C1.1.1. In accordance with DoD Directive 5200.1 (reference (f)), and DoD Instruction 5000.2
(reference (g)), and DoD 5400.7-R reference (h)), this Manual prescribes
standards, criteria, and methodology for the identification and protection
of DoD Essential Program Information, Technologies, and/or Systems (EPITS)
within DoD acquisition programs. Any additional guidance issued by the DoD
Components to implement the requirements contained in this Manual shall be
furnished to the DASD(I) within 6 months of the date of this Manual or
following the issuance of additional guidance.
C1.1.2. The standards and criteria in this Manual are intended to protect
against loss and unauthorized disclosure of EPITS throughout the acquisition
process at all involved locations or facilities. They will also
identify and reduce projected operational system susceptibility to damage,
compromise, or destruction.
C1.1.3. The ultimate goal is to selectively and effectively apply
security countermeasures to protect the EPITS and reduce costs by applying