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Department of Defense news release (Oct. 14, 2004): DoD publishes Defense Acquisition Guidebook.

Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Michael Wynne today approved provisional release of the Defense Acquisition Guidebook.

The new guidebook is designed to serve as a companion to the revised acquisition policy documents, DoD Directive 5000.1 and DoD Instruction 5000.2, released in May 2003. Those documents established the policy framework for translating mission needs into stable, affordable, and well-managed programs.

Release of the guidebook fulfills the department's earlier commitment to design a transformed acquisition system and supporting policy that will foster efficiency, flexibility, creativity, and innovation. The guidebook is an interactive, Web-based capability designed to provide the acquisition workforce and their industry partners with an online instant reference to best business practice as well as to support policy, statute, and lessons learned. While the policy documents released last year explain what acquisition managers are required to do, the just-released guidebook complements those documents by proposing how.

Defense acquisition professionals will be able to use the reference to review discretionary best business practices and then tailor practices to the particular needs of their program. The electronic guide moves the acquisition workforce further along the path of e-business. Workforce members will also be able to employ the guide-book to access the Defense Acquisition University's AT & L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS) and many of the university's other resources.

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The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is now available on the Internet at <http://akss.dau.mil/DAG>.
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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