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ACQuipedia serves as an online encyclopedia of common defense acquisition topics. Each topic is identified as an article. Each article contains a definition, a brief narrative that provides context, and includes links to the most pertinent policy, guidance, tools, practices, and training which further augment understanding and expand depth.

ACQuipedia was developed as a collaborative project to create content around Defense Acquisition-related topics. Articles (topics) will be maintained as a collaborative effort of subject matter experts across the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Future growth may expand the collaboration of subject matter experts beyond DAU.

ACQuipedia provides the acquisition workforce with quick access to information in a succinct and digestible format. Article content aggregates the most relevant references and learning assets to narrowly focus users and quickly provide high value information.

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ACQUIPEDIA/program management
Data Rights for technical data and computer software fall into eight categories:   Unlimited…
ACQUIPEDIA/program management
The Assertion List is an early identification of the noncommercial technical data and…
ACQUIPEDIA/program management
DEFENSE EXPORTABILITY FEATURES: The DEF initiatives include the DEF Pilot Program and its…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
According to their DLA at a Glance website, the DLA provides the Army, Marine…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
The DLA prime vendor model is designed to: Use “just-in-time" business practices that shift…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
As indicated above, DLMS are broad-based business rules, policies, procedures, time standards…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
The mission of the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is to deliver microelectronics…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
The Science and Engineering Gamma Irradiation Test (SEGIT) facility was established in 1997 as a…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
While Title 10 USC 31 and 40 provide the statutory foundation and framework for financial and…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
A deferral is a temporary impoundment or holding of funds (e.g., due to technical problems or…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
The DoD FMR is owned/managed by the DoD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).…
ACQUIPEDIA/contracting
Information about the Federal-wide SBIR/STTR Programs is available on the Small Business…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
The timing of depot capability establishment is partially driven by individual program imperatives…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
In simple terms, depot-level maintenance can be thought of in terms of a capability…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Depot maintenance support provided by one Service to another is referred to Depot Maintenance…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Title 10 USC 2460 serves as the basis for a series of statutes that regulate various specific…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Key aspects of the statute include the following: DoD must maintain a core logistics capability…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Key aspects of the statute include the following: Not more than 50% of the funds made available…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Key aspects of the statute are: The SECDEF may not change the performance of depot-level…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
This purpose of 10 USC 2474 is to foster the excellence of DoD depot-level maintenance…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (USD(A&S)) is responsible for…
ACQUIPEDIA/engineering and technical management
DoDI 5000.89 Section 5.3.  (1) DT&E Program Assessments. For ACAT 1B/1C programs on the T…
ACQUIPEDIA/engineering and technical management
DoD employs three formal types of T&E (directed by statute) in the acquisition of systems…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Overview Digital product support is an approach which leverages authoritative system data and…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
As discussed in the comprehensive DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal, DMSMS is traditionally thought…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
Direct cost means any cost that is identified specifically with a particular final cost objective…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Disposal of DoD systems has different definitions, considerations and situations depending upon…
ACQUIPEDIA/program management
The Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
As the authorization and appropriations committees mark up the President’s Budget (PB) request,…
ACQUIPEDIA/engineering and technical management
The DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Version 2.02 facilitates the ability of Department of…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
The Federal Government’s budget is transmitted no later than the first Monday in February to the…
ACQUIPEDIA/contracting
DoD’s Mentor-Protege Program (MPP) is the oldest continuously operating federal mentor-protege…
ACQUIPEDIA/contracting
Per DoD Industrial Base Policy, DoD OSBP’s mission is to “maximize opportunities for small…
ACQUIPEDIA/life cycle logistics
Background Since 1974, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has operated and maintained the DoD PMRP…
ACQUIPEDIA/program management
The Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Capabilities-Based Assessment (…
ACQUIPEDIA/business - financial management and cost estimating
When a bill is introduced to the Congress, it is referred to a committee for further review and…