a. The SAE of
each Military Department shall be the Senior Official for acquisitions of
services for their Military Department.
USD(AT&L) shall be the Senior Official for acquisitions of services for
the DoD Components outside the Military Departments. The USD(AT&L) may
delegate decision authority to Commanders and Directors of the DoD
Officials shall be responsible for the acquisitions of services within their
respective organizations. They shall establish life-cycle management
structures to ensure effective implementation of the policies in this
Officials may designate Decision Authorities to review and approve
acquisitions of services.
with the Departmentís strategic sourcing objective, Senior Officials shall
collaborate with other Senior Officials, determine key categories of services
for the Department, and dedicate full-time commodity managers to coordinate
procurement of these services. Senior Officials shall conduct periodic spend
USD(AT&L) shall conduct an annual review of the Departmentís policy for
the acquisition of services, and assess the Departmentís progress in achieving
its purpose. Senior Officials, and DoD Component Decision Authorities
reporting to the USD(AT&L), shall conduct similar reviews of acquisitions
within their authority.