the Secretary of Defense to consider the National Technology Industrial Base (NTIB) in the development and implementation of acquisition plans for each MDAP. The NTIB consists of the people and organizations engaged in national security and dual-use research and development (R&D), production, maintenance, and related activities within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Acquisition planning and plans shall include considerations of the NTIB for all MDAPs. These considerations should include:

  • The ability to support development and production (rates and quantities)
  • The identification of IB risks in the supply chain
  • The identification of single points of failure in the supply chain (sole source, foreign source, etc.)
  • Support for a resilient supply base for critical defense capabilities
  • Support for procurement surges and contractions

Industrial Base guidance includes:

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Modeling and Simulation (M&S)

The use of models and simulations in engineering is well recognized. Simulation technology is an essential tool for engineers in all application domains. A digital model represents an actual or conceptual system that involves physics, mathematics, or logical expressions. A simulation is a method for implementing a model over time. Together models and simulations allow the Department to vet potential requirements prior to the Request for Proposal release, assess engineering change orders or program upgrades, etc. M&S can be used to assess and optimize resource usage, examine process changes, support supply-chain management routing and inventory quantities, business decisions, etc.,

M&S guidance documents include:

  • DoDI 5000.59 DoD Modeling and Simulation Management
  • DoD Digital Engineering Strategy
  • M&S Guidance for the Acquisition Workforce
  • Digital Engineering Community of Practice
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DMSMS/Obsolescence

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS), the loss of sources of items or material, surfaces when a source announces the actual or impending discontinuation of a product, or when procurements fail because of product unavailability. DMSMS may endanger the life-cycle support and viability of the weapon system or equipment.

DMSMS/Obsolescence guidance includes:

  • SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook
  • SD-19 Parts Management 
  • DoD 4140.1-R Material Management Regulation 
  • DMSMS Acquisition Guidelines (DMEA)
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Manufacturability and Producibility

Producibility and manufacturability are intended to enhance the ease of producing a product (ease of manufacture). Producibility and manufacturability both play a role and are interrelated, and they have the same objective across the system life cycle.

Producibility is a design consideration to facilitate ease of manufacture, that is, designing a product in a way so it is easy to manufacture. Development teams should consider producibility during system development and design following detailed design guidelines and producibility principles. 

Manufacturability addresses manufacturing operations to enhance the ease of manufacture by developing and implementing efficient manufacturing processes. Examples include advanced quality planning, Lean manufacturing, Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and continuous process improvement.


Producibility Guides include:

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Industrial Cybersecurity

Industrial cybersecurity is concerned with the ability of organizations to securely create, manage, control, and share information digitally while the management and exchange of information is critical, it is equally important to do so in a safe and secure environment. Industrial cybersecurity is concerned with the transfer of digital data via Operational Technologies (OT) inside a facility and through the cloud to other organizations and facilities. Current digital environments are complex and made up of many systems with digital threads that connect government program offices to industry, prime contractor to subcontractors, laboratories to program offices, within an organization, etc. This digital thread includes design data in the form of model based designs, model based systems engineering, shop floor machines that use the design data to manufacture product, the cloud to share data with suppliers, retailers, and other service organizations. There are several documents that provide guidance and support.

  • NIST SP 800-82, Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security 
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector Security Guide, CISA 
  • DoDI 8500.01 Cybersecurity
  • DoDI 5000.90 Cybersecurity for Acquisition Decision Authorities and Program Managers 
  • DoD 5220.22-M, National Industrial Security Program
  • DoD Program Managers Guidebook for Integrating Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework into Acquisition Life Cycle
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Program Managers Guidebook for Integrating Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework into Acquisition Life Cycle
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The referenced guidebook has been developed to aid acquisition Program Managers and their teams in effectively applying the cybersecurity risk management framework (RMF) to design, build, and test systems addressing cybersecurity capability requirements to operate in a cyber-contested environment. The guidebook explains key concepts and activities for successful implementation of RMF activities and aligns them with all phases of the Department of Defense acquisition lifecycle, including development, operational testing, fielding, and sustainment. The guidebook describes in detail the cybersecurity-related roles and responsibilities, as well as the development and maturation of cybersecurity artifacts and activities. Information, such as system security engineering guidance, sample language for consideration in requests for proposal and contracts, and the cybersecurity risk assessment process, is also presented to assist Program Managers.

Industrial Cybersecurity guidelines include:

  • Guidance on Cybersecurity Implementation in Acquisition Programs

https://www.dau.edu/sites/default/files/Migrated/CopDocuments/Cybersecurity%20Guidebook%20v1.10%20signed.pdf 

  • NIST SP 800-82, Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector Security Guide, CISA 
  • DoDI 8500.01 Cybersecurity
  • DoD Program Managers Guidebook for Integrating Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework into Acquisition Life Cycle
DoDI 5000.90 Cybersecurity for Acquisition Decision Authorities and Program Managers
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PMs are responsible for the cybersecurity of their programs, systems, and information, as assisted by supporting organizations. PMs: (1) Are responsible for cybersecurity from the earliest exploratory phase and throughout all stages of the acquisition to include the following activities: (a) System concept trades. 

(b) Design. 

(c) Development. 

(d) Test and evaluation (T&E). 

(e) Production. 

(f) Fielding. 

(g) Sustainment. 

(h) Disposal. 

PMs must identify: Risks, including financial, schedule, functional, supply chain, and cybersecurity.

DoDI 8500.01 Cybersecurity
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DoD will implement a multi-tiered cybersecurity risk management process to protect U.S. interests, DoD operational capabilities, and DoD individuals, organizations, and assets from the DoD Information Enterprise level, through the DoD Component level, down to the IS level as described in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-39 (Reference (o)) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Policy (CNSSP) 22 (Reference (p)).

Critical Manufacturing Sector Security Guide, CISA 
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The Critical Manufacturing Sector comprises processes and products that are crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States. Among myriad roles and responsibilities, manufacturers in the sector process raw materials and primary metals; produce engines, turbines, and power transmission equipment; produce electrical equipment and components; and manufacture cars, trucks, commercial ships, aircraft, rail cars, and their supporting components. The Critical Manufacturing Sector produces highly specialized parts and equipment that are essential to primary operations in several U.S. industries— particularly transportation, defense, electricity, and major construction. Central to the sector’s operations is the global transport of raw materials and finished products along large, complex supply chains.

NIST SP 800-82, Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
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This document provides guidance for establishing secure industrial control systems (ICS). These ICS, which include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other control system configurations such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are often found in the industrial control sectors. 

SF 1406 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Quality Assurance
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This link will take you to a website for access to SF 1406 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Quality Assurance.

SF 1405 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Production
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This link will take you to a website for access to SF 1405 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Production.

SF 1404 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Technical
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This link will take you to a webpage for access to SF 1404 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor – Technical.

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