In December 2018 the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering published “Emerging Capability and Prototyping” guidebook, Version 1.0. View <DoD Prototyping Guidebook, v1.0>.
As the guidebook states: “Components of the U.S. military have benefited from the use of prototyping for decades. Many of these organizations and their subject matter experts (SMEs) have developed processes, methods, and tools that have helped them succeed in their efforts. This prototyping guidebook attempts to capture and consolidate these approaches, best practices, and recommendations into a single reference document for the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a living document and will be updated periodically to ensure that direction captured from governing documents is current and best practices are fresh.”
The guidebook is designed to complement DoD, Military Service, and defense agency policy pertaining to acquisitions and prototyping, providing discretionary best practices that should be tailored to each prototyping project.
The following link is to access the recently released DOD Prototyping Guide Book: