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ACQlOl Fund am e ntal s of System Ac quisiti o n Man ag e ment le sson 2.4 - Acq ui si tio n Categ orie s R ESOURCES I PR INT 1 HELP Information Tec hnology IT is any equipment or interconn ected system or subsystem of equi pment that is used in the automa tic acquis ition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of d ata or information. Na tional Se c urity System {NSS) NSS is any te l eco mmunications or information syste m ope rated by the united States Governmen t, the funct ion, oper ati on, or use of which: In vo lves int elligence activities In vo lves crypto log ic acti v ities relat ed to national secur i ty Involves command and contro l of military forces Involves equipment th at is an integral part of a weapon or w eapons system ; Subject to limitation is c riti ca l to the direct fulfillment of milit a ry or intelligence missions limitation -does not include a sy ste m that is to be used for routine administrative and business ap plications {including payroll, fina nce, logistics, and personnel man age ment ap plications) Back Next
ACQlOl Fundamentals of System Acquisition Management Lesson 2.4 - Acquisition Categories RESOURCES 1 PRINT 1 HELP ACATs for Weapons Systems ACATs for weapons systems and C4I systems are divided into the follow i ng ma in categories . Select each ACAT category for more information. ACATI ACAT II ACAT III ACATIV ACAT I prog r ams are Major Defense Acquis i tion Pr ograms . An MDAP is defined as a program est i mated by the USD ( AT&L) to requ i re eventua l expenditure for: • Research, Deve l opment, Test, and Eval uation (RDT&E) of more than $480 mill ion ( FY 2014 constant dollars ) ' Procurement of more than $2.79 bi llion ( FY 2014 ACAT II constant dollars ) The dolla r est i mate shall cons i de r all blocks that will make up an evo l ut i onary acquisit i on prog r am ( to the extent that subsequent bl ocks can be defined) ACAT I prog r ams also incl ude any prog r am desi gnated by the USD ( AT&L) to be an ACAT I ( e.g., because of Congressiona l interest, internat i ona l consi derations) . Pag e 9 of 19 ~ ~ Back ext
ACQlOl Fundamentals of System Acquisition Management Lesson 2.4 - Acquisition Categories RESOURCES 1 PRINT 1 HELP ACATs for Weapons Systems ACATs for weapons systems and C4I systems are divided into the following main catego ries. Sele ct each ACAT category for more information. ACATI ACAT II ACAT III ACATIV ACAT I prog r ams are Major Defense Acquis i tion Programs . An MDAP is defined as a program est i mated by the USD ( AT&L) to requ i re eventua l expenditure for: • Research, Deve l opment , T est , and Eval uation (RDT&E) of more than $480 million ( FY 2014 constant dollars ) -=============~=======~::::::::;a------- .... Constant Dollars Procurement of mo II constant dollars ) A method of re l ating dolla rs from di fferent years by remov i ng the effects of i nflat ion and showing all dol l ars The dollar est i mate at the value they would have in a selected base year will make up an ev ( BY ). The calcu lat i on is d one by us i ng approved i nflat i on ( to the extent

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