Acquisition Process

Acquisition Process

Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is a technical assessment that establishes the Allocated Baseline of a system to ensure a system is operationally effective.  A PDR is conducted before the start of detailed design work and is the first opportunity for the Government to closely observe the Contractor’s hardware and software design.  This review assesses the allocated design …

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Operational Test Readiness Review

The Operational Test Readiness Review (OTRR) assesses if a system should proceed into Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E).  The review addresses and verifies system reliability, maintainability, and supportability performance and determines if the hazards and Environmental, Safety, Occupational, and Health (ESOH) residual risks are manageable within the planned testing operations.  This assessment determines if …

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Production Readiness Review (PRR)

The Production Readiness Review (PRR) assesses a program to determine if the design is ready for production. It assesses if the prime contractor and major subcontractors have accomplished adequate production planning without incurring unacceptable risks that will breach thresholds of schedule, performance, cost, or other established criteria. PRRs are normally performed as a series of …

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System Functional Review (SFR)

The System Functional Review (SFR) is a technical review to ensure that the system’s functional baseline is established and can satisfy the requirements of the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) or draft Capability Development Document (CDD) within the currently allocated budget and schedule. It also determines whether the system’s lower-level performance requirements are fully defined and …

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NSS 03-01

Note: RECENDED on 23 March 2009  The National Security Space Policy (NSS) 03-01 provides the guidance for the development of spaces acquisition systems for the DoD.  It provides the policies and principles that form the foundation for all space DoD programs and establishes a management framework for translating user needs and technology opportunities into stable, …

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Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP)

A Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) (10 USC § 2430) is a program that meets or exceeds the Acquisition Category (ACAT) I requirements in DoD Instruction 5000.85 “Major Capability Acquisition” and is classified as an MDAP by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) or Under Secretary of Defense (USD) Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S). Instruction: DoD Instruction …

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Major Automated Information System (MAIS)

A Major Automated Information System (MAIS) is a defense acquisition program for an Automated Information System (AIS) that meets Acquisition Category (ACAT) IA requirements listed below.  An AIS is a system of computer hardware, computer software, data, and/or telecommunications that performs functions such as collecting, processing, storing, transmitting, and displaying information. A MAIS is determined …

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Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP)

The Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) is conducted during the Production and Deployment (PD) Phase.  LRIP is the point in time where manufacturing development is completed and the ability to produce a small-quantity set of articles to provide for representation at Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E).  It also establishes an initial production base and sets …

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