The PEO is responsible for ensuring CCA compliance before approving entry into the acquisition framework. Proof of CCA compliance is normally provided in a memo from the CIO indicating such. For ACAT III programs (or non-MAIS IT modernization efforts), can confirmation of CCA compliance be delegated from the component CIO to a PEO (MDA)? Can the PEO also act as the CIO for ACAT III programs?
DODI 5000.02, Enclosure 3, is the department's policy on delegation of Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for ACAT III programs. Please see: https://acc.dau.mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=332542
DoD Instructions are mandatory for all DoD programs. The Component Acquisition Executive (CAE) or Service Acquisition Executive (SAE) for the Air Force is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (ASAF(A)).
Currently, this billet is vacant: http://ww3.safaq.hq.af.mil/
Yes, the CAE/SAE can delegate the MDA authority and Title 40/Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) authority to a subordinate Program Executive Officer (PEO). Please check with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (ASAF(A)).