Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA)
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Reference Source: DODI 5000.80, Paragraph 4.3
Exit. No later than 60 calendar days after the MTA program completion date, CAEs will submit the following documentation via DAVE interfaces [Note: CAC required for access]:
- Outcome determination ADM signed by the DA.
- An assessment of test results.
- Final PID capturing updated entries, to include the outcome, sustainment, and final budget of the MTA program.
DoD Component Guidance
Note that DoD Component MTA Implementation policies and guidance are currently being updated to be consistent with the newly published DODI 5000.80 (effective 30 Dec 2019).
Reference Source: Air Force Guidance Memorandum for Rapid Acquisition Activities, 27 June 2019
220.127.116.11. Rapid prototyping actions will end with the MDA determining if the effort results in a subsequent prototype, initiation of rapid fielding, transition to a traditional program, inclusion in an existing program, or termination.
Reference Source: ASA(ALT) Middle Tier of Acquisition Policy, 20 March 2020, Enclosure 3
[Note: CAC required for access]
Exit. No later than 60 calendar days after MTA program completion, the PM will submit via Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment interfaces the outcome determination ADM signed by the Decision Authority, an assessment of test results, and final Program Identification Data capturing updated entries, to include the outcome, sustainment, and final budget of the MTA program.