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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/Life Cycle Logistics
Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Requirement The August 2018 revision…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Overview The basic objectives of designing for maintainability are to meet the operational…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The maintenance concept should include a brief description of the maintenance considerations…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
DoD maintenance is accomplished by two different yet complementary components — depot-level and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Overview DoD Directive 4151.18, Maintenance of Military Materiel, requires "maintenance programs…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Performing an MTA begins with identifying each step of the repair process. The steps are analyzed…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Major budget issues (MBIs) are efforts occur during the DoD's Planning, Programming,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
An acquisition program (whether a weapon system or an information technology (IT) system) is…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Management reserve (MR) is held for growth within the currently authorized work scope, for rate…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
In addition to KPPs, KSAs, and APAs essential to the capability solution being developed, Sponsors…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Manpower Planning Requirements DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.91, Product Support Management for the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
MRA Applicability: For Major Capability Acquisition (MCA) pathway programs, in accordance with…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
To understand the subject of market research we must begin within its definition of being…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
In understanding the Sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP) for Am, the Reliability Key…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Material Development Decision (MDD) is the entry point into the Defense Acquisition System for…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The objectives of the fielding process and the MFP are to ensure that the fielding, gaining, and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The principal importance of MDT as a life cycle sustainment metric lies in its relationship…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
In addition to the Glossary definition above, DoD Handbook (DoD-HDBK) 791, Military Handbook…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) DMEA is the program manager for the Department of Defense…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The MDA/DA will review the PM’s recommendation regulatory information that will be employed…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Purpose The purpose of this article is as follows: To define the relationship between Federal…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Purpose The purpose of this article is to: Provide a brief overview of Military Commercial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The DD Form 448 and DD Form 448-2 are the documents associated with a MIPR.  Whereas the DD…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Program Offices shall only use taxpayer funds for the specific purpose (requirement) they were…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
In accordance with and consistent with limitations prescribed in Title 10 USC 2244a and DoD…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The DoD’s MOSA is to design systems with highly cohesive, loosely coupled, and severable…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
A multiyear procurement (MYP) is a vehicle for acquiring multiple years of requirements for…