DODI 5000.75 Appendix 4A Supporting Information

Table 3 describes decision authorities for each decision point by role. The decision authority will be at the OSD, MILDEP or DoD Component level according to designated business system category and delegation of authority. Table 4 aligns statutory requirements for acquisition milestones to BCAC decision points. Table 5 provides considerations for decision criteria.

Table 3: Decision Authorities

Decision Point Decision Authority or Authorities
Solution Analysis ATP CMO
Functional Requirements ATP CMO (requirements validation)

MDA (materiel solution)

Acquisition ATP CMO (CMO certification)

MDA (acquisition strategy)

Limited Deployment ATP MDA
Full Deployment ATP MDA
Capability Support ATP Functional sponsor

Table 4: Statutory Requirements

Decision Point Statutory Requirements
Solution Analysis ATP None
Functional Requirements ATP None
Acquisition ATP, Limited Deployment ATP, Full Deployment ATP Solution approach (fulfills analysis of alternatives and economic analysis)

Cybersecurity strategy (for mission essential IT)

CCA compliance (separate documentation of CCA compliance is not required)

Capability Support ATP None

Table 5: Considerations for Decision Criteria

Decision Point Considerations for Decision Criteria
Solution Analysis
ATP
  • Concise business problem and desired end state, with cost and performance improvements.
  • Documented laws, regulations and policies.
  • Alignment with and submission to the BEA.
  • Validated capabilities and capability performance measures.
  • Affordable capability with compelling business case for committing organizational resources for work planned up to next decision point.
Functional
Requirements
ATP
  • High-level business processes include performance measures and supporting activities and tasks with inputs and outputs.
  • Business processes focus on work and not supporting systems or IT.
  • Clear understanding of the process and functional changes needed to achieve future business processes.
  • Key processes identified for improvement documented with changes in process models.
  • Business processes reflect knowledge of industry state of the art.
  • Business process actions identified, prioritized and included in implementation plan.
  • ROM cost estimate for all business changes to achieve future business processes.
  • Affordability targets for business system with compelling business case for committing organizational resources for work planned up to next decision point.
  • Acquisition strategy outlines planned decision points and decision authorities.
  • Consistency with DoD Information Enterprise policies and architecture.
  • Cybersecurity strategy consistent with DoD policies, standards and architectures.
Acquisition
ATP
  • Alternatives leverage market research on available COTS and GOTS products and services.
  • Potential business system solutions reflect traceability to functional requirements and decomposition.
  • Potential business system solutions include trade space to minimize customization.
  • Potentially expensive or high risk functional requirements are identified with recommended alternative approaches.
  • Potential business system solutions address technical and lifecycle support requirements.
  • Solution evaluation criteria include: economic analysis; satisfaction of functional requirements and information assets; satisfaction of technical requirements and lifecycle support requirements; and overall risk.
  • Solution evaluation criteria include (if needed): delivery schedule; evaluation of trade space for functional requirements; and enterprise impacts.
  • Technical management strategy identifies lifecycle methodology for development and delivery of the business system.
  • Consistency with DoD Information Enterprise policies and architecture.
  • Cybersecurity strategy consistent with DoD policies, standards and architectures.
Limited Deployment ATP
  • Maturity of developed or configured software through pre-production assessment of functional requirement coverage and defects impacting users.
  • Execution of change management, training and deployment plans.
  • Consistency with DoD Information Enterprise policies and architecture.
  • Results of cybersecurity adversarial assessment indicating adequate cybersecurity.
  • Program progress against baselined cost, schedule and performance.
Full Deployment ATP
  • Measured performance of operational software in support of future business processes and technical and lifecycle requirements.
  • Organizational readiness for continued deployment.
  • Consistency with DoD Information Enterprise policies and architecture.
  • Results of cybersecurity adversarial assessment indicating adequate cybersecurity.
  • Program progress against baselined cost, schedule and performance.
Capability Support
ATP
  • Measured performance of implemented future business processes.
  • Organizational readiness for capability support.
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