1. Establish and monitor a SEPR process for non-MDA DOD component-directed software, and as appropriate for other DOD component software.
  2. Delegate to appropriate subordinate organizations the authority to release software assets, as appropriate, to the Federal Software Exchange Program (FSEP), reference (d), and for DOD reuse purposes.
  3. Specifically address investment strategies, including use of modern software technology and the transition to newer technologies, in the DOD Component planning, programming, and budgeting process.


This Directive is effective immediately.


  • (a)  

    Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 3405.1, "Computer Programming Language Policy," April 2, 1987 (hereby canceled)

  • (b)  

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) Memorandum, "Delegation of Authority and Clarifying Guidance on Waivers from the Use of the Ada Programming Language," April 17, 1992 (hereby canceled)

  • (c)  

    DOD Instruction 7930.2, "ADP Software Exchange and Release," December 31, 1979 (hereby canceled)

  • (d)  

    Federal Information Management Regulation (FIRMR) Subpart 201-24.201, Federal Software Exchange Program

  • (e)  

    DOD Directive 8000.1, "Defense Information Management Program," October 27, 1992

  • (f)  

    DOD Directive 5000.1, "Defense Acquisition," March 15, 1996

  • (g)  

    DOD Instruction 5000.2, "Defense Acquisition Management Policies and Procedures," March 15, 1996

  • (h)  

    DOD Directive TS-3600.1, "Information Warfare," December 21, 1992

  • (i)  

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC 8652:1995), "Ada," February 15, 1995

  • (j)  

    DOD Directive 5200.28, "Security Requirements for Automated Information Systems (AISs)," March 21, 1988

  • (k)  

    DOD Regulation 5200.1-R, "Information Security Program Regulation," December 1987, authorized by DOD Directive 5200.1, "DOD Information Security Program," June 7, 1982

  • (l)  

    DOD 7000.14-R, "DOD Financial Management Regulation," Volume 2, "Budget Presentation and Formulation," May 1994, authorized by DODI 7000.14, "DOD Financial Management Policy and Procedures"

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