Could you please define life of the appropriation? Is it the active life (2 years for RDT&E) or active life plus 5 years in the expired status?
The life of an appropriation is the period of time it is available for obligation. A reference to the life of an appropriation is found in the DoD FMR in Volume 2A, Chapter 1, 010202 Full Funding of Procurement Programs, paragraph B3: “Long lead-time procurements shall be for components, parts, and material whose lead-times are greater than the life of the appropriation (3-5 years).”
In contrast, the phrase “The life cycle of an appropriation” is used by the FMR (Volume 2A Chapter 1 paragraph 010107 B. 25) to refer to the period of obligation and expiration (before the appropriation is cancelled).
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|Normal Life Cycle of Appropriations: |
| __________Years For__________ |
||End of |
|| Canceled |
||*Extended to 15-years under certain circumstances. |