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Entry into Production and Deployment (P&D)

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81 Section 4.4.a & b

Entry into P&D is approved by the MDA.

PM:

Summarizes results of development activities, pre-deployment performance, and the program assessment

Presents plan to transport, deploy, and sustain the capability, and to conduct post-deployment assessments, and to train maintenance and operating personnel

MDA, in consultation with the supporting DT and OT and/or live fire test organization, with concurrence of DOT&E for programs under DOT&E oversight, determines:

Whether the capability has been adequately reviewed, performs satisfactorily, is supportable, and is ready for production and deployment.

When assessments of fielded capabilities are required.

Whether to produce and, in coordination with the requester/user, field the system capability.

Approves the updated acquisition strategy (which will include the sustainment plan and program baseline).

Documents the production decision in an ADM.

Documentation Requirements

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81

While these requirements are specific to programs responding to urgent operational needs, they are additive to the requirements identified in Tables 2 and 6 DoDI 5000.02 (see https://www.dau.edu/mdid/Pages/Default.aspx).

Statutory Requirements

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81, Adapted from Table 1

Assessment Approach: 10 U.S.C. §2366 and §2399

For programs under DOT&E oversight, operational and live fire test plans will be submitted to DOT&E for approval at the Development Milestone; post-deployment assessment plans will be submitted to DOT&E for approval at the Production and Deployment Milestone. DOT&E will ensure that testing is rigorous enough to rapidly evaluate critical operational issues. Test Plans submitted for DOT&E approval are required to be delivered 60 days before the start of testing.

Programs not under DOT&E oversight are approved at the Service level; the program may require a rapid and focused operational assessment and live fire testing (if applicable) prior to deploying an urgent need solution. The Acquisition Approach will identify any requirements to evaluate health, safety, operational effectiveness, suitability, environmental factors, supportability and survivability.

Course of Action Analysis: Subtitle III of Title 40, U.S.C.

Approved by the MDA.

For JUONs, JEONs, critical warfighter issues identified by the Warfighter SIG, and SecDef or DepSecDef RAA determinations, a copy is due to the Executive Director, JRAC, within 3 business days of MDA approval.

RAA Recommendation: MDA approves the decision to request RAA at the Development Milestone

Regulatory Requirements

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.81, Adapted from Table 1

Disposition Authority’s Report to the DoD Component Head: Para. 4.5.e. of this issuance

Based on the disposition official’s recommendation in the Disposition Analysis, the Component Head will determine and document the disposition of the initiative and process it in accordance with applicable Component and requirements authority procedures.

What's Changed?

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

 

Entry into P&D is approved by the MDA

PM:

  • Summarizes results of development activities, pre-deployment performance, and the program assessment
  • Presents plan to transport, deploy, and sustain the capability, and to conduct post-deployment assessments, and to train maintenance and operating personnel

MDA, in consultation with the supporting operational test organization DT and OT and/or live fire test organization, with concurrence of DOT&E for programs under DOT&E oversight, determines:

 

  • Whether the capability has been adequately reviewed, performs satisfactorily, is supportable, and is ready for production and deployment.
  • When assessments of fielded capabilities are required.
  • Whether to produce and, in coordination with the requester/user, field the system capability, and
  • Approves the updated acquisition strategy (which will include the sustainment plan and program baseline)
  • Documents the production decision in an ADM