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Overview: The CCA requires the use of performance and results-based management in planning and acquiring investments in information technology, including national security systems (IT, including NSS). This section defines measurement terminology, relates it to DoD policy and provides guidance on formulating effective outcome-based performance measures for IT, including NSS investments. As stated in DoDI 5000.02, for a weapon system with embedded information technology and for command control systems that are not themselves IT systems, it shall be presumed that the acquisition has outcome-based performance measures linked to strategic goals if the acquisition has a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System document (Initial Capabilities Document, Capability Development Document or Capability Production Document) that has been approved by the JROC or JROC designee. IT, including NSS outcome-based performance measures are also referred to as measures of effectiveness (MOEs). More...
Regardless of the term used, the Clinger-Cohen Act states that the respective Service Secretaries shall:
In summary, we are obligated to state the desired outcome, develop and deploy the solution, and then measure the extent to which we have achieved the desired outcome. For further discussion, see the CCA language in page 24 of Circular No.A-11, Part 7, Section 300, Exhibit 300, Part I, Section I.C. Additionally, discussions on the statutory basis and regulatory basis for MOEs and their verification are available.
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