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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/Financial Management
There are situations in which a President may desire to not apportion the budget authority…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Incentive contracting is an integral part of a contract type discussion conducted during planning…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
Not all acquisition programs are required to have both a cost estimate and an independent cost…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
ILA Requirements The key statutory requirement related to ILAs is as follows:  10…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
Industry’s IR&D is a key source of innovation for the DoD. The Department's insight and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
An indirect cost is any cost that benefits, supports, or is related to more than one cost objective…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Indirect costs include support costs for continued operations. There are two categories of…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The term “inherently governmental function” (IGF) is defined by OFPP Policy Letter 11-01 and is…
The ICD quantifies needed capability requirements and gaps associated with operational risks…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) will most likely have timeframes to define IOC and the CDD…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
Title 10 USC 2399 requires DoD to conduct an independent, initial operational test and evaluation…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The purpose of the IBR process is to confirm the contract PMB covers the entire technical scope of…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Design Interface reflects the driving relationship between system design parameters to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As called out in Appendix A of the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook and amplified in the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The expense associated with the design and maintenance of software programs is so high that one…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As captured in Appendix A of the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, and amplified in the IPS…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The objective of Manpower and Personnel Activities is to identify, plan, resource and acquire…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As discussed in Appendix A of the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook and the IPS …
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As addressed in the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, and amplified in the IPS Element…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As captured in Appendix A of the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, and amplified…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As discussed in Appendix A of the Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, and amplified in the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background Sustaining Engineering spans those technical tasks (engineering and logistics…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The IPS Element of Technical Data is a critical area of focus for the Product Support Manager…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Training is the learning process by which personnel individually or collectively acquire or…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As stated in DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.91, Product Support Management for the Adaptive…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
USD(AT&L) Memo: Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) Data Item Description (DID), June…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Historically product support or acquisition program operating sustainment costs are approximately…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Interagency acquisitions are one of the fastest growing and most scrutinized areas of the federal…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background SAE EIA-649B has been adopted by the DoD as the Industry standard intended…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
DoD and Service Specifics The above definition is based on the DoD 7000.14-R DoD Financial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Prior to the sale of a weapon system to a foreign partner, the system’s critical capabilities and…
DCS involves the commercial export of defense articles, services, and training under the authority…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) is the largest and among the most well-known of all Security…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
International Cooperative Programs (ICPs), Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and Direct Commercial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
An International Cooperative Program (ICP) is any acquisition program or technology project that…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Both FMS and ICPs are part of the US Security Cooperation activities. The Defense Security…