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    Could you please provide me with miliary or defense agency sources for defintions of the following terms: advanced technologies, emerging technologies, and obsolete technologies?


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    A search of relevant policy documentation and the FAR/DFARS does not reveal an "official" DoD definition of these terms. An informal definition from several subject matter experts is provided FYI below:

    Advanced Technology-a technology in the BA3 category which is a candidate for transition to an acquisition program.

    Emerging Technology-a technology transitioning from BA1/2 to BA3 and can be considered for application to a specific system(s)

    Obsolete Technology-a technology which can be defeated by an adversary or has been replaced by a new technology

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