Reference Source: DODI 5000.74 Defense Acquisition of Services, Section 3.5

The designated decision authority for each S-CAT is listed in Table 1.


For all requirements, designated as special interest, the USD(A&S), Principal Director, DPC, or designee is the decision authority in the acquisition chain of command. Staff and other organizations and stakeholders provide support to this FSM management chain of command, which is responsible for the execution of the services acquisition.

Table 1. S-CATs Decision Authorities