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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
The analytical work conducted as part of a CBA provides the traceability between strategic…
The sponsoring Service or Agency prepares the CDD during the Technology Maturation and Risk…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
The CMMI combined 3 models into a single framework for collections of best practices in process…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The SecDef is required by law (Title 10 USC 2451, Defense supply management) to develop a…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The DoD's implementation of Category Management (CM) consists of a structured, data-driven…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
As shown in the Figure below, the CMLC is comprised of interdisciplinary representatives from the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
AFI 63-101/ 20-101 provides policy related to the USAF's CAM system.  Air…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Origins of the CCA. Initially, Division D and Division E of the 1996 National Defense…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
According to the NIST Special Publication 800-145, the Cloud model is composed of five essential…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Since the passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), the preference…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Commercial Item Group (CIG) The Commercial Item Group (CIG) is a group within the Cost and Pricing…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 4151.18, Maintenance of Military Materiel, directs…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
FAR 19.502-2 requires each acquisition of supplies or services that has and anticipated dollar…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
A DoD Component Cost Estimate is provided to the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) and to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The DoD Component will establish a documented DoD Component Cost Position that covers the entire…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
A CONOPS is a verbal or graphic statement of a commander’s assumptions or intent in regard to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The first step in the budget enactment process – the Concurrent Budget Resolution (CBR) – provides…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
According to DoD Instruction 4151.22, Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) for Materiel…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Description Society of Automative Engineers (SAE) Electronics Industries Association…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Using a judicial example, Judge Jones would encounter a personal conflict of interest in the court…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
What is a Congress?  Each two-year term of the U.S. Congress is called a Congress. Congresses…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Congressional Enactment is a three-step process: (1) budget resolution, (2) authorization, and (3…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Many in the federal government believe that construction can be classified as a commercial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
There has been much attention on contingency contracting in both Iraq and Afghanistan. However,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
If Congress is unable to pass one or more appropriations acts by 1 October (the beginning of the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Primary Concept:  Variation is the Enemy The cornerstone of the CPI/LSS approach is captured…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Contract Disputes statute governs the payment of contract claims. Government policy is to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Once the procuring or administrative contracting officer confirms that all receivables have been…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Debriefings are different from notifications to unsuccessful offerors. The contracting officer…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The CEA process uses defined playbooks for a given services portfolio group with targeted…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) use the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The Contract Funds Status Report (CFSR) supplies funding data about defense contracts to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Contract modifications (frequently referred to as "mods") are common actions for many contracting…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
USD(A&S) Memo: Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report (IPMDAR) Data Item…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Contracting officers are primarily concerned about contract scope when considering contract…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE Termination for Convenience (“T4C”) is the government’s unilateral…