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Reference Source: DODI 5000.85 Section 3.8.c


During the TMRR phase, the requirements validation authority will validate the CDD (or equivalent requirements document) for the program.  This action will precede the Development RFP Release Decision Point.

For additional details on CDD Validation, see JCIDS Manual Section (CAC Required)