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Document ID:   MIL-STD-881       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Materiel Items
Scope:  This Standard presents direction for effectively preparing, understanding, and presenting a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It provides the framework for Department of Defense (DoD) Program Managers to define their program's WBS and to defense contractors in their application and extension of the contract's WBS. Section 1 defines and describes the WBS. Section 2 provides instructions on how the WBS is applied as well as how to develop a Program WBS in the pre-award timeframe. Section 3 provides direction for developing and implementing a Contract WBS and Section 4 examines the role of the WBS in the post-award timeframe. This Standard also provides WBS definitions for specific defense materiel commodity systems in Appendices A through J. Appendix K addresses WBS elements that are common to all systems, as well as those which use unique elements (e.g., Space Systems, Information Systems/Defense Business Systems, Launch Systems, and Strategic Missile Systems). Appendix L presents for the DoD Sustainment Cost Reporting Structure (CRS) and its associated definitions for informational purposes. The purpose of providing sustainment information is to present an explanation of transitioning from reporting using a WBS to reporting sustainment costs using the CRS, regardless of acquisition phase or type of funds used.
Status:  Active Document Date:  19-JUN-2018      
  Next Review Due:  18-JUN-2023
MISC Doc Category:   Military Standard -Standard Practice  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: PARCA  OSD Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses
Coordination:  Full  
Army Custodian:  MI   Aviation & Missile Command  
Navy Custodian:  SH   Naval Sea Systems Command (Ship Systems)  
Air Force Custodian:  10   AFMC Command Standardization Office (ComSO)  
Other Custodian:  PARCA   OSD Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses  

Changes to military standards or handbooks issued after August 1, 2003 are incorporated in the modified document.
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MediaDocument Part DescriptionDist StmtDocument DatePagesSize
Document ImageRevision D Notice 1 - AdministrativeA19-JUN-2018122.8 KB
Document ImageRevision D A09-APR-20182332667.3 KB
Document ImageRevision C A03-OCT-20112501603.0 KB
Document ImageRevision B Notice 1 - CancellationA02-JAN-199814.0 KB
Document ImageRevision B A25-MAR-19931079171.3 KB
Document ImageRevision A A25-APR-19751236778.6 KB

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