The Manpower standard practice identifies the recommended approach for conducting Manpower activities in support of system acquisition programs. This standard covers Manpower processes throughout system conceptualization, design, development, verification, production, use and disposal. Manpower addresses the number and mix of military and civilian personnel required to operate, maintain, train and support the system equipment and associated support equipment and facilities in its operational environment. It includes analysis, modeling and simulation, design support and verification of Manpower estimates and requirements.
Rationale: There are currently no industry or military/Federal Government best practice standards to guide Manpower 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 Manpower support.