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DODI 5000.85: Major Capability Acquisition

“a. The overarching management principles that guide the defense acquisition system are set forth in Paragraph 1.2. of DODD 5000.01. b. In accordance with DOD Instruction (DODI) 5000.02, it is DOD policy to deliver operationally effective, suitable, survivable, affordable, secure, and supportable solutions to the end user in a timely manner. (1) To that end, the DOD will prioritize speed of delivery, security, continuous adaptation, and frequent modular upgrades to ensure a highly effective and lethal force. (2) To achieve that objective, the DOD will employ an adaptive acquisition framework (Figure 1), comprised of acquisition pathways, each tailored for the unique characteristics and risk profile of the capability being acquired.”



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