Defense Pricing, Contracting, and Acquisition Policy - Acquisition Policy and Innovation

Acquisition Policy and Innovation is the lead for enabling innovative acquisition approaches that deliver warfighting capability at the speed of relevance. Our priority is to support the development of data-driven decision making, through our initiatives such as implementing the Adaptive Acquisition Framework and providing acquisition data governance, access, and analytics. API issues policies, procedures, and guidance governing the conduct of such work by the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies. We are the central office for major defense authorization performance assessment, root cause analysis, and earned value management within the Department of Defense (DoD).

Acquisition Policy

We are responsible for policy development and implementation for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework Pathways. We enable and empower the acquisition workforce to field effective and affordable capabilities.

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IP Cadre

We lead a coordinated DoD-wide effort to modernize IP policies, culture, and best-practices to maximize the return on DoD technology investments, reduce program sustainment costs, and better enable the delivery of cutting-edge technology advantage to the warfighter at scale, faster.

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Data and Innovation

Data and Innovation encompasses AIRC, Assessments and Root Cause, Data Analytics, DCTC, and Enterprise Information. We serve as the DoD focal point for policy, guidance, and competency related to acquisition data management and access.