DODI 5000.75 General Issuance Information

1.1 Applicability

This issuance applies to:

a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the “DoD Components”).

b. All DoD business capabilities and their supporting  business system Information systems that are operated by, for, or on behalf of the DoD, including: financial systems, financial data feeder systems, contracting systems, logistics systems, planning and budgeting systems, installations management systems, human resources management systems, and training and readiness systems. A business system does not include a national security system or an information system used exclusively by and within the defense commissary system or the exchange system or other instrumentality of the DoD conducted for the morale, welfare, and recreation of members of the armed forces using non-appropriated funds., including software-as-a-service, with the exception that only Appendix 4C of this issuance applies to business systems that are MDAPs.

c. Information systems for business productivity and information technology (IT) infrastructure.

1.2 Policy

a. DoD acquisition of  business system Information systems that are operated by, for, or on behalf of the DoD, including: financial systems, financial data feeder systems, contracting systems, logistics systems, planning and budgeting systems, installations management systems, human resources management systems, and training and readiness systems. A business system does not include a national security system or an information system used exclusively by and within the defense commissary system or the exchange system or other instrumentality of the DoD conducted for the morale, welfare, and recreation of members of the armed forces using non-appropriated funds. will be aligned to commercial best practices and will minimize the need for customization of commercial products to the maximum extent possible. Thorough industry analysis and market research of both process and IT are expected.

b. Business systems acquisition will facilitate business changes through doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy to drive performance improvements, efficiencies and effectiveness.

c. Business systems acquisition is the joint responsibility of the functional and the acquisition communities. Both communities are accountable for the successful delivery of  business capability A business capability is the core ability the organization needs to deliver requisite products and services and provide value., from business process design through business system deployment and operations. Functional and acquisition leadership emphasis on  change management The process of proactively preparing the user community for changes that will occur to an organization (because of the implementation of a business system, for purposes of this issuance). is essential for success, and all leaders must drive toward commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) solutions, to the extent practicable.

d. The authority to proceed (ATP) decision points of the BCAC portrayed in Figure 1 will be tailored as necessary to contribute to successful delivery of business capabilities.

e. Decision authorities in Table 3 of Section 4 of this issuance will tailor the application of regulatory requirements and procedures to best achieve capability outcomes, consistent with established statutory requirements applicable to ATPs which are “milestone-like events”. In addition, decision authorities will prevent tailored procedures from including separate reviews and approvals by other organizations when confirmation through direct collaboration is sufficient.

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