Information Technology

Information Technology Acquisition Board

The Information Technology Acquisition Board (ITAB) is the decision forum for Milestone review of Acquisition Category (ACAT) IAM programs. The ITAB contributes strategic-level insight for net-centric, Global Information Grid (GIG), and Information Technology issues when they cannot be resolved at the Overarching Integrated Product Team (OIPT) level. The ITAB facilitates execution of the Milestone Decision Authority’s (MDA) acquisition-related responsibilities for Information Technology.

The ITAB reviews should focus on key principles such as: [1]

An Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) documents the decision(s) resulting from the review.

The Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) or designee chairs the ITAB. ITAB members are the following department officials: [1]

  • Information Technology Overarching Integrated Product Team Leader
  • Cognizant Program Executive Officer(s) and Program Manager(s)
  • Cognizant OSD Principal Staff Assistant(s)
  • Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness)
  • Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
  • Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation;
  • Director, Force Structure (J8)
  • Component Acquisition Executives of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • DoD Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition & Logistics)
  • Director, Systems and Software Engineering
  • DoD Component User Representatives
  • Other ITAB advisors


  • MDA responsibility for IT systems includes National Security Systems, under title 10 and subtitle III of title 40 of the United States Code (formerly known as the Clinger-Cohen Act).

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Updated: 7/20/2017

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