When did the AoA requirement become statutory for ACAT II and III programs?
Yes, the MDA has the authority to waive the AOA for ACAT II and III programs. Since your program is in the sustainment phase, there is no need for ICDs or CDDs. If, however, you are planning to upgrade the system's
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capabilities in the future then these development documents may be necessary based on the dollar value of the upgrade (DODI 5000.02, Enclosure 4).