The Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Outline provides a framework to think systematically and critically through the set of planning factors that must be integrated and communicated across the enterprise to achieve required sustainment outcomes. In addition to the Outline, programs should also consult
DoD Instruction 5000.91
and their respective Service or agency guidance. The LCSP Outline is not intended to be a one-size-fits all template to simply copy and paste information into. As directed by
(para 4.1b(1)), programs should tailor the LCSP to meet their needs. 10 USC 4324
and DoDI 5000.91
define LCSP requirements for covered and non-covered systems.
DoD issued this LCSP Outline Version 3.0 in October 2022, replacing the January 2017 Version 2.0 in January 2017 that had superseded the original September 2011 version.