development request for proposal release decision point
The Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) reviews the results of the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) Phase to ensure, prior to the release of the solicitation for EMD, that an executable and affordable program has been planned using a sound business and technical approach;that the program requirements to be proposed against are firm and clearly state; that the risk of
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committing to development (and eventually production) has been adequately reduced; that program security has been accommodated; and the program strategy and business approach are structured to provide value to the government while treating industry fairly. Following a successful Development Request for Proposal (RFP) Release decision, the MDA authorizes release of the final RFP for the EMD contract. The MDA determines the preliminary low-rate initial production (LRIP) quantity or, for an AIS, the scope of limited deployment at this decision point.