To delineate Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) policy on system safety. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
System safety, as defined in this instruction, is applicable to systems command support for all Navy acquisition programs defined to include: new and existing systems, sub-systems, equipment, software programs to include any associated research and development, construction, modification, modernization, overhaul, repair, and disposal. Facility system safety requirements are further delineated in reference (j). Operational commanders, requirements officers, and resource sponsors shall support the system safety program. This instruction applies to both developmental and nondevelopmental items and provides supplemental guidance to support implementation of the requirements of references (c), (d), (g), and the guidance of reference (k) . This instruction supports the integration of system safety into the acquisition and JCIDS processes per references (l) and (m) .