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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
Background Best value is often discussed in the context of both defense acquisition and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
To meet the statutory requirements of 10 U.S.C. 4171, the Director, DOT&E analyzes the results…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Biennial Budget: The FY1986 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Section 1405) required DoD…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
A bill of materials (BOM), sometimes referred to as a product structure, is a list of the raw…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
In the pursuit of best managing a supply chain, a Program Manager, Product Support Manager,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The three major fiscal law provisions that concern funds execution are the Anti-deficiency…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Budgets at completion (BACs), are established early in the contract at the control account level…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The budgeted cost for work performed, or BCWP, is the dollarized (budgeted) value of all work…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The budgeted cost for work scheduled, or BCWS, is the dollarized value of all work scheduled to be…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
What is Business Process Re-engineering   As it relates to Information Technology (IT), BPR…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
When determining if a product is a “domestic” good, it is the place of mining, production, or…
The analytical work conducted as part of a CBA provides the traceability between strategic…
The sponsoring Service or Agency prepares the CDD during the Technology Maturation and Risk…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
The CMMI combined 3 models into a single framework for collections of best practices in process…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The SecDef is required by law (Title 10 USC 2451, Defense supply management) to develop a…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The DoD's implementation of Category Management (CM) consists of a structured, data-driven…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
As shown in the Figure below, the CMLC is comprised of interdisciplinary representatives from the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
AFI 63-101/ 20-101 provides policy related to the USAF's CAM system.  CAM is…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Origins of the CCA. Initially, Division D and Division E of the 1996 National Defense…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
According to the NIST Special Publication 800-145, the Cloud model is composed of five essential…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Since the passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), the preference…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Commercial Item Group (CIG) The Commercial Item Group (CIG) is a group within the Cost and Pricing…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 4151.18, Maintenance of Military Materiel, directs…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
FAR 19.502-2 requires each acquisition of supplies or services that has and anticipated dollar…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
A DoD Component Cost Estimate is provided to the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) and to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The DoD Component will establish a documented DoD Component Cost Position that covers the entire…
A CONOPS is a verbal or graphic statement of a commander’s assumptions or intent in regard to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
The first step in the budget enactment process – the Concurrent Budget Resolution (CBR) – provides…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
According to DoD Instruction 4151.22, Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) for Materiel…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Description Society of Automative Engineers (SAE) Electronics Industries Association…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Using a judicial example, Judge Jones would encounter a personal conflict of interest in the court…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
What is a Congress?  Each two-year term of the U.S. Congress is called a Congress. Congresses…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
Congressional Enactment is a three-step process: (1) budget resolution, (2) authorization, and (3…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Many in the federal government believe that construction can be classified as a commercial…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
There has been much attention on contingency contracting in both Iraq and Afghanistan. However,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Financial Management
If Congress is unable to pass one or more appropriations acts by 1 October (the beginning of the…