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Acquisition Process

Acquisition of Services

DoD Instruction 5000.74 establishes the policy, responsibilities, portfolio management, data collection, requirements development, and provides direction for the acquisition of contracted services. It compliments DoD Instruction 5000.02 “Operations of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework”.  It provides guidance for the acquisition of contracted services from private sector entities by the DoD with a total estimated acquisition value …

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Section 806 “Developing, Prototyping, Deployment of Weapons System Components or Technology”

Note: Page still in development once we understand more FY 17 NDAA Section 806 Prototype within 2 years SecDef shall, within RDT&E budget, set forth amounts requested for Development, prototyping, and experimentation of weapon system components or other technologies, incl those based on commercial items and technologies, separate from acquisition programs of record Amounts shall …

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Business & Marketing

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments

An Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments (5 CFR 334) permit the temporary assignment of skilled career employees to positions with Federal Agencies, State, local governments, Indian tribes, institutes of higher learning, and other eligible organizations. The assignment must be for specific work beneficial to both entities. The assignment should be used to achieve one of …

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Acquisition Process

Middle Tier of Acquisition (Section 804)

Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) is a rapid acquisition interim approach that focuses on delivering capability in a period of 2-5 years with rapid prototypes and rapid fielding with proven technology. The approach is part of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. Definition: The Middle Tier of Acquisition pathway is used to rapidly develop fieldable prototypes within an …

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Tutorials

Critical Design Review (CDR)

Description:  A Critical Design Review (CDR) is a multi-disciplined technical review to ensure that a system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test and can meet stated performance requirements within cost, schedule, and risk. Video Date: 14 Jan 2018 References: Critical Design Review Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Section 4 Checklist: DoD Critical Design Review (CDR) Checklist …

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Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)

Description:  The Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) is a list of authorized data requirements for a specific procurement that forms part of a contract. Video Date: 10 December 2017 References: Cost Data Requirements List (CDRL) DD Form 1423 – Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) DFAR Subpart 215.470 Website: ASSIST – Quick Search

Technology Development

RDT&E Management Support

RDT&E Management Support (BA-6) includes research, development, test and evaluation efforts and funds to sustain and/or modernize the installations or operations required for general research, development, test and evaluation. Test ranges, military construction, maintenance support of laboratories, operation and maintenance of test aircraft and ships, and studies and analyses in support of the RDT&E program …

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Technology Development

Advanced Component Development & Prototypes

Advanced Component Development & Prototypes (ACD&P) (BA-4) finances efforts necessary to evaluate integrated technologies, representative models, or prototype systems in high fidelity and realistic operating environment are funded in this BA. The ACD&P phase includes system-specific efforts that help expedite technology transition from the laboratory to operational use. Emphasis is on proving component and subsystem …

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System Development and Demonstration

System Development & Demonstration programs (BA-5) have passed Milestone B approval and are conducting engineering and manufacturing development tasks aimed at meeting validated requirements prior to full-rate production. This BA is characterized by major line item projects and program control is exercised by review of individual programs and projects. Prototype performance is near or at …

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