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    If the organization wishes to continue this practice, what would be necessary from Defense acquisition standpoint to establish sets that have an enduring requirement like this? Would we require new CPD/CDD to establish a requirement for continued procurement of technology refresh? How would we establish that in the POM to secure the funding? Is there a piece to defense acquisition we are missing?


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    Our answer assumes it is a capacity issue with commercial items. A very common problem with no clear solutions since DCRs do

    not carry the weight of the ORD/CDD in Acquisition community or competing in the POM. 

    If the capability is truly only commercial items that are not modified for military use, then the black and white answer is a DCR.

    However, if they want to have a CDD, the CDD update should be very easy because only changes are staffed.

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