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Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) Management Guide for Defense Acquisition Programs , December , 2023

December 2023

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From the document: "This guide is one of several Department of Defense (DoD) policy and guidance documents that address the Department’s focus on risk management. This guide builds from and supersedes the DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) Management Guide of 2017 but includes revisions to emphasize RIO management for the DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) pathways (see DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02). DoD policy, regulation, and statute identify risk management for its recognized positive relationship to program outcomes; however, the value of risk management is not tied to a formal adherence to policy. Rather the value lies in the Program Manager’s (PM) ability to apply critical thinking and adopt a culture of risk management that influences program decisions and execution of technical solutions. This approach aims to manage uncertainty and increase predictable outcomes in delivering capability to the warfighter."

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