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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/Life Cycle Logistics
Primary Concept:  Variation is the Enemy The cornerstone of the CPI/LSS approach is captured…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Contract Disputes statute governs the payment of contract claims. Government policy is to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Once the procuring or administrative contracting officer confirms that all receivables have been…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Debriefings are different from notifications to unsuccessful offerors. The contracting officer…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The CEA process uses defined playbooks for a given services portfolio group with targeted…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) use the…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
The Contract Funds Status Report (CFSR) supplies funding data about defense contracts to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Contract modifications (frequently referred to as "mods") are common actions for many contracting…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
USD(A&S) Memo: Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report (IPMDAR) Data Item…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Contracting officers are primarily concerned about contract scope when considering contract…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE Termination for Convenience (“T4C”) is the government’s unilateral…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The contract type dictates the degree and timing of the responsibility assumed by the contractor…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Contracting Officers are responsible for deciding if they need an individual to serve as their…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Additional Views In addition the to above generally accepted definition of CLS, there are…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The purpose of a CPAR is to provide source selection officials with information on contractor past…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
The focus of this article is the review of written contractor property management system…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The control account (CA) is the genesis of Earned Value Management (EVM). CAs are also called cost…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Among other requirements, Title 10 USC 2366a, Section (b)(5) states that an MDAP or…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Additional information regarding CMT is available from multiple sources: Per DoD Handbook(HDBK)-…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The DoD acquires, operates, and maintains a vast array of physical assets, ranging from aircraft,…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
FAR Part 30, 41 U.S.C. chapter 15, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), requires certain contractors…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
FAR 15.404-1(a)(1) requires the contracting officer to determine that the price to be paid is fair…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
Analysts need extensive information about an acquisition program in order to estimate its cost to…
ACQUIPEDIA/Cost Estimating
A cost estimate is an evaluation and analysis of future costs generally derived by relating…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Cost Performance Index (CPI) is an Earned Value Management (EVM) performance factor metric…
ACQUIPEDIA/Contracting
Cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) contracts have been one of the most frequently used incentive contracts…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The cost variance (CV) is computed by subtracting the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) from…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
Background The DoD is supported by a network of global suppliers and, in fiscal year…
ACQUIPEDIA/Engineering and Technical Management
A multi-disciplined technical review, conducted at both system-level and component-level, ensures…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The term Customer Relationship Management (CRM) began to emerge more frequently in academic and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S))…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
Data Rights for technical data and computer software fall into eight categories:   Unlimited…
ACQUIPEDIA/Program Management
The Assertion List is an early identification of the noncommercial technical data and…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
According to their DLA at a Glance website, the DLA provides the Army, Marine…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
The DLA prime vendor model is designed to: Use “just-in-time" business practices that shift…
ACQUIPEDIA/Life Cycle Logistics
As indicated above, DLMS are broad-based business rules, policies, procedures, time standards…