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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle F Improve Acquisition Act

P. L. 111-

Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committees on Armed Services of the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives on H. R. 6523

From H. R. 6523

SEC. 864. REVIEW OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION GUIDANCE.

    (a) Review of Guidance- The Secretary of Defense shall review the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense, including, at a minimum, the guidance contained in Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02 entitled `Operation of the Defense Acquisition System'.

    (b) Matters Considered- The review performed under subsection (a) shall consider--

      (1) the extent to which the acquisition of commercial goods and commodities, commercial and military unique services, and information technology should be addressed in Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02 and other guidance primarily relating to the acquisition of weapon systems, or should be addressed in separate instructions and guidance;

      (2) whether long-term sustainment and energy efficiency of weapon systems is appropriately emphasized;

      (3) whether appropriate mechanisms exist to communicate information relating to the mission needs of the Department of Defense to the industrial base in a way that allows the industrial base to make appropriate investments in infrastructure, capacity, and technology development to help meet such needs;

      (4) the extent to which earned value management should be required on acquisitions not involving the acquisition of weapon systems and whether measures of quality and technical performance should be included in any earned value management system; and

      (5) such other matters as the Secretary considers appropriate.

    (c) Report- Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report detailing any changes in the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense identified during the review required by subsection (a), and any actions taken, or planned to be taken, to implement such changes.


From H.R. 5136:  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

SEC. 106. REVIEW OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION GUIDANCE.

    (a) Review of Guidance- The Secretary of Defense shall review the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense, including, at a minimum, the guidance contained in Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02 entitled `Operation of the Defense Acquisition System'.

    (b) Matters Considered- The review performed under subsection (a) shall consider--

      (1) the extent to which it is appropriate to apply guidance primarily relating to the acquisition of weapon systems to acquisitions not involving weapon systems (including the acquisition of commercial goods and commodities, commercial and military unique services, and information technology);

      (2) whether long-term sustainment and energy efficiency of weapon systems is appropriately emphasized;

      (3) whether appropriate mechanisms exist to communicate information relating to the mission needs of the Department of Defense to the industrial base in a way that allows the industrial base to make appropriate investments in infrastructure, capacity, and technology development to help meet such needs;

      (4) the extent to which earned value management should be required on acquisitions not involving the acquisition of weapon systems and whether measures of quality and technical performance should be included in any earned value management system;

      (5) the extent to which it is appropriate to apply processes primarily relating to the acquisition of weapon systems to the acquisition of information technology systems, consistent with the requirement to develop an alternative process for such systems contained in section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2401; 10 U.S.C. 2225 note); and

      (6) such other matters as the Secretary considers appropriate.

    (c) Report- Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and of the House of Representatives a report detailing any changes in the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense identified during the review required by subsection (a), and any actions taken, or planned to be taken, to implement such changes.


From H. R. 5013:  Implementing Management for Performance and Related Reforms to Obtain Value in Every Acquisition Act of 2010

SEC. 106. REVIEW OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION GUIDANCE.

    (a) Review of Guidance- The Secretary of Defense shall review the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense, including, at a minimum, the guidance contained in Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02 entitled `Operation of the Defense Acquisition System'.

    (b) Matters Considered- The review performed under subsection (a) shall consider--

      (1) the extent to which it is appropriate to apply guidance primarily relating to the acquisition of weapon systems to acquisitions not involving weapon systems (including the acquisition of commercial goods and commodities, commercial and military unique services, and information technology);

      (2) whether long-term sustainment and energy efficiency of weapon systems is appropriately emphasized;

      (3) whether appropriate mechanisms exist to communicate information relating to the mission needs of the Department of Defense to the industrial base in a way that allows the industrial base to make appropriate investments in infrastructure, capacity, and technology development to help meet such needs;

      (4) the extent to which earned value management should be required on acquisitions not involving the acquisition of weapon systems and whether measures of quality and technical performance should be included in any earned value management system;

      (5) the extent to which it is appropriate to apply processes primarily relating to the acquisition of weapon systems to the acquisition of information technology systems, consistent with the requirement to develop an alternative process for such systems contained in section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2401; 10 U.S.C. 2225 note); and

      (6) such other matters as the Secretary considers appropriate.

    (c) Report- Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and of the House of Representatives a report detailing any changes in the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense identified during the review required by subsection (a), and any actions taken, or planned to be taken, to implement such changes.

Review of defense acquisition guidance (sec. 864)

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 106 of division D) that would require the Secretary of Defense to review the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense.

The Senate committee-reported bill contained no similar provision.

The agreement includes the House provision with a technical amendment.


From H. Rpt. 111-465, accompanying  H. R. 5013: Implementing Management for Performance and Related Reforms to Obtain Value in Every Acquisition Act of 2010

SECTION 106--REVIEW OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION GUIDANCE

This section would require the Secretary of Defense to review the acquisition guidance of the Department of Defense (DOD) to consider the extent to which guidance related to weapon systems acquisition is appropriately applied to other areas of acquisition; whether long-term sustainment of weapon systems is appropriately emphasized; whether appropriate mechanisms exist to communicate information relating to DOD's mission needs to the industrial base; the extent to which earned value management (as described in the Office of Management and Budget circular A-11) should be required on non-weapon systems and whether measures of quality and technical performance should be included in the Department's implementation of earned value management; and the extent to which weapon systems processes should apply to the acquisition of information technology. This section would require that a report on the review and all actions taken, be submitted to the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Armed Services within 270 days of the date of enactment of this Act. Finally, the committee does not intend for this review to unnecessarily impose additional government unique requirements on the acquisition of commercial and commodity items.

 

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