The pu rpo se of milestone c is to a ut horize en t

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The pu rpo se of Milestone C is to a ut horize en t ry into : • Low -Rate Initial Production ( LRIP ) for MDAPs and Major Systems • Production or procurement ( for sy stems that do not require low -rate production ) • Limited deployment for Major A utomated Information Systems (MAIS) or soft w are-intensi ve sy stems w ith no production components Prior to making the Milestone C decision, the MDA considers the following: Co st estimates ( for MDAPs and Major Systems ) • Manpow er Mix Data ( for MDAPs) • Validated Online Lifec yc le Threat (V OLT) report • Environmental issues Co mpliance w ith the DoD Strategic Plan ~ Page 2 of 16 I l!Jii--- Back Next
ACQlOl Fundamentals of System Acquisition Management Lesson 4.6 - Production and Deployment Phase of the Defense Acquisition System Milestone C Overv i ew Milestone C is the point at which a program is reviewed for entrance into the Production and Deploy ment Phase. The pu rpo se of Milestone C is to a ut horize en t ry into : Lo w -Rate Initial Production ( LRIP ) for MDAPs and Major Systems • Production • Limited depl w ith no pro Prior to making th Co st estima • Manpow er • Validated o Environmen Co mpliance At Miles t one C, the following should be demonstrated : • Demonstration that the production / deploy ment design is stable and will meet stated and deri ve d requirements • An operational assessment Mature soft ware capability No significant manufacturing risks • Validated CPD • Demonstration of supportability , interoperability A ffordability ~ Page 2 of 16 I l!Jii--- Back Next
ACQlOl Fundamentals of System Acquisition Management Lesson 4.6 - Production and Deployment Phase of the Defense Acquisition System MDA Approval C riteria Approval at Mil est o ne C is dependent on the specific cr it er ia being met . MD A dec isions made at this milestone are documented in an A cqu isition Decision Memorandum. A fa vorable Mil estone C dec ision comm its DoD to production of the sy stem . For MD A Ps and major sy stems , Mil estone C authorizes ent ry int o LRIP . A subsequent review and dec ision authorizes full- rate production . IOC I Production & 1,,. Deployment 0. De cis io n Full Rat e Production ~ ! Pag e3o f 16 ! ..... Back Next FOC
ACQlOl Fundamentals of System Acquisition Management Lesson 4.6 - Production and Deployment Phase of the Defense Acquisition System MDA Approval Crit eria Approval at Milest o ne C is dependent on the specific criteria being met . MD A decisions made at this milestone are documented in an Acquisition Decision Memorandum. A fa vorable Milestone C decision commits DoD to production of the sy stem . F or MD A Ps and major sy stems , Milestone C authorizes ent ry into L RIP . A subsequent review and decision authorizes full- rate production .

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