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ACQUISITION ENCYCLOPEDIA

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
This schedule metric is a measure of schedule task throughput. It compares the cumulative number…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Berry Amendment restricts purchase of the following articles or items, unless items have…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
For a visual depiction of the narrative below, please click on the link “Best Value Continuum”…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background Best value is often discussed in the context of both defense acquisition and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
To meet the statutory requirements of 10 U.S.C. 4171, the Director, DOT&E analyzes the results…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Biennial Budget: The FY1986 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Section 1405) required DoD…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
A bill of materials (BOM), sometimes referred to as a product structure, is a list of the raw…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
In the pursuit of best managing a supply chain, a Program Manager, Product Support Manager,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The three major fiscal law provisions that concern funds execution are the Anti-deficiency…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Budgets at completion (BACs), are established early in the contract at the control account level…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The budgeted cost for work performed, or BCWP, is the dollarized (budgeted) value of all work…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The budgeted cost for work scheduled, or BCWS, is the dollarized value of all work scheduled to be…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
What is Business Process Re-engineering   As it relates to Information Technology (IT), BPR…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
When determining if a product is a “domestic” good, it is the place of mining, production, or…