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Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM)

Last Updated : 04/19/2024

According to their website, the Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM) "The Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM) provides the documented current state process in an integrated fashion and serves as the central knowledge warehouse. The APM is a compilation of policy, instructions, and guidance that acts as the Gold Standard for persons involved in the Acquisition Process. The APM accomplishes the following goals:

  • Establish standard definition and activities associated with AF Acquisition
  • Provide process decomposition from DAE/SAE through PM level actions
  • Serve as Standard Reference Model for all stakeholders
  • Provide common context for process improvement initiatives
  • Provide integration context for other external/related process models
  • Provide process input to Acquisition Enterprise Architecture and supports other Enterprise Architectures"

Processes Supported

Potential Organizations Associated

  • Air Force/ Space Force

License Requirement

  • No fee for Government users

Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements Addressed


This government tool is included in the product support analytical tools database to assist defense acquisition workforce members with identifying product support solutions which potentially optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. The analytical tools database itself should under no circumstances be considered all-encompassing; nor does it in any way warrant or endorse the capabilities, pricing, and/or products of any particular individual, company, capability, or organization. Suggested updates to the description of this particular tool or additions to the tools database are welcome.


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