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Task Information v2The Defense Acquisition System is comprised of a number of important tasks that plays a key role in the development of defense system. These specialized tasks help plan, develop, manage, design, test, maintain, finance and operate a wide variety of defense systems from satellites, communication equipment, submarines to actual video games. Within this section you will find a lot of information geared towards 12 tasks that are vitally important to the overall acquisition process. Start exploring these tasks below!

Proposal Development

Requirements Development

Earned Value Management (EVM)

DoDAF Architecting

Cost Estimating

Major Acquisition Reviews

Purchasing & Small Business

Technology Development

Schedule Development

Modeling & Simulation

Risk & Safety Management


Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)

The DoD management technique that simultaneously integrates all essential acquisition processes and activities through the use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to optimize design, manufacturing, and supportability processes. IPPD facilitates meeting cost and performance objectives from product concept through production, including field support.

Main Acquisition Guidebook

DAG Picture

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) is the main guide that details the overall DoD acquisition and procurement process. It provides the detailed guidance for the development, execution and disposal of all DoD acquisition program. It’s designed to complement the policy documents governing DoD acquisitions by providing the acquisition workforce with discretionary best practice that should be tailored to the needs of each program.