C7.4. EXIT CRITERIA
C7.4.1. MDAs shall use exit criteria to
establish goals for ACAT I (10 USC 2220(a)(1) (reference (h))) and ACAT IA (Pub. L. 104-106
(1996), Section 5123 (reference (e)
)) programs during an
acquisition phase. At each milestone decision point and at each decision
review, the PM, in collaboration with the IPT, shall develop and propose
exit criteria appropriate to the next phase or effort of the program. The
OIPT will review the proposed exit criteria and recommend exit criteria to
the MDA. The MDA shall approve and publish exit criteria in the ADM.
C7.4.2. Phase-specific exit criteria
normally track progress in important technical, schedule, or management risk
areas. Unless waived or modified by the MDA, exit criteria must be
substantially satisfied for the program to continue with additional
activities within an acquisition phase or to proceed into the next
acquisition phase, depending on the decision with which they are associated.
Exit criteria shall not be part of the APB and are not intended to repeat or
replace APB requirements or the entrance criteria specified in DoD
Instruction 5000.2 (reference (a) ). They shall not
cause program deviations. The DAES shall report the status of exit criteria.
(See paragraph C7.15.3. and Appendix