Defense Acquisition Guidebook

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Defense Acquisition Guidebook

Defense Acquisition Guidebook – dated June 2017

“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.

Chapter 1, Program Management, provides the principal concepts and business practice needed to organize, plan, and execute a DoD acquisition program regardless of acquisition category, program model, or program type. Included in this chapter are discussions on integrated acquisition planning and execution – the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), EVMS, EVM for program performance measurement, Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), as well as Agile and EVM systems. To download a complete copy of the guidebook or individual chapters see: