NAVY - SECNAV 5400.15C
(ASN(RD&A)) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, ASSOCIATED LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT, AND LOGISTICS RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITY
|Publication Date:||13 September 2007|
Applicability and Scope.
The responsibilities assigned by this instruction apply to research and development, acquisition, associated life-cycle management, and logistics within the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, and are supportive of the responsibilities and authorities assigned to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) in references (a) and (b) and to the ASN (RD&A) in reference (c). Inherent in these responsibilities is the requirement to exercise good judgment, provide close supervision, conduct appropriate independent assessment, and the responsibility to notify DON leadership of situations requiring their immediate attention.
To document and describe the duties and responsibilities of, and relationships among the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition) (ASN (RD&A)) and the Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and Direct Reporting Program Managers (DRPMs), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), and the Commanders of the Systems Commands (SYSCOMs) for research and development, acquisition and associated life-cycle management and logistics responsibilities. This guidance also emphasizes the necessity for careful management and close oversight by these DON leaders to properly account for resources and to deliver quality products. This instruction has been widely revised and should be read in its entirety.