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ACQUISITION ENCYCLOPEDIA

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/Contracting
Disposal of Federal property falls under Title 40 of the United States Code. The General Services…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The purpose of this article is to describe the two general approaches to sampling and the sampling…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Schedule Performance Index (SPI) is an Earned Value Management (EVM) schedule performance…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Schedule Variance (SV) measures work accomplishment compared with the plan. The SV is computed by…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Sealed bidding is one of the three major federal procurement procedures, the other two being…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Related to IUID and RFID practices, which are used to mark items with unique identifiers (…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Overview The DoD SEBok provides amplifying information about SLE and the continued…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The services acquisition process starts with a validated mission requirement for a service effort…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
According the to Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), for FY23 service acquisitions accounted…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The purpose of the Services Review Panel (SRP) is to assess the Department’s execution of services…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
​Acquisition and Procurement Considerations   Shelf-life is important to the DoD and our…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
For Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs), it is DoD policy to budget to the Director of Cost…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The purpose of simplified acquisition procedures is to: Reduce administrative costs; Improve…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The role of SMCA was established in 1977 to avoid duplication of effort and other…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Overview As required by DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.91, Product Support Management for…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Small Business Administration The Small Business Act defines a small business as a concern that is…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
All information is found on the SBIR/STTR website, https://www.sbir.gov/about The mission of…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Congress created the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 1953 to provide focused assistance to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The basis of the Small Business Program is to foster free competition which is basic to the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The Software Life Cycle is the continuing evolution of capability across the lifetime of the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
There are three primary methods by which the Government informs prospective contractors of the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Source Selection process may be formal or informal. Formal source selection is used for high-…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Why Use SMR Codes? The SMR code provides maintenance activities with repair-level responsibilities…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Background: As a result of the report of the Commission to Assess United States National Security…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Most defense systems, and in particular weapon systems, require spare parts (hereafter, “spares”)…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Beginning with the 1973 Defense Appropriation Act, specialty metals were added to the list of…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Military Specifications (MIL-SPEC) As defined above, a MIL-SPEC is a document that describes…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Spend plans are a critical internal control activity to strengthen financial management and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Within the context of the government-wide category management initiative, the Office of Management…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Reference:    MIL-HDBK-245E Preparation of Statement of Work (SOW). …
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
As a tenet of Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing represents a shift from buying…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
General Subcontracting Considerations A prime contractor’s decision to subcontract or not to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Summary Level Planning Packages (SLPPs) are used to establish high level holding accounts for…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background Supply Chain Demand Forecasting is a technique used both by the DoD and commercial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
SCM is a term often used in the DoD and industry and holds different meanings for…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Organizations frequently conflate Supply Chain Resiliency (SCR) with Supply Chain Risk Management (…