THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION SYSTEM
|Publication Date:||12 May 2003|
PURPOSE. This Directive:
Reissues reference (a) and authorizes publication of reference (b).
Along with reference (b), provides management principles and mandatory policies and procedures for managing all acquisition programs.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter collectively referred to as "the DoD Components").
The policies in this Directive apply to all acquisition programs.