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TITLE:  DoD Directive 5000.60, "Defense Industrial Capabilities Assessments", 04/25/1996

SUMMARY: This Directive, under reference DoD 5000.2-R, March 15, 1996: 1. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for assessing defense industrial capabilities. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that the industrial capabilities needed to meet current and future national security requirements are available and affordable. 2. Provides guidelines for DoD managers to use in determining; a. Whether a specific industrial capability is required to meet DoD needs, is truly unique, and is truly endangered; and, if so, b. What, if any, action the Department of Defense should take to ensure the continued availability of the capability. 3. Authorizes the publication of reference DoD 5000.60-H, April 25, 1996 in accordance with reference DoD 5025.1-M, August 1994.

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OPR:  USD(AT&L), 703-697-7261