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Environmental Assessment Impact Statement

An Environmental Assessment (EA) contains an estimate of whether or not a proposed system will adversely affect the environment or be environmentally controversial. It’s a document for which a Federal agency is responsible that serves to: Identify possible environmental effects. Propose measurements to mitigate adverse effects. Briefly provide sufficient evidence and analysis for determining whether …

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Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. DARPA is independent of other more conventional military R&D and reports directly to senior Department of Defense management. DARPA has around 240 personnel (about 140 technical) …

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DoD Research & Engineering Enterprise

  The Department of Defense (DoD) Research & Engineering Enterprise provides science and technology leadership throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Its focus is to prioritize and coordinate the research and engineering efforts across the DoD. The Enterprise is led by The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)). The ASD(R&E) enterprise is …

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Engineering Development Model (EDM)

An Engineering Development Model (EDM) is a system acquired during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase that is built from approved Critical Design Review (CDR) drawings. It may be used for development and operational testing to demonstrate maturing performance during the latter stages of development and to finalize proposed production specifications and drawings. Initial …

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Data Call

A Data Call is a response by a Program Manager (PM) to solicit/collect data and/or information from the contractor(s) or other government organizations. The data can be used to help the government develop requirements, standards, databases, Request for Proposals (RFP), or conduct analysis. In response to a data call, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) candidate …

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Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a robust process by which to design and develop systems that effectively and affordably integrate human capabilities and limitations. It includes humans, in their different roles in the system (as operator, maintainer, trainer, designer, etc.). Systems including hardware, software, and processes (including the acquisition process and the design process), and …

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Engineering Change Proposal (ECP)

An Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) is a management tool used to propose a configuration change to a Configuration Item (CI) and its government-baselined performance requirements and configuration documentation during an acquisition program. [1] Handbook: MIL-HDBK-61A: “Configuration Management Guidance”  Chapter 6.2 Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) Initiation The initiation of an ECP begins at the government’s request unless …

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