NAVY - SECNAV M-5000.2
Department of the Navy - Acquisition and Capabilities Guidebook
|Publication Date:||1 May 2012|
This Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition and Capabilities
Guidebook can be accessed through the following websites: the
Department of the Navy Issuances Web site
This Guidebook is structured after the chapter/paragraph numbering sequence of SECNAVINST 5000.2E. Major paragraph titles or headings from SECNAVINST 5000.2E are cited in this Guidebook for continuity and even for cases where no additional discretionary guidance is provided. The chapters in this Guidebook include paragraphs for discretionary guidance other than those paragraphs included from SECNAVINST 5000.2E that are mandatory policy.
This Guidebook is intended to be used as a companion document to SECNAVINST 5000.2E. It contains citations from SECNAVINST 5000.2E and other mandatory references for process clarification. While the Guidebook does not introduce new or additional mandatory policy, the dynamic nature of the Capabilities Development Process demands continuous communication among all participants. As the Capabilities Development and Acquisition Management Processes mature, policy changes may affect acquisition strategies and timelines. Timely assessment of the change, coupled with the appropriate acquisition strategy adjustment, may be vital to the preservation of an acquisition timeline. This Guidebook references DoDI 5000.02 of 8 Dec 2008 and some of its paragraphs. The acquisition decision points and phase names of this Guidebook have been updated per DoDI 5000.02 of 8 Dec 2008.
Enclosure (1) is the Department of the Navy Acquisition and Capabilities Guidance for Operation of the Defense Acquisition System and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System. Chapters 1 through 8 in this Guidebook correspond to chapters 1 through 8 in SECNAVINST 5000.2E. Selected paragraphs from SECNAVINST 5000.2E shown in brackets [in bold italics] are mandatory policy. Other paragraphs provide discretionary guidance as indicated by the verbs "should" or "may." Paragraphs from chapters 2 and 4 of SECNAVINST 5000.2E are included in this Guidebook for more complete coverage of acquisition strategy and test and evaluation, respectively. Future releases of the Guidebook may contain more or less discretionary guidance as appropriate.
Chapter 9 is a Glossary. Chapter 10 is an Acronym List. Additional chapters will be added as the need arises.
Enclosure (1) and chapters of the Guidebook are:
Encl: (1) Department of the Navy Acquisition and Capabilities Guidance for Operation of the Defense Acquisition System and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System