Acquisition Intelligence Policy

The AI office provides integrated acquisition and intelligence policy by implementing DoDD 5250.01 and supporting the full suite of 5000 series policies within the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. We are currently working on the updated “Acquisition Intelligence” section of the 5000 series rewrite, DoDI 5000.UD, which will specify acquisition intelligence roles and responsibilities.


Acquisition Intelligence Guidance

We provide guidance for effectively integrating intelligence inputs into acquisition programs in several key resources. From threat intelligence support and Intelligence Mission Data (IMD) support to supply chain risk management, the Acquisition Intelligence office provides guidance for intelligence inputs throughout the acquisition lifecycle.


DAG, Ch. 7: Intelligence Support and Acquisition

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) contains best practices for the acquisition workforce, including a chapter providing guidance to acquisition personnel on how to acquire, integrate, manage, and use intelligence information to deliver maximum warfighting capability at minimum risk to cost, schedule, and performance. Chapter 7 was last updated in August 2019 with a focus on intelligence throughout the acquisition life cycle.


Intelligence Integration into Acquisition Programs

In September 2019 at the direction of OUSDI (Strategy, Programs, & Resources), the AI office conducted a series of MDAP engagements and site visits to assess the integration of intelligence and acquisition. Resulting recommendations focused on a need for policy to mandate better integration, increased involvement of intelligence personnel in the RFP and Test/Evaluation processes, and digital tools to support cross-Service collaboration and discoverability of intelligence products.


Intelligence Data Sufficiency Analysis

Overseen by the Joint Integration Cell (JIC), intelligence data sufficiency analysis implements GAO recommendations for acquisition programs to moderate demand signals for intelligence data based upon what is sufficient for mission success and thus effectively reduce cost and manage risk.


Acquisition Intelligence Training

To ensure that intelligence personnel supporting acquisition processes have the skills they need to be successful, we partner with OUSD(I) to manage and develop the Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program.


Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program

We released the training course for the foundational credential of this program (ACQ 110) in October 2019; the development of the mid- and upper-level credential programs is currently underway. The foundational credential of this program includes ACQ 110 in addition to work experience in the acquisition intelligence community and introductory courses in acquisition (ACQ 101) and requirements (CLR 101).


Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program: Implementation Guide

The AICOP Implementation Guide provides guidance on the level one (apprentice) credentialing requirements.