Primary Function Definitions
Development includes the
activities required to evolve the system from customer needs to product or
Manufacturing/Production/Construction includes the
fabrication of engineering test models and "brass boards," low rate initial
production, full-rate production of systems and end items, or the construction
of large or unique systems or sub-systems.
Deployment (Fielding) includes the activities
necessary to initially deliver, transport, receive, process, assemble, install,
checkout, train, operate, house, store, or field the system to achieve full
Operation is the user function and includes activities
necessary to satisfy defined operational objectives and tasks in peacetime and
Support includes the activities necessary to provide
operations support, maintenance, logistics, and material management.
Disposal includes the activities necessary to ensure that the
disposal of decommissioned, destroyed, or irreparable system components meets
all applicable regulations and directives.
Training includes the activities necessary to achieve and
maintain the knowledge and skill levels necessary to efficiently and effectively
perform operations and support functions.
Verification includes the activities necessary to evaluate
progress and effectiveness of evolving system products and processes, and to
measure specification compliance.