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    As per PL 110-417, Configuration Steering Boards are an annual requirement for Major Defense Acquisitions Programs. Selected Acquisition Report requirements cease when a program is at 90% delivered in terms of the acquisition quantity or 90% expended. When does the annual requirement for a Configuration Steering Board end? Does the same standard as with SAR reporting apply in that when a program is at 90% delivered in terms of the acquisition quantity or 90% expended, the CSB requirement ceases?


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    Configuration Steering Boards (CSB) were established to review requirements changes and any significant technical configuration changes for ACAT 1 and 1A programs in development that have the potential to result in cost and schedule impacts to the program. Such changes were to be generally rejected, deferring them to future blocks or increments. Changes could not be approved unless funds were identified and schedule impacts mitigated. As a practical matter, development is complete and design stabilized at the Full Rate Production Decision (FRPD).  The need for a CSB should end as part of the FRPD and documented accordingly by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) in the Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM).
     

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