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Enter MTA Program Data

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

Directly quoted material is preceeded with a link to the Reference Source.

Reference Source: DoDI 5000.80, Paragraph 4.1.f


USD(A&S) will maintain the authoritative list of MTA programs for the Department.

OUSD(A&S) leverages two tools to appropriately track MTA program documentation and data. DOD components may also leverage their own processes & tools to track MTA program data and documentation appropriately, however, the authoritative list of MTA programs is listed in the DAVE repository.

Acquisition Information Repository (AIR)

Acquisition Information Repository (AIR) is a repository where MTA documentation can be uploaded.

Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE)

Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE) is the authoritative source for acquisition document and program identification data (PID) for declared Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) programs. The MTA capability in DAVE provides DoD Component Acquisition Executives (CAEs) a means to ensure Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Fielding program identification data is available across the Department.

Note that DAVE also includes a link to AIR, but they are currently hosted on separate platforms.

DAVE MTA Program Data Element Process (See the MTA PID Reference Guide, v1.0 (Part 1Part 2, and Part 3) for step-by-step information):

Step 1) DAVE Registration: An active DAVE account is required to view program information and access DAVE capabilities.

Step 2) Data Entry Access: A user with appropriate permissions at the PMO, PEO or CAE level may request access to create, edit and review MTA program data under his or her organizational purview.

Step 3) MTA Program Registration: An authorized user with access may register a declared MTA program under his or her organizational purview and create or modify its program attributes.

Step 4) MTA Program Status: An authorized user with access to a declared MTA program may create a PID submission for a program under his or her organizational purview.

See the image below for how to navigate within DAVE to the MTA Submissions for PID.

The required PID data elements are listed below:

Helpful Hints for Manual Entry of MTA Program into AIR and DAVE
  • Users must register separately for DAVE and AIR.
  • The MTA Program must be entered first in DAVE before documentation can be entered into AIR. See the MTA PID Reference Guide, v1.0 (Part 1Part 2, and Part 3) for step-by-step information.
  • Please refer to the MTA POCs if you have questions or need further assistance.