This guide is applicable for use by all DoD procuring activities
and their respective contractors involved in the design, procurement, and
upgrades of DoD systems. The detailed CPCP and the process/finish
specification apply to all elements of DoD systems, including spare parts.
This guidance, when used in conjunction with supportability, reliability,
maintainability, structural integrity programs and applicable specific
technical guidance will result in reliable DoD systems having a good balance
between acquisition costs and life cycle