Army Industrial Base Process
Specifically, this major revision dated 14 December 2004–
o Adds depot maintenance industrial base policy to chapters 1 and 2 and elevates AR 750-1 to a required reference. Also clarifies that chapter 5 pertains to production industrial base policy so as not to confuse these policies with depot maintenance policy in AR 750-1 (paras 1-1b, 1-7e and n, 2-1m, 2-5g, 2-8n, 2-11a and m, 3-1, 5-2, 6-13, and app A).
o Adds industrial base vision and overarching strategy (paras 1-5 and 1-6).
o Clarifies that industrial base actions for Five Year Defense Plan and surge are higher priority than planning for mobilization and contingencies (paras 1-7b and c).
o Adds policy for surge planning, validating surge requirements, and establishing contracts with surge options (paras 1-7b, 2-4a, 2-6b, 2-8b, 2-11b, 3-2a(1)(c), and C-16).
o Adds policy that implements statutes that authorize public-private partnering at Government-owned, Government-operated industrial installations (paras 1-7h and i and 3-8 and app E).
o Adds policy to consolidate organic capacity at multiple and joint mission installations to reduce infrastructure costs, increase flexibility, and reduce reliance on laid away facilities. Avoid traditional installation names that imply single mission sites (para 1-7i).
o Clarifies the difference between capability and capacity (paras 1-7j and C-11 and glossary).
o Adds policy to divest of Government furnished equipment with an acquisition cost of less than $5,000 (paras 1-7k(3) and 5-4).
o Clarifies Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) responsibility for centralized review and control of capital investment requirements (paras 2-1e and 2-6c).
o Revises policy on Manufacturing Technology Program (paras 2-1n and 6-6).
o Adds policy for infrastructure risk management (paras 2-1o and 3-11b).
o Replaces the Requirements Definition System with the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (para 2-4 and glossary).
o Adds responsibilities for Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 due to their key role in surge requirements and consolidating requests to acquire industrial resources (para 2-6).
o Clarifies the interface between the Installation Management Agency and Army Materiel Command for special installations (paras 2-7a and c, 2-8d(1) and e(1), and glossary).
o Adds policy requiring collaboration with other military Services and the Defense Logistics Agency (paras 2-11a and c).
o Clarifies that Program Executive Officers have a responsibility to establish industrial base support agreements with the Army Materiel Command (para 2-11n).
o Expands policy for market research (para 3-4a and app C-8).
o Clarifies excess to ownership policy (para 5-6d).