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Acquisition Authority Chain

1. Explain both the military and civilian Acquisition Authority Chain. What role does the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics fill?

2. Define Defense Acquisition Board and Integrated Product Team.

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1. The acquisition authority chain is developed in such a way that the review process is based on the expected spending level or the type of interest the program may have in the department of defense. The department of defense endeavors to ensure that there should not be more than two levels of review between a program manager and the MDA. Consider the following example, in case of ACAT IC, ACAT IAC, and ACAT II programs the program manager reports to the Program Executive Officer who reports to the Component Acquisition Executive. When there is ACAT IAC/Other AIS Designated for Component CIO Management Program Manager reports to Program Executive Officer who reports to Chief Information Officer.

In case of acquisition, a senior executive service civilian who is equivalent to a one or two star general officer is appointed as program managers. He ...

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The answer to this problem explains department of defense purchase procedures in 440 words. Three references related to the answer are also included.