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Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA) Guidebook

Last Updated : 03/01/2014

The DoD Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA) Guidebook was published by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness (L&MR) in April 2011 and subsequently updated in March 2014. The BCA Guidebook was published in response to the 2009 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Product Support Assessment (WSARA-PSA) report to clarify and codify policies and procedures pertaining to the use of analytical tools, including BCAs, in the life cycle product support decision making process.

The BCA Guidebook provides Program Managers (PMs) and Product Support Managers (PSMs) a standardized process and methodology for writing, aiding in decision making, and providing analytical decision support for a Product support BCA.

NOTE: OSD is in the process of updating this guidebook. The estimated publishing date is March 2024.


This document is part of an Integrated Product Support Guidebook Suite and serves as an important resource for defense acquisition workforce members to use in crafting and successfully executing life cycle product support and sustainment strategies.


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