Is Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) still a defined term in DoD? Is there a better term to use such as RDT&E and Procurement and will that cover all aspects of the Acquisition processes?
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Mr. Northup, per our phone conversation I contacted the DoD Terminology Office to investigate why the term was removed from the joint terminology database with no replacement being identified. I have not received an applicable response. As a result, I further researched the term and found it still in use throughout Navy doctrine. Therefore, until the DoD Terminology Office identifies a suitable term, I suggest you continue the use in your organization’s vernacular. I will continue attempting communication with DoD and contact you with any further guidance.