Senior Service Managers

The Role of SSMs in Services Acquisition

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SSMs are the services acquisition experts and decision authorities under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretaries of each Military Department or their Component Head, responsible for the planning, strategic sourcing, execution, and management of acquisitions of contracted services. SSMs establish appropriate management structures and processes to ensure effective implementation and execution of the acquisition of services using this instruction. SSMs and their designated decision authorities across the service categories outlined at Table 1, should identify, forecast, and track pending requirements. - From Enclosure 4 of Department of Defense Instruction 5000.74 - Defense Acquisition of Services