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The Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Policy Vault is a central repository of documents that are available for dissemination to the public. Unclassified, non-confidential memoranda, guidance, regulations, and other DPAP-related policy documents can be found here.

Executive Services Directorate - DoD Directives Division  

Defense Acquisition Guidebook
The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is designed to provide the acquisition workforce with an instant, online reference to explain the "what" and "how" of the DoDD 5000.01 and the DoDI 5000.02.  

  
  
  
Summary Description
  
  
Joint Capability Area Management Plan JCAMP Final 27 Jan 2010.pdf
  
Reference
The purpose of this JCA Management Plan (JCAMP) is to describe processes and establish roles and responsibilities for the managment, refinement, and continued development of the Joint Capability Area (JCA) framework and definitions.
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Joint Warfare Evolving Perspective 28 Jan 2003.pdf
  
Reference
Approved by JROC Memorandum 022-03


The Joint Requirements Oversight Council concurs with the white paper entitled An Evolving Joint Perspective: US Joint Warfare and Crisis Resolution in the 21st Century and enforces its publication as a common frame of reference for future joint concept development. This document provides a credible, intellectual perspective of key joint characteristics and desired joint capabilities that are envisioned to transform the joint force and ensure our continued dominance across the range of military operations.
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DoDI 5000.02 February 2 2017.aspx
  
Reference
DoD Instruction Number 5000.02 - January 7, 2015Operation of the Defense Acquisition SystemIncorporating Change 2, Effective February 2, 2017
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DoD Operational Energy Strategy Implementation Plan March 2012.pdf
  
Reference
Pursuant to title 10, U.S.C., section 138c, the Department of Defense (DoD) published the
Operational Energy Strategy on June 14, 2011, to transform the way U.S. Armed Forces
consume energy in military operations. The Strategy sets the direction for operational energy
use within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Office of the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Military Departments, and
Defense agencies (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “DoD Components”).
The goal of the Operational Energy Strategy is energy security for the Warfighter – to assure that

U.S. forces have a reliable supply of energy for 21
st century military missions. For DoD to reach
this goal, the Strategy provides a three-fold approach:
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DoD Directive 5106.01.aspx
  
Reference
This DoD Directive is dated August 19, 2014
1. PURPOSE. This Directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5106.01 (Reference (a)) to update the mission, organization and management, responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of the IG DoD, in accordance with sections 113 and 141 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (b)) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, title 5, U.S.C. Appendix (Reference (c)).
DoD Directive 5106.01 Incorporating Change 1
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Fully Burdened Cost of Energy Guidance - 23Jul12.pdf.aspx
  
Reference
Memorandum dated July 23, 2012 from the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Attached is the updated methodological guidance to calculate the Fully Burdened Cost of Energy (FBCE) in Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs) and in other acquisition tradespace decisions, with CAPE has now approved. Working with DPAP staff, we will now add tis guidance to the Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Chapter 3 (Affordability and Life-Cycle Resource Estimates).
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Air Force E-Publishing Website.aspx
  
Reference
MISSION... is to provide publishing products and services for administrative publications and forms to Air Force customers worldwide. VISION... is to provide life-cycle management of Air Force Electronic Publishing to enable product and service delivery to the end user, regardless of media, at the time and location needed, in peace and in war. 
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F-22 Raptor Information.aspx
  
Learning Material
History and status of the F-22 from Wikipedia.
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U.S. Air Force Business and Enterprise Systems BES Directorate Systems Engineering Process.aspx
  
Reference
The Systems Engineering Process is a life cycle management and systems engineering process based on the Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management System as tailored for Information Technology Systems and the Capability Maturity Model Integrated.
The starting point for entry into this process is to determine where your program is in the life cycle and complete the appropriate tailoring worksheet for that phase. The tailoring worksheets list the products to be produced and activities to be performed for your program. Refer to the tailoring guide for guidance on tailoring the process to fit your program's specific needs.
If you are in the Materiel Solution Analysis Phase (pre Milestone A) use: Tailoring Worksheet for Materiel Solution Analysis Template.
If you are in the Technology Development Phase (pre Milestone B), use: Tailoring Worksheet for Technology Development Phase Template.
If you are in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase (pre Milestone C), or Production and Deployment Phase, use: Tailoring Worksheet for Engineering and Manufacturing Development and Production and Deployment Template.
If you are in the Operations and Support Phase, use: Tailoring Worksheet for New Start Template (Non-5000) or Tailoring Worksheet for Sustainment Template (Non-5000).
The SEP is constructed to lead you through each phase of the life cycle by providing the following assets:

Policies - The directives that govern the development, fielding and sustainment of IT systems within the organization.
Procedures - The core of the process, lists entry and exit criteria for each activity, identifies the role with the responsibility for completing the activity and provides step level instructions for accomplishing each activity.
Lexicons - Handy references when using the SEP (definition of terms, etc.)
Guides - Handbooks to help with the execution of a procedure
Checklists - "Quality Gates" that can be used with each procedure
Forms - Formatted forms that can be downloaded
Templates - Formatted work products to assist in the development of life cycle documentation
Background - Additional reference materials and guidance
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PM Gazette May Jun 2013 Final.pdf
  
Learning Material
Relevant and Timely Acquisition Information
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DOD IG Rpt Re JSF Oversight.pdf
  
Learning Material
This DoD Inspector General  report, no. DODIG-2013-140, "Quality Assurance Assessment of the F-35 Lighting II Program is dated September 30, 2013.
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PM Gazette Fall 13 FINAL.pdf
  
Learning Material
Relevant and Timely Acquisition Information
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USAF Guidebook Early Systems Engineering Guide 31 Mar 2009.pdf
  
Learning Material
31 March 2009Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ)Version 1
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Army Publishing Directorate Website.aspx
  
Reference
The Army Publishing Directorate is the Army's leader in publishing and distributing information products, employing advanced technologies to ensure responsive support worldwide. Our primary mission is supplying official authenticated information to enhance the readiness of the total force.
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DoD IG Aug 13 Rpt Re Cost Reimbursement Contracts.pdf
  
Learning Material
This DoD Inspector General report, No. DoDIG-2013-120, is dated August 23, 2013.
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Seapower Magazine.aspx
  
Learning Material
About SEAPOWER Magazine

SEAPOWER magazine and its Almanac issue are official publications of the Navy League of the United States, an international organization founded in 1902 to support the U.S. sea services. SEAPOWER articles cover a wide range of topics, including national defense, foreign policy, naval affairs, maritime issues, homeland security and defense research, development and procurement. SEAPOWER coverage focuses on such areas as defense strategies, emerging technologies and ways to improve the operational concepts and managerial processes of the U.S. sea services.
The principal mission of SEAPOWER — an award-winning monthly magazine — is to educate Congress and the American people about the activities, requirements and accomplishments of the sea services and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. It also provides a forum for senior sea service leaders to express their views on various topics of concern. SEAPOWER also supports and encourages the programs of the Navy League councils throughout the United States and overseas.
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ACAT 1 Navy Programs.aspx
  
Reference
List of Navy ACAT I programs  from the Department of Navy Research, Development & Acquisition Web site
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CVN-21 - Aircraft Carrier for the 21st Century.aspx
  
Learning Material
web site with general information about CVN-21The USS Bush started as CVNX-1, and was to be the first "Next Generation" aircraft carrier. Budget, schedule, and technical realities set in (complicated by geopolitics), and it was decided the Bush would be that LAST of the Nimitz class, and the new class was renamed CVN-21. .
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Navy Dec 12 Critical Pgm Info Memo.pdf
  
Reference
Department of the Navy Implementation of DODIG Protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) Recommendations.This Department of the Navy Memorandum is dated December 14, 2012.
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CBO Oct 15 Rpt Re Navy FY16 Shipbuilding Plan.pdf
  
Learning Material
Congressional Budget Office reportOctober 2015Summary


The Department of Defense (DoD) submitted to the Congress the Navy’s 2016 shipbuilding plan for fiscal years 2016 to 2045 in April 2015. The total annual cost of 
carrying out the 2016 plan—an average of about $20 billion in 2015 dollars per year over the next 30 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimates—would be one third more than the amount the Navy has received in Congressional appropriations for shipbuilding in recent decades. The Navy’s 2016 shipbuilding plan is similar to its 2015 plan with respect to the goal for the total number of battle force ships, the number and types of ships the Navy would purchase, and the funding proposed to implement its plans.
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Naval Postgraduate School.aspx
  
Learning Material
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The DoD Directive 5000.01 Certified Current as of November 20 2007.aspx
  
Reference
DoD Directive 5000.01 Certified Current as of November 20, 2007.
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New DoD Instruction 5000.02 Issued.aspx
  
Reference
Link to copy of newest DoDI 5000.02. 


DoD Releases Updated Instruction for Acquisitions System

 
DoDI 5000.02 Transmittal Letter, dated January 7, 2015, issues the new Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 and cancels the interim version that was implemented on November 25, 2013.
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GAO Best Practices Focus on Requirements Feb 2008.pdf
  
Learning Material
GAO Report to Congressional Committees - February 2008
A Senate report related to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 asked GAO to compare quality management practices used by the Department of Defense (DOD) and its contractors to those used by leading commercial companies and make suggestions for improvement.
To do this, GAO (1) determined the impact of quality problems on selected weapon systems and prime contractor practices that contributed to the problems; (2) identified commercial practices that can be used to improve DOD weapon systems; (3) identified problems that DOD must overcome; and (4) identified recent DOD initiatives that could improve quality. GAO examined 11 DOD weapon systems with known quality problems and met with quality officials from DOD, defense prime contractors, and five leading commercial companies that produce complex products and/or are recognized for quality products.
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Online Hyperlinked JCIDS Manual Common Access Card CAC and - or an Intelink account are required to access this site.aspx
  
Reference
The attached JCIDS Manual - PDF version (is subject to change)  Go to the Intelink.gov site listed below to be sure you are viewing the most recent version.
Here is the link to the CJCSI 3170.01I - 23 January 2015  - JCIDS Instruction and the JCIDS Manual
The JCIDS Manual is subject to change at any time and we will do our best to post the most current version on this page, but we can not guarantee that it is the most recent version.  To view the "LIVE" online version of the JCIDS Manual (with hyperlinks), go to the Intelink.gov Website at https://www.intelink.gov/wiki/JCIDS_Manual.   THE MANUAL POSTED ON THE INTELINK.GOV SITE WILL ALWAYS BE THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE MANUAL.  Please note that a Common Access Card (CAC) and an Intelink account are required to access this site.    To obtain an email notice anytime we add content or make changes to this page, click on the word "Subscribe" located near the upper right hand corner of this page just below the search box, then be sure to click on OK.  
This manual sets forth guidelines and procedures for operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) regarding the development and staffing of JCIDS documents in support of CJCSI 3170.01I (JCIDS Instructions).

1. Purpose. This Manual augments references a and b with detailed guidelines and procedures for operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), and interactions with several other departmental processes to facilitate the timely and cost effective development of capability solutions for the warfighter. This Manual provides information regarding activities including identification of capability requirements and capability gaps, development of requirements documents, gatekeeping and staffing procedures, post-validation development and implementation of materiel and non-materiel capability solutions, interaction with other Department of Defense (DOD) processes, and mandatory training for personnel involved in the requirements processes. 

This Manual is not intended to stand alone – readers are encouraged to become familiar with references a and b before reviewing this Manual.
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GAO Rpt on Funding Major Systems.pdf
  
Reference
A review of the DOD full funding process and its impact as DOD shifts money around when cost increases.  GAO looks at the reason why this happens, compares DOD to commercial companies.  The comparison is base on the way the commercial firms fund and do cost estimates and use of assumptions
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RAM C Manual Jun 09.pdf
  
Learning Material
The purpose of this manual is threefold:
I. Provide guidance in how to develop and document realistic sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP)/Key System Attribute (KSA) requirements and related supporting rationale
2. Provide guidance so the acquisition community understands how the requirements must be measured and tested throughout the system life cycle
3. Describe desired processes for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and other stakeholders to interface with Services and programs when developing the sustainment requirements.
Use ofthe processes outlined in this document will assist in assessing RAM-C for the alternatives considered in the Analysis of Alternatives and articulating the requirements and the supporting rationale in the Capability Development Document and Capability Production Documents and the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan.
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JFCOM Joint Operating Environment v1.96 Dec 07.pdf
  
Learning Material
United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), Joint Operating Environment: Trends & Challenges for the Future Joint Forces Through 2030 - dated December 2007.
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GAO Report Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs March 2010.pdf
  
Learning Material
This is a Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Committees, number GA)-10-388SP.



In 2009, the Secretary of Defense proposed canceling or significantly curtailing weapon programs with a projected cost of at least $126 billion. Congress supported several of the recommended terminations. DOD plans to develop new options to replace several of the canceled programs. The most significant of these will be the effort to restructure the Army’s terminated Future Combat System program. At the same time, DOD’s 2009 portfolio of major defense acquisition programs grew to 102 programs—a net increase of 6 since last year. DOD did not issue complete Selected Acquisition Reports for these programs in 2009, which precluded an analysis of the overall cost and schedule performance of DOD’s portfolio in this year’s assessment.
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Nunn McCurdy Report Congressional Research Service June21 2010.pdf
  
Learning Material
This is a Congressional Research Service Report for Congress

The Nunn-McCurdy Act has been statutorily amended a number of times over the years. One of the most significant changes to the reporting requirements occurred in the FY2006 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 109-163), when Congress added the original baseline estimate asa threshold against which to measure cost growth. The new standard prevents DOD from avoiding a Nunn-McCurdy breach by simply re-baselining a program. Another significant change occurred in the FY2009 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (P.L. 111-23), when Congressenacted a requirement that programs with critical breaches should be presumed terminated unless the Secretary of Defense certifies the program. For programs that are certified, DOD must (1) revoke the prior milestone approval, (2) restructure the program, and (3) provide Congress a written explanation of the root-cause of the cost growth. These changes were fueled in part over Congressional concern that programs with chronic cost growth and schedule delays were not being terminated and Congress was not being provided specific information explaining what caused the cost growth. 

Some analysts believe that the Nunn-McCurdy Act has been effective as a reporting mechanism for informing Congress of cost overruns in major acquisition programs. As a result of the Nunn-McCurdy process, Congress has increased its visibility into the cost performance of the acquisition stage of MDAPs. However, some analysts suggest that Nunn-McCurdy is not asufficiently comprehensive reporting mechanism because program managers can sometimes take steps to avoid a breach and because Nunn-McCurdy does not apply to all elements of a weapon system’s life-cycle costs, such as its operations, support, or disposal costs.
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