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    Joint EOD RDT&E and acquisition for EOD specific tools and equipment is managed by the Navy under a Single Manager construct defined in DoDD 5160.62P; what would be the required steps for transforming the Single Manager construct to a JPO? Are their any program size considerations such as ACAT level or FYDP funding profiles? Would the existing MDA initiate this change? If not the MDA, who would or could?


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    PM needs to commence meetings with the OPNAV sponsor and the to-be JPO representatives, as well as program management equities.. PEO/PEOs need to be involved as well. Reps from all equities (requirements; T&E; Logistics, funding; costs; S&E, etc etc) need to be included to discuss implications and arrangements, as do PM MDA and potential JPO MDAs. There will be a lot to work out assuming this is a mandate to become a JPO - and that mandate must already be in place  in writing preferably signed by current PM/current MDA and to-be JPO and future MDA -before meetings begin.

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