3. ASSIGNMENT OF PROGRAM EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
a. Unless a
waiver is granted for a particular program by the USD(AT&L), CAEs shall
assign acquisition program responsibilities to a PEO for all ACAT I, ACAT IA,
and sensitive classified programs, or for any other program determined by the
CAE to require dedicated executive management.
b. Unless a
waiver is granted by the DAE or CAE, a PEO shall be experienced and certified
in acquisition management. Waivers should be strictly avoided.
c. The PEO shall
be dedicated to executive management and shall not have other command
responsibilities unless waived by the USD(AT&L).
d. The CAE shall
make this assignment no later than program initiation, or within 3 months of
estimated total program cost reaching the appropriate dollar threshold for
ACAT I and ACAT IA programs. CAEs may determine that a specific PM shall
report directly, without being assigned to a PEO, whenever such direct
reporting is appropriate. The CAE shall notify the USD(AT&L) of the
decision to have a PM report directly to the CAE.
program responsibilities for programs not assigned to a PEO or a
direct-reporting PM shall be assigned to a commander of a systems, logistics,
or materiel command. In order to transition from a PEO to a commander of a
systems, logistics, or materiel command, a program or increment of capability
shall, at a minimum, have passed IOC, have achieved full-rate production, be
certified as interoperable within the intended operational environment, and be
supportable as planned.