3.1. Defense Acquisition Management Framework. Figure 1
depicts the Defense Acquisition Management Framework.
3.1.1. Consistent with reference (c), the program manager (PM)
and the MDA shall exercise discretion and prudent business judgment to
structure a tailored, responsive, and innovative program.
3.1.2. The MDA may authorize entry into the acquisition system
at any point, consistent with phase-specific entrance criteria and statutory
requirements. Progress through the acquisition life cycle depends on
obtaining sufficient knowledge to continue to the next stage of development.
3.1.3. The tables at enclosure 3 identify the statutory and
regulatory information requirements of each milestone and decision point.
Additional non-mandatory guidance on best practices, lessons learned, and
expectations is available in a guidebook at http://dod5000.dau.mil/.