1.3 Intended Use of Handbook. This handbook is directed
primarily at preparing a WBS for a defense system program. This includes all
materiel items or major modifications established as an integral program
element of the Future Years Defense Program or otherwise designated by the DoD
component or the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L).
The guidance is appropriate for use with any WBS developed for all
acquisition phases— Concept Refinement, Technology Development, System
Development and Demonstration, and Production and Deployment.
This handbook clearly delineates the overlapping responsibilities of DoD
program managers and contractors relative to the execution of