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Develop Strategies

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Each page in this pathway presents a wealth of curated knowledge from acquisition policies, guides, templates, training, reports, websites, case studies, and other resources. It also provides a framework for functional experts and practitioners across DoD to contribute to the collective knowledge base. This site aggregates official DoD policies, guides, references, and more.

DoD and Service policy is indicated by a BLUE vertical line.

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A program will develop and maintain a series of strategies across the acquisition lifecycle. The Adaptive Acquisition Framework Document Identification Tool (AAFDID) outlines the statutory and regulatory information required by acquisition category, review, and related context. The program management office, with approval from their milestone decision authority, will determine how it will cover the required information via a series of strategy documents. The most common strategy documents include:

See the Adaptive Acquisition Framework Document Identification (AAFDID) tool for the statutory and regulatory information required.