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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
Overview of O&S Cost Reporting Tools The primary focus of this article is the broad range of O…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Obsolescence management is a discipline in and of itself. As the service life of a product extends…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
OMB assists the President in the development and execution of his policies and programs. OMB has a…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element used by the Secretary…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background In 2009 the US Congress passed the Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA)…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) established two metrics to address availability…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The DoD Operating and Support (O&S) costs are composed of the following five lower-level cost…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
GENERAL INFORMATION Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability, and the ability of the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Operational Suitability and Testing Operational suitability is addressed as part of Operational…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
Services with OSD T&E oversight list programs are required by DoD policy to establish a…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) appropriations are used to finance “expenses” not related to…
FAR Subpart 17.2 – Options - does not apply to contracts for: services involving the construction…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
An Over Target Baseline (OTB) is a Total Allocated Budget (TAB) that was formally reprogrammed to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management, ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
Indirect costs are made up of two major categories: Overhead and General and Administrative (G…