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Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) Compliance


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Requirement for all programs that acquire information technology (IT), including National Security Systems (NSS), at any Acquisition Category (ACAT) level, that the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) not initiate a program or an increment of a program, or approve entry into any phase of the acquisition process that requires formal acquisition milestone approval, and that the DoD component not award a contract for the applicable acquisition phase until the sponsoring DoD component or Program Manager has satisfied the CCA requirements. The Milestone Decision Authority and Component Chief Information Officer (CIO), or designee, approve CCA compliance.