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Definition of Contingency planning guidance

Contingency planning guidance Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The Contingency Planning Guidance (CPG) fulfills the statutory duty of the Secretary of Defense to furnish written policy guidance annually to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for contingency planning. The Secretary issues this guidance with the approval of the President after consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The CPG focuses the guidance given in the National Security Strategy and Defense Planning Guidance, and is the principal source document for the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan. Also called CPG.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )