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materiel solution analysis phase

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The purpose of this phase is to conduct an Analysis of Alternatives and other activities needed to choose the concept for the product that will be acquired, to begin translating validated capability gaps into system-specific requirements, and to conduct planning to support a decision on the acquisition strategy for the product. An Analysis of Alternatives will be conducted and the initial Acquisition Strategy and draft Capability Development Document will be formulated. The Component Acquisition Executive will select a Program Manager and establish a Program Office to complete actions associated with planning the acquisition program preparing for the next decision point. This phase ends when the necessary analysis and activities necessary to support a decision to proceed to the next decision point/ phase in the acquisition process.