Defense Acquisition Guidebook

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Defense Acquisition Guidebook

Defense Acquisition Guidebook – dated September 16, 2013

“The Defense Acquisition Guidebook exists to manage the Nation’s investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve the National Security Strategy and support the United States Armed Forces.”  The Guidebook is designed to complement DoD Directive 5000.01 and DoD Instruction 5000.02.

“Earned Value Management is considered a key integrating process in the management and oversight of acquisition programs” and “a management approach that combines both government management requirements and industry best practices to ensure the total integration of cost, schedule, and work scope aspects of contracts.”

Earned Value Management is included with the requirements for technical assessment, technical performance measurement, risk identification, program reviews including the integrated baseline review(s), and systems engineering plans.

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