Acquisition Process
- Overview: Acquisition Process
- Overview: Procurement Process
- Pre-Phase A:Materiel Solution Analysis
- Phase A: Technology Development
- Phase B: EMD
- Phase C: Production & Deployment
- Phase C: Operations & Support
 
- Aquisition Category (ACAT)
- Acquisition Decision Memorandum
- Acquisition Plan
- Acquisition Phases
- Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)
- Acquisition Strategy
- Alternative Materiel Solution (AMS)
- Alternative System Review (ASR)
- Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
- Capabilty Production Document (CPD)
- Critical Design Review (CDR)
- Defense Acquisition Board (DAB)
- Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) Report
- Disposal and Demilitarization Phase
- DoD Directive 5000.01
- DoD Instruction 5000.02
- DoD Space Acquisitions System
- Evolutionary Acquisition
- Exit /Entrance Criteria
- Fight Readiness Review (FRR)
- Full-Operational Capability (FOC)
- Full-Rate Production Decision Review
- Initegrated Baseline Review (IBR)
- In-Service Review (ISR)
- Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
- Initial Operational Test & Evaluation
- Live-Fire Test & Evaluation (LFT&E)
- Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP)
- Major Automated Information System
- Major Defense Acquisition Program
- Major Reviews
- Materiel Development Decision (MDD)
- Milestone A
- Milestone B
- Milestone C
- Milestone Requirements Matrix
- Milestone Decision Authority (MDA)
- Milestone Overview
- NSS 03-01 - Space Regulation
- Operational Test Readiness Review
- Production & Deployment Phase
- Performance-Based Acquisitions
- Production Readiness Review (PRR)
- Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
- Selected Acquisition Report (SAR)
- System Functional Review (SFR)
- System Verification Review (SVR)
- Technology Development Strategy
- Test Readiness Review (TRR)
- Technology Readiness Assessment
Acquisition Process
Major Automated Information System  

A Major Automated Information System (MAIS) is an acquisition program for an Automated Information System (AIS) that meets Acquisition Category (ACAT) IA requirements listed below.  An AIS is a system of computer hardware, computer software, data and/or telecommunications that performs functions such as collecting, processing, storing, transmitting and displaying information.  

A MAIS is determined for an acquisition program for an Automated Information System (either as a product or a service) that is either:

Acquisition
Category
Reason for ACAT Designation Decision Authority
ACAT IA

ACAT IA are programs that are classified as Major Automated Information System (MAIS) designated by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) as:

Cost Estimated to Exceed:

  •  $32 million (FY 2000 constant dollars), for all increments, regardless of appropriation or fund source, directly related to the AIS definition, design, development, and deployment, and incurred in any single fiscal year; or
  • $126 million (FY 2000 constant dollars), for all expenditures, for all increments, regardless of appropriation or fund source, directly related to the AIS definition, design, development, and deployment, and incurred from the beginning of the Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA) Phase through deployment at all sites; or
  • $378 million (FY 2000 constant dollars) for all expenditures, for all increments, regardless of appropriation or fund source, directly related to the AIS definition, design, development, deployment, operations and maintenance, and incurred from the beginning of the MSA phase through sustainment for the estimated useful life of the system
USD (AT&L) or designee

Economic Analysis (EA)
An EA is normally associated with MAIS acquisition programs. DoD Instruction 5000.02, Enclosure 4, Table 2-1, requires that an Economic Analysis be performed in support of the Milestone A, Milestone B, and Full-Rate Production Decision (FRPD) (or equivalent) reviews for MAIS. The purpose of the EA is to determine the best AIS program acquisition alternative, by assessing the net costs and benefits of the proposed AIS program relative to the status quo. In general, the best alternative will be the one that meets validated capability needs at the lowest Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) (measured in net present value terms), and/or provides the most favorable return on investment. [1]

Program Authority
For a MAIS program, consultation with the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OASD(NII)), Office of Deputy to the ASD(NII) for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Information Technology Acquisition is recommended, unless the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics [AT&L] ) has retained authority for the program. [1]

- See Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)

Defnse Business System (DBS)
The DoD Components are required to establish or employ decision bodies with similar responsibilities for Defnse Business System (DBS) that do not meet the MAIS threshold.

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AcqLinks:
- [1] Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) - Chapter 3.6
- DoD Directive 5000.01 "Defense Acquisition System" - 20 Nov 2007
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System" - 26 Nov 2013

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