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USD(AT & L) publishes the Defense Acquisition Guidebook.

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is now complete, approved, and ready for use at <http://akss.dau.mil/DAG>. The Guidebook contains discretionary information, complementary to the DoD Directive 5000.1 and DoD Instruction 5000.2 signed May 12, 2003. The Guidebook was completely re-written, chapter by chapter, by content owner-editors from various responsible staff agencies, under the leadership of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). Each chapter was written with the other chapters in mind, to enable users to link to pertinent information in each chapter as well as related material in other chapters. The new Guidebook replaces the Interim Defense Acquisition Guidebook as an interactive Web-based tool. An on-site tutorial will assist users in the capabilities and navigation of the Guidebook Web site. Various scenarios illustrate how users might use the Guidebook to find relevant information to meet specific milestone or readiness requirements. Users in the AT & L community can navigate interactively through key terms and requirements in DoD Directive 5000.1 and DoD Instruction 5000.2 and to discretionary guidance in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook.

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Users also have the option to navigate via the Life-cycle Phase and Milestone Framework model, which details information required, templates and examples, and guidebook and interactive Web links. By selecting the phase or milestone in the interactive graphic, users can quickly determine the planning and document requirements for a given program. Interactive links within the tables assist users by providing explanation of the documentation, as well as templates and practical examples.

In addition, users can select the "Functional/Topical View" link at <http://akss.dau.mil/dag/DoD5000.asp?view=functional> to find information related to each major functional discipline within the acquisition process. Selecting from the functional topics (shown above as they appear online) leads users directly to a listing of topically relevant paragraphs and sections within the guidebook. Users can easily access information as it relates to a specific functional area. All information has been collated and organized so that users can quickly determine what material is available in the guidebook to assist in meeting program requirements, plans, and milestones.

We Need Your Feedback

The Guidebook consists of hundreds of interactive pages and thousands of links. It is imperative that the user community participate in the management and maintenance of this tool. All discrepancies should be brought to the attention of the Guidebook management team at DAU. Users are encouraged to explore the Guidebook and provide feedback, suggestions, and corrections. Questions on Guidebook content should be submitted via the Ask-a-Professor link (using the Acquisition Policy Category) in AKSS. System performance issues should be addressed to the Web Help Desk at ISSC@dau.mil.
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Title Annotation:CAREER DEVELOPMENT; United States Defense (Acquisition Technology and Logistics)
Publication:Defense AT & L
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Date:Nov 1, 2004
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