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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 in response to the 2009 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Product Support Assessment (WSARA-PSA) report.  The guidebook provides Program Managers (PMs) and Product Support Managers (PSMs) guidance for planning and executing a Product Support BCA, which is a structured methodology and document that aids decision making by identifying and comparing alternatives by examining the mission and business impacts (both financial and non-financial), risks, and sensitivities. 

The guidebook was revised in Mar 2014. OSD is in the process of updating the guidebook with an estimated publishing date of June 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.

NOTE REGARDING THE VIDEO: Since the original video was produced, there have been several changes to statute, policy, and guidance. 10 USC 2337 was renumbered 10 USC 4324. The product support policy contained in DoDI 5000.02 Enclosure 6 now resides in DoDI 5000.91. The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) was rescinded and its contents incorporated into other guidebooks; product support content was incorporated into the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook. Lastly, to access the Integrated Product Support Guidebook Suite, use the link above (not the link in the video).


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