Program Objective Memorandum [POM] Law and Legal Definition

The Program Objective Memorandum (POM) is the primary document used by the Department of Defense (DOD), Army, and Navy to submit programming proposals. The POM includes an analysis of missions, objectives, alternative methods to accomplish objectives, and allocation of resources. It presents planned activities and the personnel and obligation authority required over a 5-year period to build, operate, and maintain the proposed program.