Standard Practice for Force Protection and Survivability (FP&S)
The Protection and Survivability (FP&S) standard practice identifies the recommended approach for conducting FP&S activities in support of system acquisition programs. This standard covers FP&S processes throughout system conceptualization, design, development, verification, production, use and disposal. FP&S includes analysis, modeling and simulation, design and verification of system-related survivability characteristics and processes designed to protect personnel from direct threats and accidents, including primary and secondary effects from the events.
Rationale: There are currently no industry or military/Federal Government best practice standards to guide FP&S activities in support of major system acquisition programs. This standard is intended to fill this gap. Following its release, it is expected that the DoD, and possibly other Federal agencies, will adopt this standard as their preferred method of contracting for FP&S support.