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Milestone Requirements Matrix

The Defense Acquisition System divides acquisition programs into four (4) Acquisition Categories (ACAT): ACAT 1, ACAT 1A, ACAT 2 or ACAT 3. The table below lists the mandatory deliverables (Regulatory & Statutory) at certain milestone for each ACAT type.

ACAT 1C or 1D

MDD MS A  RFP MS B MS C FRP
Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) R R   R R R
2366a Written Determination          
2366b Certification and Determination        
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)     R S S S
Acquisition Strategy   S R   R R
Acquisition Information Assurance Strategy   X      
Affordability Analysis R R R R
Alternative Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan or Waiver          
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)   S R   R  
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) Study Guidance R          
Bandwidth Requirements Review (BRR)      S  
Benefit Analysis and Determination    S    
Beyond Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Report            
Business Process Re-engineering  S  S  
Capability Development Document (CDD)   R R    
Capability Production Document (CPD)         R  
Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance   S   S S S
Competitive Analysis            
Concept of Operations (CONOPS)    R    R  
Contract Type Determination      S  
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan        
Core Logistic/Source of Repair Analysis       X X  
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan       R R  
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)   R R R R
Cybersecurity Strategy   S S
Data Management Strategy   X   X X X
Develop RFP Release Cost Estimate      R      
DoD Component Cost Estimate   R  
DoD Component Cost Position    
DOT&E Report on Initial Test and Evaluation (IOT&E)          
Economic Analysis   X   X X X
Exit Criteria   R R R  
Frequency Allocation Application (DD Form 1494)    S    
Full Funding Certification Memorandum     R
General Equipment Validation          S
Industrial Base Capabilities Consideration    S  S   S  
Independent Cost Estimate (ICE)   S   S S
Independent Logistics Assessment        S
Independent Technology Readiness Assessment       X X  
Information Support Plan (ISP)      R   R  
Information Technology and National Security Interoperability Certification          
Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) R          
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) Completed           X
Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy    S S
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Implementation Plan   R  R R R  
Joint Interoperability Test Certification           X
Life-Cycle Mission Data Plan (LMDP)   R R R R 
Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)   R R R R
Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan, Report, Waiver       X X S
Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Quantity     S    
Market Research S S      
Net-Centric Data & Service Strategy   X   X X  
Operational Test Agency (OTA) Report on OT&E activity           R
Peliminary Design Review (PDR) Report       X    
PESHE and NEPA/E.O. 12114 Compliance Schedule       S
Post Implementation Review           X
Program Protection Plan (PPP)   R R R R 
Program Environment, Safety, & Occup Health Evaluation (PESHE)       X X X
Replaced System Sustainment Plan        
Selected Acquisition Report (SAR)       X    
Should-Cost Target   R R R  R
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)   S
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program   S
Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment/Determination     R R  
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)   R  R R R  
Technical Data Rights Strategy   X   X X X
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)            
Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)     S S S  
Technology Targeting Risk Assessment   R         
Termination Liability Estimate    S S  
Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)    R R R R
Test & Evaluation Strategy (TES)   X        
Validated On-line Life-cycle Threat (VOLT)          

MDD = Material Development Decision; FRP = Full Rate Production; RFP = Request for Proposal

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Updated: 7/12/2017

ACAT 1AM or 1AC

MDD MS A  RFP MS B MS C FRP
Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) R R   R R R
2366a/b Certification Memorandum    R    
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)     R R R R
Acquisition Strategy   R R   R R
Affordability Analysis R R R R  
Alternative Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan or Waiver          
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)   S S   S  
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) Study Guidance R          
Benefit Analysis and Determination    S    
Capability Development Document (CDD)   R R    
Capability Production Document (CPD)         R  
Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance   S   S S S
Concept of Operations (CONOPS)    R    R  
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan        
Core Logistic/Source of Repair Analysis       X X  
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan       R R  
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)   R R R R
Cybersecurity Strategy   S   S
Data Management Strategy   X   X X X
Develop RFP Release Cost Estimate     R      
DoD Component Cost Estimate   R    
DoD Component Cost Position      
Economic Analysis   S S S S
Exit Criteria   R   R R  
Full Funding Certification Memorandum     R
Industrial Base Capability       X X  
Independent Cost Estimate (ICE)   S   S S
Independent Technology Readiness Assessment       X X  
Information Support Plan (ISP)      R   R  
Information Technology and National Security Interoperability Certification          
Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) R          
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) Completed           X
Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy   R R R R
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Implementation Plan   R  R  
Life-Cycle Mission Data Plan (LMDP)   R R R R 
Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)   R R R R
Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan, Report, Waiver       X X X
Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Quantity            
Market Research S S      
Net-Centric Data & Service Strategy   X   X X  
Operational Test Agency (OTA) Report on OT&E activity           R
Peliminary Design Review (PDR) Report       X    
PESHE and NEPA/E.O. 12114 Compliance Schedule       S
Post Implementation Review           X
Program Protection Plan (PPP)   R R R R 
Program Environment, Safety, & Occup Health Evaluation (PESHE)       S S S
Selected Acquisition Report (SAR)       X    
Should-Cost Target   R R R  
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)   S
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program   S
Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment/Determination     R R  
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)   R  R   R  
Technical Data Rights Strategy   X   X X X
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)   X        
Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)            
Technology Targeting Risk Assessment    
Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)    R R R R
Test & Evaluation Strategy (TES)   X        
Validated On-line Life-cycle Threat (VOLT) R           

MDD = Material Development Decision; FRP = Full Rate Production; RFP = Request for Proposal

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ACAT 2

MDD MS A  RFP MS B MS C FRP
Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) R R R R R
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)     R R R R
Acquisition Strategy   R R   R R
Acquisition Information Assurance Strategy   X      
Affordability Analysis R R R R
Alternative Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan or Waiver          
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)   S S   S  
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) Study Guidance R          
Benefit Analysis and Determination    S    
Beyond Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Report            
Capability Development Document (CDD)   R R    
Capability Production Document (CPD)         R  
Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance   S   S S S
Competitive Analysis            
Concept of Operations (CONOPS)   R   R  
Contract Type Determination            
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan            
Core Logistic/Source of Repair Analysis       X X  
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)            
Cybersecurity Strategy    S  S
Data Management Strategy   X   X X X
Develop RFP Release Cost Estimate            
DoD Component Cost Estimate   R  
 DoD Component Cost Position            
Economic Analysis   X   X X X
Exit Criteria   R R R  
Full Funding Certification Memorandum    
Industrial Base Capability     R  
Independent Cost Estimate (ICE)            
Independent Logistics Assessment       S S S 
Information Support Plan (ISP)      R   R  
Information Technology and National Security Interoperability Certification          
Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) R          
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) Completed           X
Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy    S S S
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Implementation Plan   R  R R R  
Joint Interoperability Test Certification            
Life-Cycle Mission Data Plan (LMDP)   R R R  
Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)   R R R R
Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan, Report, Waiver            
Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Quantity     S    
Market Research S S      
Net-Centric Data & Service Strategy   X   X X  
Operational Test Agency (OTA) Report on OT&E activity           R
Peliminary Design Review (PDR) Report       X    
PESHE and NEPA/E.O. 12114 Compliance Schedule       S
Post Implementation Review           X
Program Protection Plan (PPP)   R R R R 
Program Environment, Safety, & Occup Health Evaluation (PESHE)       X X X
Selected Acquisition Report (SAR)       X    
Should-Cost Target   R R R  
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)   S
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program   S
Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment/Determination     R R  
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)   R  R R R  
Technical Data Rights Strategy   X   X X X
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)   X        
Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)     X X X  
Technology Target Risk Assessment          
Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)    R R R R
Test & Evaluation Strategy (TES)   X        
Validated On-line Life-cycle Threat (VOLT)          

MDD = Material Development Decision; FRP = Full Rate Production; RFP = Request for Proposal

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Updated: 2/1/2017

ACAT 3 & Below

MDD MS A  RFP MS B MS C FRP
Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) R R   R R R
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)     R R R R
Acquisition Strategy   S R   R R
Acquisition Information Assurance Strategy   X      
Affordability Analysis R R R R
Alternative Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan or Waiver          
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)   S S   S  
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) Study Guidance R          
Benefit Analysis and Determination    S    
Beyond Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Report            
Capability Development Document (CDD)   R R    
Capability Production Document (CPD)         R  
Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance   S   S S S
Competitive Analysis            
Concept of Operations (CONOPS)   R    
Contract Type Determination            
Core Logistic/Source of Repair Analysis       X X  
Corrosion Prevention Control Plan            
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)   X   X X X
Cybersecurity Strategy   S   S
Data Management Strategy   X   X X X
Develop RFP Release Cost Estimate     X      
DoD Component Cost Estimate   R    
DoD Component Cost Position            
Economic Analysis   X   X X X
Exit Criteria   R   R R  
Full Funding Certification Memorandum            
Industrial Base Capability    R   R  
Independent Cost Estimate (ICE)            
Independent Technology Readiness Assessment       X X  
Information Support Plan (ISP)            
Information Technology and National Security Interoperability Certification          
Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) R          
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) Completed           X
Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy    R R R
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Implementation Plan   R  R R R  
Joint Interoperability Test Certification            
Life-Cycle Mission Data Plan (LMDP)   R R R  
Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)   R R R R
Live-Fire Test and Evaluation Plan, Report, Waiver           S
Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Quantity     S    
Market Research S S  S      
Net-Centric Data & Service Strategy   X   X X  
Operational Test Agency (OTA) Report on OT&E activity           R
Peliminary Design Review (PDR) Report       X    
PESHE and NEPA/E.O. 12114 Compliance Schedule       S
Post Implementation Review           X
Program Protection Plan (PPP)   R R R R 
Program Environment, Safety, & Occup Health Evaluation (PESHE)       S S S
Selected Acquisition Report (SAR)       X    
Should-Cost Target   R R R
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)   S
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program   S
Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment/Determination (SSRA)     R R  
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)   R  R R R  
Technical Data Rights Strategy   X   X X X
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)   R        
Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)     X X X  
 Technology Target Risk Assessment          
Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)    R R R R
Test & Evaluation Strategy (TES)   X        
Validated On-line Life-cycle Threat (VOLT)  R          

MDD = Material Development Decision; FRP = Full Rate Production; RFP = Request for Proposal

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Updated: 2/1/2017