Define Capability Needs
Engage Users, Assess Value
MVP, MVCR, Deployment
Ent Services, DevSecOps
Metrics and Reporting
DBS in SWP
Active User Engagement
How to use this site
Each page in this pathway presents a wealth of curated knowledge from acquisition policies, guides, templates, training, reports, websites, case studies, and other resources. It also provides a framework for functional experts and practitioners across DoD to contribute to the collective knowledge base. This site aggregates official DoD policies, guides, references, and more.
DoD and Service policy is indicated by a BLUE vertical line.
Directly quoted material is preceeded with a link to the Reference Source.
Reference Source: DODI 5000.87 Section 1.2.a, g
Software development will be done in active collaboration with end users, representing key user groups, to ensure software deliveries address their priority needs, maximize mission impact, and undergo regular assessment of software performance and risk.
Reference Source: USD(A&S) Guidance
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