USCG - COMDTINST 5230.66A
COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (C4&IT) SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE (SDLC) POLICY
|Publication Date:||11 December 2009|
PURPOSE. To better enable C4&IT capability in support of the Coast Guard's missions and business functions, this directive re-issues the authority, roles, and responsibilities governing the Coast Guard's System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4&IT) systems as described in reference (a). Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Directive (AD) 102-01 (series) issues consolidated DHSwide acquisition management policy. DHS AD 102-01 applies to all acquisitions. Major System Acquisition Manual (MSAM), COMDTINST M5000.10 (series) provides DHS AD 102-01 implementation guidance for USCG major acquisitions. All C4&IT major acquisitions should follow MSAM. Non-Major Acquisition Process (NMAP), COMDTINST 5000.11 (series) provides DHS AD 102-01 implementation guidance for USCG non-major acquisitions, excluding C4&IT.
NMAP directs non-major C4&IT acquisitions to follow the SDLC. All USCG C4&IT acquisitions not following MSAM, should follow the SDLC. This policy describes SDLC authorities, roles, and responsibilities and provides high-level guidance for ensuring compliance with references (b) through (i). This policy establishes the authority and responsibility for Commandant (CG-6) to publish the SDLC Practice. The SDLC Practice provides more detailed guidance describing the actions necessary, including event sequences, to ensure compliance with enterprise C4&IT policy requirements described in references (b) through (i).