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Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Outline

Updated 2/9/2022

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Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Outline
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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 DoDI 5000.91 and DoDI 5000.02 (para 4.1b(1)), programs should tailor the LCSP to meet their needs.  10 USC 2337 and DoDI 5000.91 define LCSP requirements for covered and non-covered systems.

DoD issued this LCSP Outline Version 2.0 in January 2017 as an update to the original September 2011 version.  The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support (DASD(PS)) intends to publish an updated version to reflect changes in statute, policy, and fact of life changes.  When published, the new version will be posted to this site. 

DAU resources to assist Product Support Managers and life cycle logisticians in developing and updating LCSPs include LOG 0050, Developing a Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) online training course and an LCSP ACQuipedia Article.

This document is part of the 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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