Mission Assurance Guide

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE TO NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE

The Mission Assurance Guide (MAG) provides practical guidance to national security space (NSS) program office personnel with general systems engineering and integration (GS&I) and mission assurance responsibilities. The guide addresses MA functions and tasks that are to be carried out by NSS acquisition-authority government organizations, or by GSE&I support entities that carry out these functions and tasks on behalf of the acquisition entity. MA functions that are typically carried out by the production entity (i.e., the prime contractor responsible for developing and executing the NSS system design and production activities) are not included in this guide. Certain prime contractor tasks and products, however, are addressed and identified as “enabling tasks and products” in those frequent cases in which their execution and completion constitutes a necessary prerequisite and point of departure for the execution of acquisition-entity MA tasks.