Deputy Director, Acquisition Management

The Deputy Director, Acquisition Management, is responsible for the following:

Overseeing the execution of Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and ACAT IAM Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs as they proceed through the acquisition milestone decision process from research and development to production and operations and support.

  • Maintaining the official MDAP list (DoD Only; Accessed via DAMIR—Account Required)

Serving as the Executive Secretariat for the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) in:

Serving as the OUSD(AT&L) lead for:

  • Title 10 Section 2306b Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) program documentation requirements, including USD(AT&L) certification letters to the Congressional Defense Committees for candidate MYP programs;
  • Title 10 Section 2366a and 2366b requirements for and USD(AT&L) certification letters to the Congressional Defense Committees, for ACAT ID programs entering into the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase at Milestone A and the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase at Milestone B.

Actively participating in the Integrated Product Team process, which facilitates communication and issue resolution during the acquisition process.

Reviewing and assessing acquisition documents, such as program baselines and acquisition strategies, to include statutory and regulatory compliance, and coordinating and processing the documents for USD(AT&L) approval. Serving as the Executive Secretariat for the Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) review process.

  • Managing the operation of the DAES process to include arranging program selection and review meetings, collecting supporting data and presentations, and publishing action items. Managing key acquisition reporting/documentation processes, including the Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR) and the Unit Cost Reports (aka "Nunn-McCurdy").
  • SAR Summary Tables

Updating and maintaining the primary acquisition data systems, the Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR) (DoD Only) system and AIR acquisition document repository.

Developing, updating, interpreting, and assisting in implementing acquisition policy (DoD 5000 series documents).

Responding to congressional inquiries, legislative proposals, and inspection and audit reports. Providing input to congressional testimony and questions for the record.


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