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life cycle sustainment


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Translates force provider capability and performance requirements into tailored product support to achieve specified and evolving life cycle product support availability, reliability, and affordability parameters. Life cycle sustainment considerations include supply, maintenance, transportation, sustaining engineering, data management, Configuration Management (CM), Human Systems Integration (HSI), environment, safety (including explosives), and occupational health, protection of critical program information and anti-tamper provisions, supportability, and interoperability. Initially begun during Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA) phase and matured during the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase, life cycle sustainment planning spans a system's entire life cycle from MSA phase to disposal.