Appendix B: Combined Government/Industry Acquisition
The flowchart immediately following this page is a strategic part of the
best practices baselines. It is invaluable for helping those involved in
a risk assessment know they are not omitting critical technical processes, no
matter where they are in the design process.
The key below will help you read the flowchart and understand the interplay
of defense acquisition milestones with industry practices. Immediately following
the fold-out flowchart you will find a "Guide to Industry
Acquisition Activities," a support document offering an explanation of the activities keyed to the small circled numbers on
The flowchart (shown above) is a large format image and has been
split up into five smaller images for easier viewing. The images go from left to
right through each Milestone.
Milestone I (b)
Milestone II-III (b)