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TITLE:  DoD Instruction 5000.2, 05/12/2003

SUMMARY: This Instruction:  1.  Reissues reference (a) and cancels reference (b).  2.  Implements reference (c), the guidelines of references (d) and (e), and current laws.  3.  Establishes a simplified and flexible management framework for translating mission needs and technology opportunities, based on approved mission needs and requirements, into stable, affordable, and well-managed acquisition programs that include weapon systems and automated information systems (AISs).  4.  Consistent with statutory requirements and reference (c), authorizes Milestone Decision Authorities (MDAs) to tailor procedures to achieve cost, schedule, and performance goals.

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OPR:  USD(AT&L), 703-697-7261