The following paragraphs detail
procedures for the assessment reviews associated with major decision points.
C7.3.1. Defense Acquisition Board (DAB)
C18.104.22.168. The DAB shall advise the USD(AT&L) on critical acquisition decisions. The
USD(AT&L) shall chair the DAB, and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff shall serve as vice-chair. DAB membership shall comprise
the following executives: Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); Under
Secretary of Defense (Policy); Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel
and Readiness); ASD(C3I)/DoD CIO; DOT&E; and the Secretaries of the Army, the Navy,
and the Air Force. United States Joint Forces Command shall be available
to comment on interoperability and integration issues that the JROC
forwards to the DAB. The DAE may ask other department officials to
participate in reviews, as required.
C22.214.171.124. The reviews shall focus on
key principles to include interoperability, time-phased requirements
related to an evolutionary approach, and demonstrated technical maturity.
DAB reviews, and milestones in particular, typically require extensive
supporting documentation, per enclosure 3 of reference (a)
C126.96.36.199. The DAE shall conduct DAB
reviews at major program milestones and at the Full-Rate Production
Decision Review (if not delegated to the CAE), and at other times, as
necessary. An ADM shall document the decision(s) resulting from the
C188.8.131.52. The 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. The PM shall
address any interoperability and supportability requirements linked to
other systems, and indicate whether those requirements will be satisfied
by the acquisition strategy under review. If the program is part of a
system-of-systems architecture, the PM shall brief the DAB in that
context. If the architecture includes less than ACAT I programs that are
key to achieving the expected operational capability, the PM shall also
discuss the status of and dependence on those programs.
C7.3.2. DoD CIO Reviews
C184.108.40.206. DoD CIO Reviews shall provide
the forum for ACAT IAM milestones, for deciding critical ACAT IAM issues
when they cannot be resolved at the OIPT level, and for enabling the
execution of the DoD CIO.s acquisition-related responsibilities for IT,
including NSS, under the Clinger-Cohen Act and Title 10 U.S.C. (references (bn) and (dd)
). Wherever possible, these reviews shall take place in the
context of the existing IPT and acquisition milestone review process.
Where appropriate, an ADM shall typically document the decision(s)
resulting from the review.
C220.127.116.11. To meet the DoD CIO's
acquisition-related responsibilities under references (bn) and (dd)
reviews shall focus on key principles such as:
C18.104.22.168.1. Support of mission needs
as described in Defense Planning Guidance, Joint Vision 2020, the DoD
Information Management Strategic Plan, the operational view of the
approved Global Information Grid (GIG) Integrated Architecture, and the
approved GIG CRD.
C22.214.171.124.2. Compliance with
GIG-related policies and the approved GIG Integrated Architecture.
implementation plans and status implications of program and budget
Principal participants at DoD CIO reviews shall include (as appropriate to the
issue being examined) the following department officials: the Deputy DoD CIO;
IT OIPT Leader; ACAT ID OIPT Leaders; Cognizant PEO(s) and PM(s); Cognizant
OSD PSA; CAEs and CIOs of the Army, the Navy, and the Air
Force. Participants shall also include (as appropriate to the
issue being examined) executive-level representatives from the following organizations: Office
of USD(AT&L); Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); Office
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Office of DOT and E; Office of the Director,
PA&E; and Defense Information Systems Agency.
C126.96.36.199. The DoD CIO may ask other
Department officials to participate in reviews, as required.