Defense Acquisition Guidebook is a must-have resource for acquisition professionals. The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is the cornerstone of the U.S. national security strategy, enabling the Department of Defense to acquire the necessary technologies, programs, and product support. For acquisition professionals, the guidebook is an essential reference source supporting their management capabilities. The guidebook provides a complete set of best practices that can be tailored to the needs of every defense contracting program and encompasses:

  • Department of Defense Decision Support Systems
  • Defense Acquisition Program Goals and Strategy
  • Affordability and Lifecycle Resource Estimates
  • Systems Engineering
  • Lifecycle Logistics
  • Human Systems Integration
  • Acquiring Information Technology and National Security Systems
  • Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Security Support
  • Integrated Test and Evaluation
  • Decisions, Assessments, and Periodic Reporting
  • Program Management Activities

Directives 5000.1 and 5000.2 outline the fundamental principles and procedures that DoD follows.

The following documents associated with the Defense Acquisition Guidebook are available for download.

Defense Acquisition Guidebook Dated 05-05-2010