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An urgent capability activity is not intended to be an enduring program.  As part of the pre-development activities, the team must consider the post-deployment arrangements.  This is known as the “disposition” of the capability.

Disposition Analysis

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81 Section 4.5(e)

No later than 1 year after the program enters O&S (or earlier if directed by the DoD Component), the DoD Component will appoint an official to conduct a disposition analysis. The DoD Component will notify the Executive Director, JRAC and the Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development in the Joint Staff J-8, when the disposition analyses for JUONs, JEONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations are to be completed.

The disposition analysis will consider the performance of the fielded capability, mishap data, long term operational needs, and the relationship of the capability to the component’s current and planned inventory of equipment.

The analysis will also consider the continuation of non-materiel initiatives, the extension of science and technology developments related to the fielded capability, and the completion of MDA-approved and funded materiel improvements.

 

Disposition official will recommend one of the following options:

Termination: Demilitarization or Disposal

  • The  capability will be demilitarized and disposed of in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements and policy related to safety (including explosive safety) and the environment. The recommendation will be coordinated with the DoD Component or, for JUONs and JEONs, the Combatant Commands.

Sustainment for Current Contingency

  • Operation and sustainment of the  capability will continue for the current contingency. Multiple sustainment decisions may be made should the capability require operations and support longer than two years; however, such sustainment decisions will be made and re-documented at least every two years. The sustained capability will continue to receive the same priority of action as the original acquisition program. This recommendation will be coordinated with the  requirements validation authority.

Transition to Program of Record (POR)

 

  • If the capability serves an enduring purpose, it may be transitioned to a POR, once funded in the component’s budget. Supportability and sustainment planning should include interim contract support and contract logistics support until the capability’s formal programmed funding is established.
      • The disposition official will recommend to the CAE the acquisition point of entry into the defense acquisition system, and whether the MDA should retain program authority or whether it should transition elsewhere.
      • The requirements validation authority will specify the capability requirements documents required to support transition to a new or existing program of record.

What's Changed?

New/revised text from DoDI 5000.02, Enclosure 13, January 2015, is highlighted in red; deletions are shown as strikethrough text.

 

No later than 1 year after the program enters O&S (or earlier if directed by the DoD Component), the DoD Component will appoint an official to conduct a disposition analysis. The DoD Component will notify the Executive Director, JRAC and the Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development in the Joint Staff J-8, when the disposition analyses for JUONs, JEONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations are to be completed. Based on the analysis, the DoD Component head and the CAE will prepare a determination document for disposition of the system.

  • The disposition analysis will consider the performance of the fielded system capability, mishap data, long term operational needs, and the relationship of the capability to the component’s current and planned inventory of equipment.
  • The analysis will also consider the continuation of non-materiel initiatives, the extension of science and technology developments related to the fielded capability, and the completion of MDA-approved and funded materiel improvements.

Disposition official will recommend one of the following options:

  • Termination: Demilitarization or Disposal
    • The system capability will be demilitarized and disposed of in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements and policy related to safety (including explosive safety) and the environment. The recommendation will be coordinated with the DoD Component or, for JUONs and JEONs, the Combatant Commands.
  • Sustainment for Current Contingency.
    • Operation and sustainment of the system capability will continue for the current contingency. Multiple sustainment decisions may be made should the capability require operations and support longer than two years; however, such sustainment decisions will be made and re-documented at least every two years. The sustained capability will continue to receive the same priority of action as the original acquisition program. This recommendation will be coordinated with the DoD Component requirements validation authority.
  • Transition to Program of Record (POR)
    • If the system provides a needed, enduring capability  capability serves an enduring purpose, it may be transitioned to a POR, once funded in the component’s budget. Supportability and sustainment planning should include interim contract support and contract logistics support until the capability’s formal programmed funding is established.
      • The disposition official will recommend to the CAE the acquisition point of entry into the defense acquisition system, and whether the MDA should retain program authority or whether it should transition elsewhere.
      • The requirements validation authority will specify the capability requirements documents required to support transition to a new or existing program of record.

 

Disposition Determination

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81 Section 4.5(e)

The disposition recommendation will be made to the DoD Component head for UONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations.

The DoD Component head, and the CAE will review the disposition official’s recommendation and, within 4 months of receipt of the recommendation, record the DoD Component head’s transition decision in a disposition determination. 

The disposition determinations for JUONs, JEONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations, will be provided to the Executive Director, JRAC and the Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (DDRCD), Joint Staff J-8, by the Component head.

What's Changed?

New/revised text from DoDI 5000.02, Enclosure 13, January 2015, is highlighted in red; deletions are shown as strikethrough text.

The disposition recommendation will be made to the DoD Component head for UONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations.

The DoD Component head, and the CAE will review the disposition official’s recommendation and, within 4 months of receipt of the recommendation, record the DoD Component head’s transition decision in a disposition determination. The Determination will specify the requirements documents required by the validation authority to support the transition. Programs of record will follow the procedures for such programs described in this instruction.

The disposition determinations for JUONs, JEONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, or SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations, will be provided to the Executive Director, JRAC and the Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (DDRCD), Joint Staff J-8, by the Component head.

Information Technology Requirements

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.82, Paragraph 3.3

 POST-IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW (PIR) 

The IT functional sponsor, in coordination with the DoD Component CIO and PM, is responsible for developing a plan and conducting a PIR for all fully-deployed IT, including NSS.

a.  PIRs will:

     (1)  Report the degree to which doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, education, personnel, facilities, and policy changes have achieved the established measures of effectiveness for the desired capability.

     (2)  Evaluate systems for effectiveness and efficiency and decide whether continuation, modification, or termination of the systems is necessary to meet mission requirements. 

     (3)  Document lessons learned from the PIR.

b.  For major weapons systems, the PIR requirements should be included in the follow-on operational T&E plans included in the T&E Master Plan.  This means:

     (1)  PIR requirements must be met before proceeding with full-rate production or full deployment decision, as appropriate.

(2)  The post-fielding assessment(s), the disposition assessment, and the disposition decision for urgent operational needs, as described in DoDI 5000.81, satisfies the requirement for a PIR. 

c.  For software acquisitions, the software acquisition value assessment acquisition satisfies the PIR requirement.