5. NOTES SECTION
5.1 Intended Use. 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 WBSs.
5.2 Supersession Data. This handbook supersedes
MIL-HDBK-881A dated 2 January 1998
5.3 Subject Term (key word) listing.
Contract Funds Status Report
Contractor Cost Data
Contractor Performance Report
Earned Value Management
Integrated Master Plan
Life Cycle Cost
Planning, Programming and Budgeting Execution (PPBE)
Request for Proposal
Surface Vehicle Systems
System of Systems (SoS)
Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems
5.4 Changes from Previous Issue. Marginal notations are
not used in this revision to identify changes with respect to the previous
issue due to the extent of the changes.