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The Milestone-B decision authorizes the entry of the program into the EMD phase and the awarding of contracts for EMD activities. Based on precedents for an agile approach to streamlining documentation, as defined in previous milestone decisions, there should be few additional requirements for this review of the decision. Agile program managers should be in constant contact with key stakeholders regarding program changes during the intermediate phase between decision points. More frequent ongoing reviews and ongoing coordination with stakeholders create the conditions for effective review of decisions. The MDA should focus on assessing known risks and mitigating measures necessary to conduct iterative design, development, integration, testing and deployment activities unique to the agile activities of the MDS. As the provision of incremental functions begins at this stage, the risk mitigation solution is also prioritized incrementally. In other words, if all known risks for the next iteration should be adequately reduced, the allocation of resources to reduce the risks associated with subsequent functional enhancements may be reduced or delayed, as the results of previous development activities are no longer or are not completed. These include technology, engineering, integration, manufacturing, sustainability and cost risks. Similarly, functional requirements will continue to be refined with the most important resolution for short-term iterations. Milestones are a time when a recommendation is made to the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) to launch or continue an acquisition program in the next acquisition phase.

Milestones and milestones are defined by doD Instruction 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.” The milestones are represented by triangles (A) with the letters A, B or C in the figure below. Milestone B is usually the formal launch of an acquisition program with the approval of the MDA for the Basic Acquisition Program (APB). The BPA is the agreement between the MDA and the program manager and its or their order supply chain, which is used for monitoring and reporting over the life of the program or desa term program. The PBO will include accessibility caps for production and maintenance costs. Affordability caps are defined as fixed cost requirements for CPPs. The BPA`s cost, timing and performance lines should be at a high program level to allow flexibility to move requirements within and beyond versions. 2017 – par. (d) (1). pub. L. 115-91 added “1)” before “The Jalon.” Milestone B is another opportunity to strengthen key principles with MDA and stakeholder organizations in adapting the structure of programs and procurement processes to enable agile practices as outlined in the acquisition strategy.