This revision to Missile Document (MD) 57104 is
intended to clarify and update Quality and Reliability requirements for
STANDARD Missile acquisition and procurements, introduce Systems Engineering
and associated technical disciplines into the overall program requirements
framework, and emphasize methods, processes and metrics; resulting in a
restructured format of the MD to a more readily useable document.
The MD is now separated into the following general format:
- Systems Engineering
- Quality Provisions
- Reliability Provisions
Within each of these categories, requirements specific to respective phases
of the acquisition process are provided.
Due to the critical importance of Subcontractor/Supplier control to
STANDARD Missile procurements with respect to Key/Critical Item procurements,
a requirements flowdown matrix will be required of the Contractor which
documents the diverse supplier control quality and reliability provisions for
these Key/Critical items. The structure of this matrix is expected to allow
for tailoring of requirements to support specific programs and contracts.
The objective of the MD is to define the requirements and methods that
typify an integrated and structured approach to missile acquisitions for
development, production and life cycle support, including depot level
activity. DoD Acquisition Reform Initiatives are instituted by this document,
particularly those elements of DoD Directive 5000.1, DoD Regulation 5000.2-R,
and DoD Directive 5000.4 which specifically address Risk Management program
activities as essential requirements within the overall acquisition process.
Risk Management is essential to acquisition program success. In the current
Acquisition Reform environment, Risk Management represents the principal
methodology for providing program management with the necessary information
and insight to make informed decisions. The Contractor's acquisition approach
is expected to be capable of producing robust designs, hardware, and data. The
approach is also expected to be capable of detecting deficiencies in design,
hardware, and data and implementing corrective action in a timely manner. The
Contractor is expected to implement an aggressive risk management program that
addresses technical issues, process variance, reliability, schedule, and cost.
The risk management program is expected to identify, control and mitigate risk
during all phases of contract performance.
This MD is intended to serve as a means to communicate expectations and
process needs, and concentrates on requiring the Contractor to have
disciplined processes in place for STANDARD Missile