DODI 5000.75 Appendix 4C: CMO Certification

4C.1. BUSINESS SYSTEM.

a. The Component CMO makes the determination that a program is a business system, with support from the functional sponsor and CAE or designee as needed.

b. A business system can be both a priority business system and an MDAP if it exceeds the thresholds in Section 2430 of Title 10, U.S.C.

4C.2. RESPONSIBILITIES.

a. DCMO. The DCMO:

(1) Provides CMO certification for all priority business systems under Section 2222 of Title 10, U.S.C., and for other business systems that are not under the authority of a MILDEP CMO.

(2) May require any business system to receive CMO certification before development and may designate any business system as a priority business system.

b. MILDEP CMOs. The MILDEP CMOs:

(1) Provide CMO certification for any business system of their respective military Department, other than a priority business system.

(2) May designate a non-priority MILDEP business system as requiring CMO certification.

4C.3. CMO CERTIFICATION.

a. The CMO will certify that business systems covered by Section 2222 of Title 10, U.S.C., meet the requirements of subsection (g)(1)(A) of Section 2222 of Title 10, U.S.C., before proceeding to development and on an annual basis thereafter, for any fiscal year in which appropriated or non-appropriated funds are expended for development or sustainment.

b. The initial CMO certification is conducted in conjunction with the Acquisition ATP.

c. Annual CMO certification after the initial CMO certification is conducted before each fiscal year in accordance with the procedures in February 6, 2015 DCMO Memorandum.

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