10 U.S. Code § 2337. Life-cycle management and product support
(a)Guidance on Life-Cycle Management.—The Secretary of Defense shall issue and maintain comprehensive guidance on life-cycle management and the development and implementation of product support strategies for major weapon systems. The guidance issued pursuant to this subsection shall—
maximize competition and make the best possible use of available Department of Defense and industry resources at the system, subsystem, and component levels; and
(b)Product Support Managers.—
(2)Responsibilities.—A product support manager for a major weapon system shall—
develop and implement a comprehensive product support strategy for the weapon system;
use appropriate predictive analysis and modeling tools that can improve material availability and reliability, increase operational availability rates, and reduce operation and sustainment costs;
ensure that the product support strategy maximizes small business participation at the appropriate tiers; and
(c)Definitions.—In this section:
(2)Product support arrangement.—The term “product support arrangement” means a contract, task order, or any type of other contractual arrangement, or any type of agreement or non-contractual arrangement within the Federal Government, for the performance of sustainment or logistics support required for major weapon systems, subsystems, or components. The term includes arrangements for any of the following:
Contractor logistics support.
Life-cycle product support.
Weapon systems product support.
(3)Product support integrator.—
(4)Product support provider.—
2013—Subsec. (b)(2)(I). Pub. L. 113–66 added subpar. (I).