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The four documents we have found most critical for program success are the Acquisition Strategy, the Acquisition Program Baseline (APB or just "Baseline"), the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
Scott Dillon, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office s program manager added, This new contract award will continue to deliver aircraft to the fleet squadrons scheduled to receive their initial batch of P-8As on cost, schedule and performance parameters in accordance with the approved Acquisition Program Baseline .
The ADM and the subsequent Increment 1 Acquisition Program Baseline made those RHN assets a formal part of the Increment 1 program and added them to the node count of the Increment 1 baseline.
The contention of the article is that the odds are overwhelmingly against a software-intensive program achieving the goals and objectives established in its initial Acquisition Program Baseline.
This key operational milestone was achieved six months ahead of the date set by the Air Force six years ago when the Acquisition Program Baseline schedule was approved.
In addition, an enterprise-wide Acquisition Program Baseline was recently completed, which sets a common schedule and performance criteria across the seven partner programs.
This included the Life-Cycle Cost Estimate, Acquisition Program Baseline, Single Acquisition Management Plan and others.
To provide for oversight of cost growth in DOD major defense acquisition programs, Congress passed legislation, commonly referred to as Nunn-McCurdy, which requires DOD to notify Congress when a program's unit cost growth exceeds (or breaches) the latest approved acquisition program baseline by at least 15 percent.