Yes, they are. Your query probably stems from the 24 Feb 2011 memo from PRINCIPAL DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Subject "Expected Business Practice: Post-Critical Design Review Reports and Assessments". This memo merely states for MDAP programs that the DASD(SE) will lead the review and will generate the assessment, likely in concert with the PM who has topresent it to the MDA. The memo also encourages the Component MDA'S to consider similar assignment of CDR reporting responsibilities for acquisitionprograms under their cognizance. The results of that assessment are then briefed to the MDA.