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This community serves as an interdisciplinary knowledge repository for life cycle logistics, sustainment and product support guidance, policies, processes, references, resources, and tools. Serving as a one-stop site for DoD life cycle logisticians, product support managers, other defense acquisition workforce members, and their defense industry counterparts, the site also contains extensive information on the 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements, Product Support Manager (PSM), Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Life Cycle Logistics Workforce professional development, and key DoD product support references.

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Regional Sustainment Framework (RSF) Fact Sheet and Tri-fold
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The Regional Sustainment Framework (RSF) is a blueprint aimed at empowering a globally connected, distributed, and resilient Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) ecosystem from which a comprehensive Regional Sustainment Strategy (RSS) will originate. The RSF is intended to bring existing and potential weapon system MRO capability and capacity closer to the forward point of need, and to augment traditional strategies improving readiness in a contested logistics environment.

The RSF will determine and communicate a broad methodology for minimizing downtime for both routine and combat-related repairs, thereby expediting the return of ready military systems to the warfighter. This focus enhances operational readiness and effectiveness, particularly in contested environments.

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Statutory and regulatory documents
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Is there a location within DAU (or elsewhere) that is continuously updated with the latest statutory and regulatory documents?

SD-18 - Defense Standardization Program Guide for Part Requirements and Application and SD-19 - Parts Management Guide
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Use of the SD-18 "Parts Requirements and Application Guide", and the associated SD-18 database hosted at the NAVSEA web site, during the design selection process of commercial parts will help ensure the selection of the right commercial parts in terms of the right quality, reliability and cost which will improve overall performance and mission success at reduced cost.   SD-18 "Parts Requirements and Application Guide" provides guidance when using military and commercial parts in military environments. It provides part acquisition guidelines for Program Managers, System Program Offices, and Original Equipment Manufacturers. SD-18 provides guidance on how the Department of Defense and its contractors can cooperatively select devices that will result in the lowest cost of ownership for the DoD. This was prompted by the many changes during acquisition reform in the 1990s. The use of commercial parts and documents has increased in today's military system applications. Because the parts are not as fully characterized as the traditional military parts have been in the past, the design implications of using these parts are not well understood. Commercial parts, often have advantages in cost, size, weight, performance and availability, have attracted widespread attention for government and military applications. It is critical that we do not jeopardize performance of our weapons systems when selecting commercial parts. This guide can help in the selection of these devices. This document is sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office. Several years ago SD-18 evolved from a now canceled NAVSEA "Parts Requirements and Application Manual" TE000-AB-GTP-010 document. SD-18 is a web based only document as part of the paperless document approach.  The SD-19 Parts Management Guide - In today's acquisition environment-characterized by rapidly changing designs, increased risk for Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems and equipment acquisition contracts due to an increase in the use of commercial part types, offshore manufacture of parts, and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)-the need for contractors to have an effective Parts Management Program (PMP) is greater than ever before. The PMP is an integral part of the acquisition process for design, development, modification, and support of weapon systems and equipment. 

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Is there a location within DAU (or elsewhere) that is continuously updated with the latest statutory and regulatory documents?

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Are the ISSP and the ILSP no more and if so what document replaced them?
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Where do MILSTRIPS fit in with SoS? They are not procurement actions?
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Overhaul of this DAU LOG CoP is Complete!
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​The comprehensive update to this DAU Logsitics Community is complete! Our goal was to reorganize, restruture, and complete the update prior to our migration to the new DAU.edu 2.0 platform later this year, while at the same time streamlining the structure, cull outdated information, make the site more user-friendly, and site navigation more intuitive.

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LOG CoP Updates Underway
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​This DAU Logsitics Community of Practice (LOG CoP) is currently under construction, with numerous udpates, enhancments, and improvements currently underway. Bear with us as we make this excellent life cycle logsitics and product support manager resource even better! 

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HI RES of the Logistics Elements
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​Where can I get a Hi Res file of the Logistics Elements so I can make a poster of it

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Chart: Logistics Requirements During Acquisition Phases
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​Hello All,

A brief question. In the early or so 2000s, there was a wall chart like the current acquisition wall chart with multiple functional area swim lanes. Back when (aging myself) there was a similar chart with only logistics requirements and their relationship to each other, including predecessors and successors, and aligned with the acquisition phases they occurred in. I have lost my historical file copy and would greatly appreciate if anyone remembers it and could provide me a digital copy if possible. If you have one to spare, I would take a hard copy too.

Thanx much in advance.

Ron

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Content Author… April 20, 2023 - 04:12am

Looks like the wall chart with only and most product support products and tasks connected serially in relation to each other and the MS.

Content Author… April 20, 2023 - 04:07am

Thank you for response. If you took the Implementation Roadmap and sequenced each signifcant item in a simplified line diagram superimposed ove the program ms then that would be it. You could see what comes in sequence related to it predecessor and successor without a complicated waterfall chart/diagram. It was a great chart to see the process flow of key logistics significant tasks and products. It was great for someone who has never seen the big picture and to actually set up a waterfall chart with predecessor/successor and entrance/exit criteria.

Operational Availability Handbook
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​RE: OPNAVINST 3000.12B & Operational Availability Handbook

Greetings All -

Updated Ao instruction for DoN. The specifics moved into Operational Availability Handbook. Cant find this handbook on either RDAIS or anywhere on https://www.secnav.navy.mil.

Does anyone have--  or can point me in right direction? 

Many thanks.


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Content Author… May 2, 2023 - 01:45pm

Hi Brian, the link within the instruction does not take you directly to the handbook. Recommend you go to the following site https://rdais.navy.mil/document-repository . You will see a "filter by text" field where you should be able to type in "operational availability" which will bring up the document you are looking for to download. 

Content Author… October 6, 2022 - 05:38pm

​Bill - Likewise. I see you still are carrying the logistics torch! I have the instruction - I fixed my fat fingers. 

I'm actually looking for the DoN Ao handbook that is referenced within. The link posted in the instruction to the handbook is a dead end. 

Content Author… October 6, 2022 - 03:55pm

Brian, good to hear from you again. The issue may be the fact the desigation you were looking for is OPNAV INSTRUCTION 3000.12B rather that OPNAV INSTRUCTION 13000.12B. Try this link: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/doni/Directives/03000%20Naval%20Operations%20and%20Readiness/03-00%20General%20Operations%20and%20Readiness%20Support/3000.12B.pdf to see if that's the document you are looking for.

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2019 DoD PSM Workshop Presentation Materials Available!
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Presentation materials from the 2019 DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop held from May 14-16, 2019 at the Smart Center at Joint Base Andrews MD are available on the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support website.

In addition, save the dates for the 2020 DoD PSM Workshop, which is tentatively scheduled for April 14-16, 2020. The location will again be the Smart Center at JB Andrews. 


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Have you visited the New Life Cycle Logistics Functional Gateway?
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​Have you visited the Life Cycle Logistics Functional Gateway on the DAU website yet? If not, encourage you to take a few minutes to explore this new site. As the name suggests, the gateway site provides a single entry point for workforce members seeking logistics, product support and sustainment-related information, resources, references, and tools. Working from top-to-bottom, the "LOG Gateway" site affords users with easy access to:

  • Top-Level Menu, DAU Operational Status and Quick Search
    • DAU Regional Locations & Colleges
    • Training and On-line Resources
    • Extensive Logistics Resources
    • Product Support References & Tools
    • Product Support Policy & Guidance
    • Enhanced Search Functionality
  • Rotator Announcements
    • Late-breaking, time-sensitive and/or important community announcements
  • Logistics Quick Links
    • Training & Continuous Learning Modules
    • Communities of Practice
    • Job Support Tools
    • ACQuipedia Articles
    • Certification Standards
    • Logistics Videos
    • DoD Product Support Guideance Suite 
  • Contact & Organizational Information & Feedback

Encourage you to visit, explore and bookmark this powerful new life cycle logistics workforce enabler

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Integrated Suite of Key Product Support Guidebooks
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Life Cycle Logistician

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Life cycle logisticians are responsible to the program manager and product support manager to develop and manage effective and affordable product support solutions to meet the Warfighter's readiness and capability requirements. They plan, develop, and execute product support strategies spanning the product life cycle, pursuing two primary objectives: (1) ensuring systems are designed, maintained, and modified to reduce the demand for logistics; and (2) ensuring effective, efficient, and affordable product support. They achieve these objectives by optimizing system supportability, suitability, reliability, availability, maintainability, affordability, and mission capability. Life cycle logisticians leverage the 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements to influence system design, deliver effective and timely product support capabilities, and achieve best-value product support solutions.

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Product Support Manager PSM

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Section 805 of the FY10 NDAA (P.L. 111-84), entitled "Life-cycle management and product support," among other things, stated that "the Secretary of Defense shall require that each major weapon system be supported by a product support manager" (PSM)."  Public Law 112-239, Section 823 of the FY13 NDAA entitled "Codification and Amendment Relating to Life-Cycle Management and Product Support Requirements", subsequently amended Chapter 137 of Title 10, United States Code (as amended by section 331), officially codifying the "Life-Cycle Management and Product Support Requirements" for DoD Product Support Manager's in 10 U.S.C. § 2337 and superseding Sec 805 of P.L. 111-84. Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 10-015 "Requirements for Life Cycle Management and Product Support" provided detailed DoD implementation policy related to PSM roles, responsibilities, qualifications, and position requirements. 

In addition 10 U.S.C. § 1706 Government Performance of Certain Acquisition Functions states "It shall be the goal of the Department of Defense and each of the military departments to ensure that, for each major defense acquisition program and each major automated information system program, each of the following positions is performed by a properly qualified member of the armed forces or full-time employee of the Department of Defense (to include)...(7) Program lead product support manager."  In early-2022, 10 U.S.C. § 2337 was renumbered and re-designated as 10 U.S.C. § 4324 Life-Cycle Management and Product Support. Key DoD implementing policy includes Paragraph 2.9.b.(2) of DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, Paragraph 4.1.e.(2) of DoD Instruction 5000.66 Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development Program, and Paragraph 2.6.a. of DoD Instruction 5000.80 Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) . Note: DoD Instruction 5000.91 contains more than 125 specific references to the Product Support Manager. Supporting DoD guidance is also available in the updated May 2022 DoD Product Support Manager Guidebook. For additional information on DoD and Service PSM-related statutory, policy, guidance, tools, training, recognition, and workshops, see also the links below:


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Life Cycle Logistics Professional Reading List

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We are periodically asked whether we offer the workforce a "professional reading list" of books that product support managers (PSM) and other life cycle logistics professionals might want to consider reading or having as important references on their bookshelf. The answer is yes!

Intended to assist logistics professionals and product support managers interested in broadening their professional knowledge and expertise, this professional reading list, which was updated in November 2022, is organized into six top-level categories consisting of:

  • Logistics Engineering & Designing for Supportability
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Continuous Product & Process Improvement
  • Organizational Excellence, Customer Focus & Strategic Transformation
  • Leadership and Management

Including this updated "Life Cycle Logistics Professional Reading List", the DAU professional reading program offers the defense acquisition workforce three professional reading lists, which include:

These resources and references are intended to support the professional development of the defense acquisition workforce and to augment the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Cops professional reading programs as well:

For both our civilian and military acquisition professionals, as well as our life cycle logistics leaders, future leaders, and those who aspire to become leaders, encourage you to “hit the books”! As former President Harry S. Truman once famously said, "readers of good books, particularly books of biography and history, are preparing themselves for leadership. Not all readers become leaders. But all leaders must be readers."


Disclaimer: All books listed here are provided for informational purposes to enhance the professional development of the defense acquisition workforce, and their inclusion here should not in any way be considered as endorsement by the Defense Acquisition University or the Department of Defense. This list should NOT under any circumstances be considered as being complete or all-encompassing and is in no-wise meant to endorse the views or works of any particular book, author, organization, or publication. Users are encouraged to conduct their own verification of the information prior to its use. Reliance on or use of the information provided here is solely at the user's own risk. It is also a work in progress, so if community members have suggested additions or recommended changes to this list, please let us know by selecting the white "Feedback" tab at the bottom of this screen.


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LCL Professional Organizations

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This multi-disciplinary list of professional organizations and trade associations is provided as a public service for the defense acquisition workforce; inclusion of non-DoD organizations, associations, and institutions does not constitute an endorsement by either the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or the Department of Defense (DoD), nor should this list be considered all-inclusive. For additional information, see also “Relations with Non-Federal Entities”.


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LCL Educational Opportunities

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The links below are provided as a public service for the defense acquisition workforce; inclusion of non-DoD organizations and institutions does not constitute an endorsement by either the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or the Department of Defense (DoD), nor should this list be considered all-inclusive.

In addition, DAU has established strategic partnerships with nearly 100 colleges and universities, including many of the institutions listed here. These partnership arrangements allow DoD defense acquisition workforce members to transfer DAU course work toward college and university degrees and certificates. While each partnership is unique, the objective of this partnership program is to provide opportunities to maximize academic accomplishments by receiving credit for DAU courses toward an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program offered by a strategic partner. To help find a program that suits your needs, DAU maintains an online interactive DAU Strategic Partnership page. Here you can search for specific partnership programs.

Clicking on the name of a university listed at this DAU Strategic Partnership site will take you to either the university's webpage where you can view the degrees and certificates offered, or (if the university is part of what had previously been a University Alliance® agreement with DAU) to the BISK University Alliance website to view certificates, baccalaureate degrees or graduate degrees available, including institutions that offer supply chain management, distribution, strategic sourcing, or logistics programs.




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The Military Department DACMs and DATM and the 4th Estate DACM (in the case of the 4th Estate Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities) serve as the principal advisors to their respective agencies on all matters pertaining to AWF education, training, experience, certification, and career development. Detailed information about DACM/DATM and HCI responsibilities is contained in DoD Instruction 5000.66.


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Regional Sustainment Framework (RSF) Fact Sheet and Tri-fold
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The Regional Sustainment Framework (RSF) is a blueprint aimed at empowering a globally connected, distributed, and resilient Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) ecosystem from which a comprehensive Regional Sustainment Strategy (RSS) will originate. The RSF is intended to bring existing and potential weapon system MRO capability and capacity closer to the forward point of need, and to augment traditional strategies improving readiness in a contested logistics environment.

The RSF will determine and communicate a broad methodology for minimizing downtime for both routine and combat-related repairs, thereby expediting the return of ready military systems to the warfighter. This focus enhances operational readiness and effectiveness, particularly in contested environments.

SD-18 - Defense Standardization Program Guide for Part Requirements and Application and SD-19 - Parts Management Guide
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Use of the SD-18 "Parts Requirements and Application Guide", and the associated SD-18 database hosted at the NAVSEA web site, during the design selection process of commercial parts will help ensure the selection of the right commercial parts in terms of the right quality, reliability and cost which will improve overall performance and mission success at reduced cost.   SD-18 "Parts Requirements and Application Guide" provides guidance when using military and commercial parts in military environments. It provides part acquisition guidelines for Program Managers, System Program Offices, and Original Equipment Manufacturers. SD-18 provides guidance on how the Department of Defense and its contractors can cooperatively select devices that will result in the lowest cost of ownership for the DoD. This was prompted by the many changes during acquisition reform in the 1990s. The use of commercial parts and documents has increased in today's military system applications. Because the parts are not as fully characterized as the traditional military parts have been in the past, the design implications of using these parts are not well understood. Commercial parts, often have advantages in cost, size, weight, performance and availability, have attracted widespread attention for government and military applications. It is critical that we do not jeopardize performance of our weapons systems when selecting commercial parts. This guide can help in the selection of these devices. This document is sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office. Several years ago SD-18 evolved from a now canceled NAVSEA "Parts Requirements and Application Manual" TE000-AB-GTP-010 document. SD-18 is a web based only document as part of the paperless document approach.  The SD-19 Parts Management Guide - In today's acquisition environment-characterized by rapidly changing designs, increased risk for Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems and equipment acquisition contracts due to an increase in the use of commercial part types, offshore manufacture of parts, and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)-the need for contractors to have an effective Parts Management Program (PMP) is greater than ever before. The PMP is an integral part of the acquisition process for design, development, modification, and support of weapon systems and equipment. 

SD-19 Parts Management Guide
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SCRM Framework Report Phase I - Publicly Releasable
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This report, signed by HON Christopher J. Lowman, ASD(Sustainment), summarizes the results of Phase I of the DoD Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) framework development. It includes a first-ever coordinated DoD SCRM Taxonomy that enables the DoD's cross-functional supply chain risk enterprise to speak in common terms when identifying, assessing, and mitigating supply chain risks. The taxonomy includes 12 risk categories and 126 sub-risk categories. The report also includes definitions for Supply Chain Resilience, Supply Chain Risk Management, and Supply Chain Security.

Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft - 14 CFR Requirements
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Identifies 14 CFR Part 91 and 121 requirements for Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft.

Digital Product Support Artifacts
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Digital Product Support Artifacts

Implementation of Title 10, United States Code, Section 2443 – Sustainment Factors in Weapon System Design
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The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD A&S) issued a new policy memorandum dated 31 Jan 19 entitled “Implementation of Title 10, United States Code, Section 2443 – Sustainment Factors in Weapon System Design”. According to the memo, “Section 834 of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2018, (Public Law 115-91) as enacted in Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2443, directs the Secretary of Defense to ensure that the defense acquisition system gives ample emphasis to sustainment factors, particularly those factors that are affected principally by the design of a weapon system, in the development of a weapon system…This policy implements the statutory direction and is intended to ensure that sustainment factors are addressed in weapon systems design specifications, contracts, and source selection criteria.”

Acting ASD L and MR Policy Memo Life Cycle Sustainment Plan LCSP Electronic Coordination Tool ECT , DTD 6 Apr 17
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On April 6, 2017, the Acting ASD(L&MR) issued a policy memorandum entitled "Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Electronic Coordination Tool (ECT)". In it, she stated "in an effort to further reduce document review cycle time and effort, the staffing and approval process of Life Cycle Sustainment Plans (LCSPs) is transitioning to the Electronic Coordination Tool (ECT)." The memo goes on to state "...beginning immediately, all ACAT ID LCSPs requiring ASD(L&MR) approval will be staffed using the ECT system. LCSPs will no longer be staffed using e-mail routing or the CATMs system. The ECT process for LCSPs is similar to that used for review of Acquisition Strategy (AS) and Acquisition Program Baseline (APB) documents. The primary differences between the LCSP and the AS/ADM reviews are that the LCSP final approval is by ASD(L&MR) for ACAT ID programs and the process Is managed by DASD(MR) vice the Director, ARA. The standard LCSP workflow process is attached" to the memo. .

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