SECNAVINST 5000.42 Responsibilities
1. The CNO and the CMC shall:
a. Establish procedures for the identification, validation, and submission of priority needs whose attendant risks warrant consideration for accelerated acquisition efforts.
b. Establish procedures for the rapid assessment of identified gaps, to include the development of recommendations to mitigate the gap that appropriately balances affordability, performance and schedule.
c. Identify adequate funding to support solution development, demonstration, fielding and sustainment.
d. Establish procedures, in coordination with the ASN (RD&A), to maintain a record of all approved accelerated acquisitions and track their execution through completion of the project and ultimate disposition.
e. Establish procedures to assess sufficiency of provided solutions and to determine the disposition of projects that have been delivered or demonstrated to the operational forces (sustain, terminate, transition) to an acquisition program.
f. Establish and co-chair an AA BoD to oversee and track the implementation of this instruction. Designate an Executive Secretary of the Service AA BoD.
g. Designate a General Officer/Flag Officer/Senior Executive Service (GO/FO/SES) to oversee the analysis of requirements to match needs, funding, and potential solutions and recommend the appropriate accelerated acquisition path to the AA BoD.
h. Designate a GO/FO/SES to serve as the Service representative to the Warfighter Senior Integration Group (SIG) per reference (c).
2. The ASN (RD&A) shall:
a. Oversee and manage research, development, and acquisition activities that support the rapid fulfillment of urgent needs.
b. Co-chair the AA BoD to oversee the implementation of this instruction.
c. Under the authorities of reference (g), and upon the advice of the CNO/CMC, designate accelerated acquisition projects for which there is a known material solution to CNO/CMC approved requirements as a MACO program.
d. Provide assigned program/project managers with required authorities to “fast track” acquisition by tailoring acquisition strategies and associated documentation and by accelerating delivery commensurate with the performance, cost, schedule, and operational risk accepted by the CNO/CMC.
e. Designate a GO/FO/SES to support the CNO/CMC in the analysis of requirements to match needs, funding and potential solutions and recommend the appropriate accelerated acquisition path to the AA BoD.
f. Designate a GO/FO/SES to serve as the ASN (RD&A) representative to the Warfighter SIG per reference (c).
3. The Chief of Naval Research shall:
a. Remain cognizant of critical Navy and Marine Corps capability gaps and identify suitable technologies that may be appropriate for consideration for RPED prototype alternatives.
b. Support the AA BoD in selecting RPED courses of action.
4. PEO and Program Manager (PM) shall:
a. Serve as a MACO when so designated by the AA BoD.
b. Propose to the AA BoD required authorities, project tailoring, and resources needed to streamline acquisition efforts appropriate to the level of risk and degree of urgency to effectively deliver capabilities on a timeline appropriate to the need. Use all available authorities to meet the agreed to objectives of the program.
c. Support and monitor RPED efforts related to PEO/PM areas of responsibilities.
5. Commanders Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Marine Corps Systems Command shall:
a. Serve as the Acquisition Program Decision Authority for MACO RDCs at or below the ACAT III level.
b. Provide support to RPED technical teams, Fleet/Force interactions, and other events required to rapidly plan, manage, and execute RPED initiatives.
c. Provide qualified technical and manpower support to MACO programs as assigned by the AA BoD.
6. Naval Warfare Centers, Naval Systems Centers, Naval Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research provide support to RPED technical teams, Fleet/Force interactions, and other events required to rapidly plan, manage, and execute RPED initiatives.