Para 7.2 Decision Points
There are three types of decision point:
milestones, decision reviews, and interim progress reviews. Each decision
point results in a decision to initiate, continue, advance, or terminate a
project or program work effort or phase. The review associated with each
decision point shall typically address program progress and risk, affordability, program trade-offs,
acquisition strategy updates, and the development of exit criteria for the
next phase or effort.
Para 7.3.1 Defense Acquisition Board (DAB)
The program manager (PM) shall brief the acquisition
program to the DAB and specifically emphasize technology maturity, risk management, affordability, critical program
information, technology protection, and rapid delivery to the user.
Para 7.4 Exit Criteria
Phase-specific exit criteria normally track progress
in important technical, schedule, or management risk areas. The exit criteria serve as
accomplishments that, when successfully achieved, demonstrate that the program
is on track to achieve its final program goals.
Para 7.5 Technology
Technology maturity shall measure the degree to
which proposed critical technologies meet program objectives. Technology
maturity is a principal element of program risk.... TRLs enable consistent, uniform,
discussions of technical maturity, across different types of technologies.
Decision authorities shall consider the recommended TRLs when assessing program
Para 7.12 Cost Analysis Improvement Group
The DoD Component responsible for acquisition of a
system shall cooperate with the CAIG and provide the cost, programmatic, and
technical information required to estimate costs and appraise cost risks.
Para 7.15.7 Contract Management
Except for high-cost or high-risk elements, the required level of reporting
detail shall be limited to level three of the contract WBS.
Para 18.104.22.168 Contractor Cost Data Reporting
CCDR reporting is not required for contracts priced
below $6.5 million. The CCDR requirement on high-risk or high-technical-interest contracts priced
between $6.5 and $42 million is left to the discretion of the Cost WIPT.
Level of Cost Reporting.
Routine reporting shall be at the contract WBS level three for prime
contractors and key subcontractors. Only low-level elements that address high
risk, high value, or high technical
interest areas of a program shall require detailed reporting below level three.