NAVY - OPNAV 5215.17A
(DNS-15) NAVY DIRECTIVES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||26 May 2016|
Purpose. To issue policies, responsibilities, and standards for the administration of the Navy Directives Management Program, per reference (a). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety. The changes in subparagraphs 1a through 1i have been implemented.
a. Changed the authorized font for Navy directives.
b. Added policy for what delineates an unauthorized directive.
c. Revised the criteria for what constitutes a Navy directive.
d. Re-incorporated a required annual review of all current Navy instructions.
e. Revised the allowable age of a Navy instruction and incorporated an automatic cancellation of instructions.
f. Re-instituted extension requests.
g. Changed the "Distribution" block to a required "Releasability and distribution" bloc
h. Added a requirement of official written appointments of Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) directives screening control points (DSCP) and echelon 2 command directives control points (directives managers).
i. Reference (b) has been made available to provide more detail of Navy directives standards, practices, format, directives processes, and definitions, and to furnish additional directives resources