Army Acquisition Policy
This administrative revision, dated 26 April 2012–
o Updates definition of nonmajor instrumentation projects for testing from under $1 million per year or under $5 million over the life of the project to under $1.5 million per year or under $7.5 million over the life of the project (para 2-41p).
This major revision, dated 22 July 2011–
o Updates responsibilities for several leaders (chap 2).
o Adds requirements for item-unique identification (paras 2-2v, 2-3ab, 2-6ae, 2-29u, 4-7b(3)(p), 6-15, and terms).
o Updates Army recapitalization program policy (para 3-6).
o Adds Army prototyping and competition requirements (para 4-2).
o Changes “Supportability Strategy” to “Life Cycle Sustainment Plan” and associated requirements (para 4-7).
o Corrects reference to “Army Executive Agent for Insensitive Munitions” terminology to read “Army lead agent for insensitive munitions (ASA (ALT) (SAAL-ZS))” (para 6-14b).
o Adds requirements for the Army’s Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software Solutions program (para 7-20).
o Updates information on the Army Systems Acquisition Review Council and the Army Overarching Integrated Product Team (para 8-1).
o Adds briefing requirements regarding program termination costs (para 8-1g).
o Adds policy guidance on Army Configuration Steering Boards (para 8-2).
o Moves type classification information and adds a policy reference (para 8-3).
o Updates the purpose and requirement for materiel release (para 8-5c).
o Replaces the software blocking paragraph (para 8-6).
o Adds unmanned ground systems acquisition policy (para 8-12).
o Updates responsibilities for the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (para 8-16).
o Combines acquisition, logistics, and technology workforce updates (chap 9).
o Adds acquisition-related policy issuances (app B).
o Implements revisions to DODI 5000.02 and removes Horizontal Technology Integration program information (throughout).
o Makes other administrative changes (throughout).