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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/Engineering and Technical Management
An Operational Assessment is an evaluation of operational effectiveness and operational…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
EVM is one of DoD’s and industry’s most powerful program planning and management tools. It is…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating, ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Sometimes an EA can be referred to as a a business case analysis (BCA), cost-benefit analysis (CBA…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) is a formula used by materiel managers and inventory management…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Energy KPP includes, but is not limited to, considerations for optimizing fuel and electric…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The documentation contained in an ECP serves as a management tool used to propose a configuration…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The engineering or "bottoms-up" method of cost analysis is the most detailed of all the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Per FAR Subpart 237.2, all of the various types of ETS are considered by DoD to be A&AS. Each…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) framework embedded throughout DoD today…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The estimate at completion, or EAC, is an independent forecast of what it will cost to complete…