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major system (DoD)


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A combination of elements that will function together to produce the capabilities required to fulfill a mission need. The elements may include hardware, equipment, software, or any combination thereof, but excludes construction or other improvements to real property. A system shall be considered a major system if the dollar value is estimated by the DoD component head to require an eventual total expenditure for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of more than $200 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 constant dollars, or for procurement of more than $920 million in FY 2020 constant dollars; or if the system is designated a "major system" by the head of the agency responsible for the system.