NAVY - NAVSEA 5400.97A
(SER TAB/001) VIRTUAL SYSCOM ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY POLICY (CANCELLING NAVSEA 5400.61)
|Publication Date:||3 February 2003|
Purpose. a. To define engineering and technical authority policy that fulfills the responsibilities of references (a) and (b) and supports Program Managers and the Fleet in providing best value engineering and technical products.
b. To define the responsibility, accountability and authority of Technical Warrant Holders.
c. To establish and define the functions of the Technical Authority Board.
d. This instruction is a major revision and should be read in its entirety.
Scope and Applicability. a. This instruction applies to engineering, technical work and technical authority associated with ships, weapons, systems and infrastructure under the cognizance of NAVSEA and affiliated Program Executive Officers (PEOs), as delineated in reference (a), and as assigned to NAVSEA and affiliated PEO Program Managers (PMs). This instruction does not apply to: naval nuclear propulsion plant systems, equipment and facilities under the cognizance of the Deputy Commander, Nuclear Propulsion Directorate (SEA 08), to strategic weapons systems under the cognizance of the Strategic Systems Program (SSP), or to Class 1 and Class 2 property per reference (c).
This instruction does not change the responsibilities of PEOs, Direct Reporting Program Managers, PMs, Participating Managers or other Program Support Managers as delineated in the applicable DOD/SECNAV 5000 series guidance. In accordance with reference (a), PMs are vested with the authority, accountability, and resources necessary to manage all aspects of assigned programs from concept to disposal. This instruction does not change those responsibilities; it defines the processes required by reference (b) for partnering of the programmatic and technical authorities.
This instruction does not change the direct reporting relationships of Warfare Center Commanders, Shipyard Commanders, and Supervisors of Shipbuilding, who report directly to COMNAVSEA.
As outlined in reference (d) , Executive Order 12344, statutorily prescribed by P.L. 98-525 (42 U.S.C. 715 Note), establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the Deputy Commander, Nuclear Propulsion Directorate (SEA 08) over all facilities and activities which comprise the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, a joint Department of Energy (DOE)/Navy organization. These responsibilities and authorities include all technical and logistical matters related to naval nuclear responsibilities and propulsion. Accordingly, nothing in this instruction supersedes or changes those authorities, and SEA 08 shall be consulted concerning all matters related to Naval Nuclear Propulsion.