DODI 5000.02 Operation of the Defense Acquisition System

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 is the policy that directs the Defense Acquisition System. AiDA provides the acquisition community with a digitized and interactive version of DODI 5000 to facilitate easier and faster navigation of this policy.

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1. PURPOSE

This instruction: a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DODD) 5000.01 (Reference (a)) and DODD 5134.01 (Reference (cm)), reissues the interim DoD Instruction 5000.02 (Reference b) to update established policy for the management of all acquisition programs in accordance with Reference (a), the guidelines of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11 (Reference (c)), and References (d) through (cw).

b. Authorizes Milestone Decision Authorities (MDAs) to tailor the regulatory requirements and acquisition procedures in this instruction to more efficiently achieve program objectives, consistent with statutory requirements and Reference (a).

c. Assigns, reinforces, and prescribes procedures for acquisition responsibilities related to cybersecurity in the Defense Acquisition System.

d. Incorporates and cancels Directive-type Memorandum 17-001 (Reference (cl)).

2. APPLICABILITY

This instruction applies to 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 instruction as the “DoD Components The Office of the Secretary of Defense; the military departments; the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff; the combatant commands; the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD; the defense agencies; DoD field activities; and all other organization entities within the DoD. ”).

3. POLICY

The overarching management principles and mandatory policies that govern the Defense Acquisition SystemThe Defense Acquisition System is an event-based process where acquisition programs proceed through a series of milestone reviews and other decision points that may authorize entry into a significant new program phase. Details of the reviews, decision points, and program phases are found in Enclosure 2 of DoD Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System. are described in Reference (a). This instruction provides the detailed procedures that guide the operation of the system.

4. RESPONSIBILITIES

a. Defense Acquisition Executive (DAE). The DAE The individual responsible for supervising the Defense Acquisition System. The DAE takes precedence on all acquisition matters after the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense. is the Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)). The DAE will act as the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) An acquisition program that is designated by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) as an MDAP; or is estimated to require an eventual total expenditure for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), including all planned increments, of more than $480 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 constant dollars or, for procurement, including all planned increments, of more than $2.79 billion in FY 2014 constant dollars. GAO-16-329SP, Assessment of Selected Weapon Programs, Mar 2016 FY17 Program Acquisition Cost By Weapon System, Feb 2016 and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs. In accordance with Table 1 in Enclosure 1 of this instruction, the DAE may delegate authority to act as the MDA to the head of a DoD Component, who may further delegate the authority to the Component Acquisition Executive Secretaries of the military departments or heads of agencies with the power of redelegation. In the military departments, the officials delegated as CAEs (also called SAEs are respectively, the ASA(AL&T); the ASN(RD&A); and the ASAF(A)). The CAEs are responsible for all acquisition functions within their components. This includes both the SAEs for the military departments and acquisition executives in other DoD components, such as SOCOM and DLA, which also have acquisition management responsibilities.The DAE may also delegate Milestone Decision Authority to another OSD official as the DAE considers appropriate.

b. MDA. The MDA will establish procedures for assigned programs using this instruction as guidance. MDAs should limit mandatory procedures applicable to all assigned programs so as to not exceed the requirements for MDAPs An acquisition program that is designated by the USD(AT&L) as an MDAP; or is estimated to require an eventual total expenditure for RDT&E including all planned increments, of more than $480 million in FY 2014 constant dollars or, for procurement, including all planned increments, of more than $2.79 billion in FY 2014 constant dollars. or MAIS programs and other acquisition programs governed by this instruction or DoD Directive 5000.01 (Reference (a)). MDA should tailor regulatory procedures in the document consistent with sound business practice and the risks associated with the product being acquired.

c. Heads of the DoD Components. The DoD Component Head will implement the procedures in this instruction and Reference (a). Component-required procedures will not exceed those specified in this instruction. When necessary, waivers or requests for exceptions to the provisions of this instruction will be submitted to the DAE The individual responsible for supervising the Defense Acquisition System. The DAE takes precedence on all acquisition matters after the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and the Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF). , the DoD Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), or the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DCAPE), via the Component Acquisition Executive Secretaries of the military departments or heads of agencies with the power of redelegation. In the military departments, the officials delegated as CAEs (also called SAEs are respectively, the ASA(AL&T); the ASN(RD&A); and the ASAF(A)). The CAEs are responsible for all acquisition functions within their components. This includes both the SAEs for the military departments and acquisition executives in other DoD components, such as SOCOM and DLA, which also have acquisition management responsibilities.. Statutory requirements cannot be waived unless the statute permits.

d. Secretaries of the Military Departments. In addition to the responsibilities described in paragraph 4.c., the Secretary of the Military Department acquiring an MDAP will represent the customer (i.e., the DoD Component(s) fielding the system). The Secretary concerned, in coordination with the Chief of the Military Service fielding the system, will balance resources against priorities and ensure appropriate trade-offs are made among cost, schedule, technical feasibility, and performance throughout the life of the program.

e. Chiefs of the Military Services. The Chiefs of the Military Services fielding MDAPs will represent the customer and, with the Secretary of the Military Department acquiring the MDAP, balance resources against priorities and ensure that appropriate trade-offs are made among cost, schedule, technical feasibility, and performance throughout the life of the program. The Chief concerned will advise the MDA on trade-offs before Milestones A and B. As part of the MDA’s Written Determination before Milestone A and Certification and Determination before Milestone B (these milestone information requirements are detailed in Table 2 in Enclosure 1), the MDA must determine that the Chief and the Secretary concur with the cost, schedule, technical feasibility, and performance trade-offs that have been made.