Each Naval PoPS phase corresponds to a DON Gate, however, these
phases are also applicable to Acquisition Milestones and program management
reviews based on the program
stage in the acquisition life cycle.
Figures 13 through 21 on the following pages capture the beginning and end
point in the acquisition process that defines each Naval PoPS phase and also
highlights the applicable Metrics. Gate 1 (Figure 13) is the only Naval PoPS phase
that does not include all 17 Metrics in the Program Health Assessment process.
Criteria also vary by Naval PoPS phase and those specifics are described
separately in the Naval PoPS Criteria Handbook. The Naval PoPS phases