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PPBE Process

Execution Phase

The Execution Phase is the real-world application of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process. The execution review occurs simultaneously with program and budget reviews. The execution review provides feedback to the senior leadership concerning the effectiveness of current and prior resource allocations. Over time, metrics are being developed to support the execution review that …

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JCIDS Process

Capability Production Document (CPD)

Update: The CPD has been eliminated from the JCIDS process The Capability Production Document (CPD) captures the information necessary to support production, testing, and deployment of an affordable and supportable increment within an acquisition strategy. The CPD identifies, in threshold/objective format, the specific attributes that contribute most significantly to the desired operational capability. The CPD …

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Acquisition Process

Production & Deployment (PD) Phase

The Production and Deployment (PD) Phase is where a system that satisfies an operational capability is produced and deployed to an end-user.  The phase has two major efforts; (1) Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and (2) Full-Rate Production and Deployment (FRP&D).  The phase begins after a successful Milestone C review and Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) …

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PPBE Process

Budgeting Phase

The Budgeting Phase of the PPBE Process includes formulation, justification, execution, and control of an organization’s or program’s budget. The primary purpose of the Budgeting phase is to scrutinize the first one or two years of a program’s budget to ensure efficient use of resources and to produce a DoD budget request that can be …

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PPBE Process

Programming Phase

The Programming Phase of the PPBE process defines and analyzes alternative force structures, weapon systems, and support systems together with their multi-year resource implications and the evaluation of various tradeoff options. The Programming Phase is the process for balancing and integrating resources among the various programs according to certain priorities. The Programming Phase begins with the …

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Acquisition Process

Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (TMRR) Phase

The Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (TMRR) Phase is one of five phases that make up the defense acquisition process. It’s focused on making sure a program is ready to enter into the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase by having reduced risk, mature requirements, funding, and stable programitics. Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (TMRR) …

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Acquisition Process

Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA) Phase

The Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA) Phase assesses potential solutions for a needed capability in an Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) and satisfies the phase-specific Entrance Criteria for the next program milestone designated by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA). The MSA phase is critical to program success and achieving materiel readiness because it’s the first opportunity to …

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PPBE Process

Types of Funds

DoD appropriated funds are divided into two (2) basic types; (1) investment funds and (2) expense funds. The defining of acquisition as either investment or expense or even a combination of the two, is not always simple. Generally, however, the following definitions apply. [1] Investment: Includes the cost of real property and capital assets which …

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