THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION SYSTEM
|Publication Date:||4 January 2001|
PURPOSE. This Directive:
Reissues reference (a).
Reauthorizes publication of reference (b).
Cancels reference (c).
Provides policies and principles for all Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs.
Describes management principles applicable to all DoD acquisition programs. Reference (b) describes a simple and flexible approach for managing all acquisition programs. Reference (d) describes operating procedures that are mandatory only for major defense acquisition programs and major automated information systems, and for other programs as defined specifically in reference (d). The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3170.01A (reference (e)) establishes policies and procedures for the DoD requirements generation system.
This Directive and references (b) and (d) provide mandatory policies and procedures for the management of acquisition programs, except when statutory requirements override. If there is any conflicting guidance pertaining to contracting, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (reference (f)) and/or the Defense FAR (DFAR) Supplement (reference (g)) shall take precedence.
APPLICABILITY. 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, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities, and all organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter collectively referred to as "the DoD Components").