This Manual is issued under the authority of DoD Directive provides 4245.7M, "Transition from Development to Production," January 19, 1984. It provides assistance in structuring technically sound programs, assessing their risk, and identifying areas needing corrective action.
This Manual applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the
Military Departments, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the
Defense Agencies. The Term "DoD Components," as used herein, refers to the
Military Departments and the Defense Agencies.
This Manual is effective immediately and is authorized for use by all DoD
Components. The guidance contained in this document shall be used in and
tailored to individual acquisition programs. Heads of DoD Components may issue
supplementary instructions, when necessary, to provide the unique requirements
within their respective Components. The Commandant, Defense Systems Management
College, shall review the guidance set forth in this Manual and incorporate
the material in College curricula.
Send recommended changes to the Manual through channels to:
Director, Major Systems-Acquisition
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics
Room 2A330, The Pentagon
DoD Components may obtain copies of this Manual through their own publications channels. Other Federal agencies and the public may obtain copies from the Department of Defense, Technical Information Center, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22304, and from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
Assistant Secretary of Defense