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Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Guidebook

Updated 5/31/2022

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The Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Guidebook is a Defense Acquisition University learning asset intended to augment product support policy outlined in DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF). This IPS Element Guidebook also augments Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook in describing each of the 12 IPS Elements. The information in this guidebook is supported by separate ACQuipedia articles for each of the individual IPS Elements along with an IPS Element Overview article:

 This guidebook is intended to: 

 What's new in the March 2021 Update:

  • Following a major revision in Jul 2019, this update primarily focused on a fact-of-life changes related to the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF), the OUSD (A&S) and OUSD(R&E) organizations, and other content updates. 
  • Alignment to the DoD Product Support Manager's (PSM) Guidebook Appendix A outline.
  • Reflect the transition from the former Computer Resources IPS Element to the IT Systems Continuous Support Element

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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