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Policy and Guidance


DoD Systems Engineering policy and guidance encourage:

  1. The use of systems engineering and development planning principles.
  2. The use of systems engineering approaches to enhance reliability, availability, and maintainability on Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs.
  3. The development of Systems Engineering Plans for MDAPs and MAIS programs
  4. Systems engineering considerations in support of life cycle management and sustainability.
  5. The inclusion of provisions relating to systems engineering and reliability growth in requests for proposals.

Visit the sections below for links to documents, tools, and related web resources that support these objectives: