DSMC POC: Larry Heller; (703) 805-4657
The Defense Acquisition Management Framework Chart is a training aid for Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) courses and is designed to serve as a pictorial road map of functional activities throughout the Defense Systems Acquisition Life Cycle. This chart is based on the policies in Department of Defense (DoD) 5000 Series documents. These consist of:
- DoD Directive (DoDD) 5000.1, The Defense Acquisition System;
- DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.2, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System; and
- Interim Regulation DoD 5000.2-R, Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Acquisition Programs.
The final DoD 5000.2-R is expected to be released in the Spring of 2001. The Defense Acquisition Deskbook describes discretionary information and best practices for implementing defense acquisition. This chart is not a substitute for these references.
This chart provides the basic information needed to help understand the Defense Acquisition Life Cycle Process. For additional information, please use the reference materials indicated above or contact the department point of contact (POC) associated with each section of the chart. Department POCs can further explain their respective sections on the chart.
There is no single, approved taxonomy of the functional disciplines and sub-disciplines that, taken together, constitute defense systems acquisition. Acquisition career fields have been established under the auspices of DoD 5000.52-M; Career Development Program for Acquisition Personnel, for both military and civilian members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce.