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 Defense Acquisition Program


A Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) (10 USC 2430) is a program that meet or exceeds the ACAT I requirements in DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System" and is classified as a MDAP by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) or Under Secretary of Defense (USD) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L).
 
Acquisition
Category
Reason for ACAT Designation Decision Authority
ACAT I ACAT I programs are defined as Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP).

Cost Estimate to Exceed:

- Total Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) >= $365 Million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 dollars
- Total Procurement >= $2.190 Billion in FY Year 2000 dollars

Sub-Categories:
1. ACAT IC: For which the MDA is the DoD Component Head or, if delegated, the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE). The C refers to Component

2. ACAT ID: For which the MDA is USD (AT&L). The D refers to Defense Acquisition Board (DAB),which advises the USD (AT&L) at major decision points.
USD (AT&L) or delegate for sub-categories
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 through sustainment for the estimated useful life of the system.
USD (AT&L) or designee

The Secretary of Defense may adjust the amounts listed above on the basis of Department of Defense (DoD) escalation rates. An adjustment under this subsection shall be effective after the Secretary transmits a written notification of the adjustment to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.

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AcqLinks and References:
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System" - 26 Nov 2013 - Enclosure 1
- DoD 5000.2R "Mandatory Procedures MDAP and MAIS Acquisition Programs" 5 April 2002
- DoD AT&L "MDAP List" 6 July 2009 
- Website: 10 USC 2430 - Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) Defined 

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