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Welcome to the Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP)!

This Community serves as a platform to connect PBL practitioners from across multiple career fields, to facilitate knowledge sharing and peer support, as well as provide a knowledge repository for key PBL-related material across the Department of Defense. 

Successful PBL strategy development and implementation is not just the responsibility of the Life Cycle Logistician and Product Support Manager, however. It requires the combined talents, engagement, and expertise of multiple functional disciplines. As the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics & Materiel Readiness said in a September-October 2012 Defense AT&L Magazine article, “…you really need A-team contracting officers, A-team sustainers, and A-team program managers to develop the right…PBL contract.”.

There are many ways to interact with this community of practice. Click on the CONTRIBUTE button at the top of this page to share something with the community. This could be a document, a website, or a tool. When you contribute, your content will be available to authenticated users as part of a workforce-contributed library.

Click on BROWSE BY SUBJECT to view a breakdown of the most important parts of PBL with a further breakdown into multiple subject areas and topics. Click on BROWSE BY CATEGORY to find specific types of resources, from announcements to case studies to reports. Have a question? Click on CONTRIBUTE or visit the SHARE AN IDEA/ASK A QUESTION on the left hand navigation or on the main page to reach out to other PBL professionals for information.

This multi-functional/multi-disciplinary community of practice is comprised of extensive PBL references for members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce and industry counterparts to leverage in developing and implementing effective and efficient outcome-based product support strategies that deliver optimized readiness, availability and life cycle cost outcomes to the Warfighter.

Regardless of your career field or organization, if you have questions about PBL, encourage you to take advantage of the new PBL Ask-a-Professor (AAP) site to check out previous Q&A, or to submit a new question. Subject matter experts will respond with answer to your question.

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