C18.104.22.168. 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
C22.214.171.124. 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&E; Office of the Director, PA&E; and Defense
Information Systems Agency.
C7.5.2. The PM shall identify critical technologies via
the WBS. (See paragraph C5.3.1.)4 Technology
readiness assessments for critical technologies shall occur sufficiently
prior to milestone decision points B and C to provide useful technology
maturity information to the acquisition review process.
C126.96.36.199. All ACAT ID and IAM programs shall have an
OIPT to provide assistance, oversight, and review as the program proceeds
through its acquisition life cycle. An appropriate official within OSD,
typically the Director of Strategic and Tactical Systems or the Principal
Director, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance & Space, shall lead the OIPT for ACAT ID programs. The
Deputy DoD CIO or designee shall lead the OIPT for ACAT IAM programs. The
OIPT for ACAT IAM programs is called the IT OIPT. OIPTs shall comprise the
PM, PEO, DoD Component Staff, Joint Staff, and OSD staff involved in
oversight and review of the particular ACAT ID or IAM program.
C188.8.131.52. The PM, or designee, shall form and lead an
IIPT to support the development of strategies for acquisition and contracts,
cost estimates, evaluation of alternatives, logistics management, training,
cost-performance trade-offs, etc. The PM, assisted by the IIPT, shall
develop and propose to the OIPT, a WIPT structure. The IIPT shall coordinate
the activities of the WIPTs and review issues they do not address. WIPTs
shall meet as required to help the PM plan program structure and
documentation and resolve issues. While there is no one-size-fits-all WIPT
approach, the following basic tenets shall apply:
C184.108.40.206.1. The PM is in charge of the program.
C220.127.116.11.2. IPTs are advisory bodies to the PM.
C18.104.22.168. Direct communication between the program
office and all levels in the acquisition oversight and review process is
expected as a means of exchanging information and building trust.
C7.7.1. It shall be DoD policy to keep reporting
requirements to a minimum. Nevertheless, complete and current program
information is essential to the acquisition process. Consistent with the
tables of required regulatory and statutory information appearing in
reference (a), decision authorities shall require PMs and other participants
in the defense acquisition process to present only the minimum information
necessary to understand program status and make informed decisions. The MDA
shall “tailor-in” program information case-by-case, as necessary. IPTs shall
facilitate the management and exchange of program information.
C7.14.1. PMs shall implement internal management
controls in accordance with DoD Directive 5000.1 (reference (di)), DoD
Instruction 5000.2 (reference (a)), this Regulation, and DoD Directive
5010.38 (reference (dj)). APB parameters shall serve as control objectives.
PMs shall identify deviations from approved APB parameters and exit criteria
as materiel weaknesses. PMs shall focus on results, not process.
C22.214.171.124. Program plans describe the detailed
activities of the acquisition program. In coordination with the PEO, the PM
shall determine the type and number of program plans needed to manage