This updated handbook, issued March 8, 2013 and available on the ASSIST website, addresses the overall PSA process and its associated activities, the selection and tailoring of those activities to meet DoD program supportability objectives, and sample contract language for acquiring PSA deliverables. The handbook offers guidance on TA-STD-0017, PSA activities as an integral part of the overall systems engineering process.
The information contained herein is applicable, in part or in whole, to all types of materiel and automated information systems and all acquisition strategies. The focus of this handbook is to provide guidance to the members of the defense acquisition workforce who are responsible for the supportability of materiel systems or automated information systems. This handbook is for guidance only and cannot be cited as a requirement.
This document is part of an Integrated Product Support Guidebook Suite and serves as an important resource for defense acquisition workforce members to use in crafting and successfully executing life cycle product support and sustainment strategies.