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acquisition program baseline


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An agreement between the Program Manager (PM) and the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) that documents the program cost, schedule, and performance baselines, and is the fundamental binding agreement between the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), the Component Acquisition Executive if applicable, the Program Executive Officer, and the PM. The PM is responsible for developing the APB. Key Performance Parameters from the validated Capability Development Document are listed, verbatim, in the APB. The APB serves as the basis for reporting to the MDA through the DoD management information system.