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Service-Level Policies and Guidance

This page contains links to the various service-unique policies and procedures. 

The DAU Policy Browser contains a filterable list of policies, regulations, directives and other guidance issued by DoD and the services. You can find PM related policies for each of the services.

PM CoP members can upload policy documents onto this page by signing into the PM CoP, click on the "Contribute" tab above, then click on "Upload a document". 


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Air Force E-Publishing Website.aspx
Air ForceReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
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 MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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
EngineeringAir ForceReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
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
Engineering; International Acquisition; Life Cycle Logistics; Program ManagementAir Force; Army; DoDLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
Relevant and Timely Acquisition Information
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DOD IG Rpt Re JSF Oversight.pdf
Engineering; Program Management; Purchasing; Test and EvaluationAir Force; Defense Contract Management Agency; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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
Contracting; Engineering; Program Management; Services AcquisitionAir Force; DoDLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
Relevant and Timely Acquisition Information
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ECSS PARCA Root Cause Analysis 2013 09 19.pptx
Engineering; Information Technology; PurchasingAir ForceCase StudyService-Level Policies and Guidance
The Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) was one of the largest and most comprehensive business transformations ever envisioned. ECSS was to enable the end-to-end transformation of Air Force logistics processes.*ECSS was a USAF MAIS ACAT IAM program     –Objective:  Transform AF’s supply chain & logistics processes            +Serve over 250,000 users at 186+ installations            +Replace 420 legacy systems     –MS A approved Aug 31, 2005     –Terminated Dec 11, 2012 after spending ~$1.1B*Senators Levin and McCain, Chair and Ranking Members of the SASC respectively, sent Dec 4, 2012 letter to SECDEF asking questions on ECSS termination*USD(AT&L) directed PARCA to perform a root cause analysis on ECSS program failure
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USAF Guidebook Early Systems Engineering Guide 31 Mar 2009.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; Program Management; Test and EvaluationAir Force; DoD; Joint StaffLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
31 March 2009Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ)Version 1
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Army Publishing Directorate Website.aspx
ArmyReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
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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37th CSAs Thoughts on the Future of the Army June 2011.pdf
ArmyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
Over the past decade, our Army 11:15 performed superbly in the most difficult environments imaginable.Through it all, our Army remains the most capable and decisive land force in the world. However, as a learning  organization and after ten years or war, the Secretary of the Army has reframed our role as an Army and has set a clear path forward for institutional adaptation to realize his vesion. In turn, I have established nine focus areas that will serve as the foundation from which we will deliver the Secreatry of the Army's vision.
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DoD IG Aug 13 Rpt Re Cost Reimbursement Contracts.pdf
Auditing; Contracting; General AcquisitionAir Force; Army; Defense Contract Management Agency; DoDLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
This DoD Inspector General report, No. DoDIG-2013-120, is dated August 23, 2013.
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CRS Oct 15 Rpt Re Army MC JLTV.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; PurchasingArmy; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report prepared for Members and Committees of Congressby Andrew Feickert, Specialist in Military Ground ForcesOctober 14, 2015Summary
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is being developed by the Army and the Marine Corps as a successor to the High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which has been in service since 1985. On October 28, 2008, awards were made for the JLTV Technology Development (TD) Phase to three industry teams: (1) BAE Systems, (2) the team of Lockheed Martin and General Tactical Vehicle, and (3) AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems.
On January 26, 2012, the Army issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the JLTV’s EMD phase. Up to three EMD contracts could be awarded, and contract award was scheduled for June 2012. The period of performance for EMD contracts is 27 months, with the overall EMD phase scheduled to last 33 months. Vendors would be required to provide 22 JLTV prototypes for testing 12 months after contract award. The target cost for the base vehicle is $250,000 excluding add-on armor and other kits.
On August 22, 2012, the Army announced the award of three firm-fixed price JLTV EMD contracts totaling approximately $185 million. The three companies awarded the EMD contracts were AM General, LLC (South Bend, IN); Lockheed Martin Corporation (Grand Prairie, TX); and Oshkosh Corporation (Oshkosh, WI).
On September 3, 2013, the Army began JLTV testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; Yuma, AZ; and Redstone Arsenal, AL. The Army planned to select a single vendor by 2015, with the first Army brigade being equipped with JLTVs by 2018. FY2015 program plans anticipated a Milestone C (Production and Deployment Phase Approval) decision in the fourth quarter of FY2015, followed by Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
In June 2014, the Army issued a draft RFP for the JLTV Full-Rate Production Phase and plans to select a contract winner in July 2015. The Office of the Secretary of Defense conducted an interim review of the JLTV program and found it is likely to meet all eight key performance parameters. Three companies who were picked in 2012 to build prototypes—Oshkosh, Lockheed Martin, and AM General—submitted their bids for the LRIP contract by the February 10, 2015, deadline.
On August 25, 2015, it was announced the Army had awarded Oshkosh a $6.7 billion low rate initial production (LRIP) contract with eight options to procure the initial 16,901 vehicles for the Army and Marines. The JLTV will be produced in Oshkosh, WI, and deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2016.
 On September 8, 2015, it was reported Lockheed Martin would file a protest with GAO, but AM General reportedly did not file a protest with the GAO. On September 10, 2015, the Army reportedly issued a stop work order to Oshkosh until the GAO protest was resolved.
 The President’s FY2016 budget request called for $456.9 million for Army and Marine RDT&E and Procurement funding for the JLTV. The FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act Conference approved the FY2016 presidential budget request for both JLTV RDT&E and Procurement funding for the Army and Marine Corps.
 A potential issue for Congress is the possible impact of a year-long continuing resolution on Army and Marine Corps JLTV procurement. This report will be updated.
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Seapower Magazine.aspx
Learning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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
NavyReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
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 MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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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CBA USN N88 CBA AOA Guidebook v1 1 16 May 2008.docx
Contracting; Engineering; Test and EvaluationDoD; Joint Staff; NavyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
This document provides N88 specific guidelines and explains guidance from a wide array of directives and instructions. The resulting document will benefit Requirements Officers (ROs) assigned to N88 in planning for and implementing the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Capabilities Based Assessments (CBA) and the Defense Acquisition System Analysis of Alternatives (AoA). Each of these analyses is part of the pre-Milestone (MS) A studies that provide the analytic underpinning for capabilities a program must meet. For programs that skip MS A, the AoA will be a pre-MS B analysis. The CBA and AoAs an RO may be involved in are critical to defining major aspects of the follow-on program the RO (or their reliefs) will be tasked to fund, define and manage.

This document also highlights how an RO can leverage capabilities other organizations, such as NAVAIRSYSCOM, can provide to assist in implementing and overseeing these analyses. The process described aligns with the SECNAV Requirements and Acquisition Process Improvements (SECNAVNOTE 5000, February 26, 2008).
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Navy Dec 12 Critical Pgm Info Memo.pdf
NavyReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
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
Contracting; Engineering; PurchasingDoD; NavyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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 MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
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SECNAVINST 5000.2E-Statutory Information and Milestone Requirements.aspx
NavyReferenceService-Level Policies and Guidance
1 September 2011
Department of the Navy Implementation and Operations of the Defense Acquisition System and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System.
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Army Mar 13 Equipment Modernization Strategy.pdf
Engineering; Life Cycle LogisticsArmyLearning MaterialService-Level Policies and Guidance
This report by the Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Future Force Division is dated 04 March 2013
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