MDAs shall establish mandatory procedures for assigned programs.
These procedures shall not exceed the requirements for MDAPs and MAIS
acquisition programs established in this Instruction or in reference (c). The
Heads of the DoD Components shall keep the issuance of any directives,
instructions, policy memorandums, or regulations necessary to implement the
mandatory procedures contained in this Instruction and reference (c) to a
minimum. Waivers or requests for exceptions to the provisions of this
Instruction shall be submitted to the USD(AT&L), ASD(C3I), or DOT&E, as
appropriate via the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE). Statutory
requirements cannot be waived unless the statute specifically provides for
waiver of the stated requirements.