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Issue Resolution

ABUS 040


In the context of the DoD Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management Process, the process for identifying and addressing events or conditions that have already occurred, are occurring, or are certain to occur in the future and which have a potential negative impact on the program.

Alternate Definition
  1. Something in dispute or to be decided.
  2. In the context of risk management, a problem or occurrence which has occurred due to realization of a root cause. A current issue was likely a risk in the past that was ignored or not successfully mitigated.
General Information


There is an EVM Interpretation and Issue Resolution Request


The PARCA EVM Interpretation and Issue Resolution (IIR) Process provides both Industry and Government a vehicle for formally submitting requests to PARCA regarding existing DoD EVM policy and guidance. The process is intended to be used when a particular question or concern cannot be answered within the requestor's natural organization's chain of command. Where appropriate, IIR responses are made available to the public via lessons learned on the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section on the PARCA EVM website. FAQs reflect guidance on the interpretation of DoD EVM policy and guidance to promote a common understanding and consistent implementation of DoD EVM Policy throughout the EVM community. Any information, guidance, or recommended resolutions provided by PARCA EVM through the IIR process do not replace any contractual documents, requirements, or any Contracting Officer's direction on a given contract.


During the Programming Phase of PPBE OSD may form "Issue Teams" to:


  • Support development of a balanced portfolio of defense capabilities to provide the best defense for the nation.
  • Develop a broad range of well-thought out capability and program alternatives that enable the Secretary and other civilian and military leaders of the Department to make decisions that improve our nation's defense.
  • Provide deeper insight into the costs of major acquisition programs that enables responsible budgeting and proactive management decisions so that the Department can control cost and achieve savings.