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Acquisition Program Resources

Program Assessment

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (ODASD(SE)) supports Acquisition Category (ACAT) I programs (Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information Systems) and other special interest programs as requested. The Major Program Support team within ODASD(SE) maintains and follows the Defense Acquisition Program Support (DAPS) Methodology for Program Support Assessments, Nunn-McCurdy Congressional Reviews, and Non-Advocate Reviews. In this role, ODASD(SE) provides the following support to Office of the Secretary of Defense decision makers:

  • Review and approve Systems Engineering Plans
  • Perform technical maturity assessments of ACAT I and other programs as assigned (e.g., production readiness)
  • Support Defense Acquisition Board decisions with an assessment of system technical maturity
  • Develop and maintain standard assessment methodology
  • Support Defense Acquisition Executive Summary assessments