Acquisition Approaches

and Management


Acquisition Policy

AAM Acquisition Policy is responsible for policy development and implementation for the pathways depicted in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. Our goal is to enable and empower the acquisition workforce to field effective and affordable capabilities, while simultaneously emphasizing transparency, speed of delivery, continuous adaptation, and frequent modular upgrades.

AAM Acquisition Policy Division
Deputy Director

Mr. Everett E.

Advanced Software Acquisition

This division is also responsible for the multiple lines of effort under Advanced Software Acquisition, including software acquisition policy, an agile software acquisition pilot program, and a software specific appropriation pilot. The highest priority goal of Advanced Software Acquisition is to guide a Department-wide adoption of modern software acquisition practices.

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The redesign of the Defense Acquisition System is the most transformational change to the acquisition policy in decades. The Adaptive Acquisition Framework embraces the delegation of decision making, tailoring program oversight into six pathways to minimize unnecessary bureaucratic processes and actively managing risk based on the unique characteristics of the capability being acquired.

Middle Tier of Acquisition

The DoDI 5000.80 establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the management of the MTA for rapid prototyping and rapid fielding described in Section 804 of the FY16 NDAA (Public Law 114-92).

Middle Tier Policy

Software Acquisition

Advanced Software Acquisition is driving the Department of Defense to use modern software practices through the use of Agile software pilots Section 873 and Section 874 to deliver greater value faster to the warfighter.

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