Technology Development
- Overview: Technology Development
- Advanced Technology Demonstration
- Independent Research & Development
- Defense Science Board (DSB)
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
- Critical Technology Element (CTE)
- Advanced Technology Demonstration
- Advanced Technology Development
- Applied / Basic Research
- Budget Activity (BA)
- Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA)
- Critical Technology Element (CTE)
- Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
- Defense Science Board (DSB)
- Demonstration & Validation
- Independent Research & Development
- Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)
- Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL)
- Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
- Patent
- Research & Development Cost
- Research/Technology Funding Opportunities
- Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
- Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)  
- Technology Assessment/Control Plan
- Technology Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)
- Technology Development Strategy
- Technology Readiness Assessment
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
- Technology Release Roadmap
- Technology Roadmap
- Technology Transition Initiative (TTI)
Technology Development
Technology Assessment/Control Plan

The Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP) is prepared by the Program Manager (PM) when there will be foreign involvement on a program. It’s prepared after completing the identification of Critical Program Information (CPI) and the Security Classification Guide (SCG). The TA/CP does the following: [1]


The Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP) is composed of four sections: [1]
  1. Program Concept: This section requires a concise description of the purpose of the acquisition program.
  2. Nature and Scope of Effort and the Objectives: This section briefly explains the operational and technical objectives of the program (e.g., co-production, cooperative research and development) and discusses any foreign participation or involvement.
  3. Technology Assessment: This section analyzes the technology involved in the program, its value, and the consequences of its compromise. It should provide conclusions regarding the need for protective security measures and the advantages and disadvantages of any foreign participation in the program, in whole or in part, and should describe foreign sales.
  4. Control Plan: The fourth section, describe actions that are to be taken to protect U.S. interests when foreign involvement or sales are anticipated. Those actions should be specific and address specific risks, if any, as discussed in the technology assessment. Actions might include withholding certain information, stringent phasing of releases, or development of special security requirements.


Delegation of Disclosure Authority Letter (DDL) is a recommendation for foreign involvement, disclosure of the program to foreign interests, request for authority to conclude an international agreement, or a decision to authorize foreign sales. The TA/CP provides the basis for the DDL.        


AcqLinks and References:
- [1] Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) – Chapter
- Executive Order 12958 “Classified National Security Information” 28 March 2003
- DoD Directive 5205.02 “DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program” 6 March 2006
- DoD Directive 5230.11 “Disclosure of Classified Info to Foreign Government/International Organization” 19 June 1992
- National Security Decision Memorandum (NSDM) 119
- Briefing: Foreign Disclosure 101 by Major Dave Grob
- Sample: Delegation of Disclosure Authority Letter from International Programs Security Handbook
- Website: International Programs Security Handbook
- Website: National Disclosure Policy (NDP-1)
- Website: Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
- Website: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)


Click Here!


Click Here!