. "Appendix A: Brief Overview of the Defense Acquisition System for Information Technology." Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.
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Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense
FIGURE A.1 The milestone decision governance and oversight process of the Defense Acquisition Management System applied to both weapon systems and automated information systems.
ments Oversight Council (JROC) in identifying, assessing, and prioritizing joint military capability needs as required by law. The capabilities are identified by analyzing what is required across all functional areas to accomplish the mission.
The JROC recognizes that the same level of oversight is not required for all information systems. Therefore, information systems are divided into four categories with appropriate oversight for each:
Information systems with a post-Milestone B developmental cost of less than $15 million are not subject to joint oversight or approval under the JCIDS process. The sponsor manages the requirements, approves the JCIDS documents, and complies with appropriate acquisition requirements.
Information systems that are defense business systems, regardless of cost, are to comply with the process defined by the Defense Business Systems Management Committee. These systems will employ a business case document using the business capability life-cycle process in lieu of an Initial Capabilities Document/Capabilities Development Document (ICD/CDD) to justify the need for a solution. In those cases where the JCIDS gatekeeper, on the advice of the lead functional capabilities board (FCB), determines that joint oversight of the business system is required, the business case document will be reviewed and validated in lieu of the appropriate JCIDS documents.
Information systems that are an integral part of a weapon or weapon system and enable weapon capabilities are considered to be part