Adaptive Acquisition Framework
A set of acquisition pathways to enable the workforce to tailor strategies to deliver better solutions faster.
“The Adaptive Acquisition Framework will be the most transformational acquisition policy change we’ve seen in decades.”
Integrates the New 5000 Policies
The 5000 series policies were updated to reflect the new set of key tenets of the Defense Acquisition System with new policies for each acquisition pathway and functional area. This AAF website integrates the policies, guides, and resources for the acquisition workforce to navigate their program lifecycle.
Decision authorities and program managers will tailor program strategies and oversight, phase content, the timing and scope of decision reviews, and decision levels based on the characteristics of the capability being acquired, including complexity, risk, and urgency to satisfy user requirements.
“This policy embraces the delegation of decision-making tailoring program oversight to minimize unnecessary bureaucratic processes and actively managing risks based on the unique characteristics of the capability being acquired”
– Ms. Ellen Lord, USD(A&S)
“The goal of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework is to empower innovation and common-sense decision making through the decision-making process, while also maintaining discipline in our practices and procedures.”
– Mr. Kevin Fahey, ASD(Acquisition)
“We decided we didn’t want a one-size fits all approach. Instead, we have developed an Adaptive Acquisition Framework that allows Program Managers to choose the right pathway for the work they are undertaking to deliver their capability to the Warfighter as quickly as possible.”
– Ms. Stacy Cummings, PDASD Acquisition Enablers