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Research, Development & Acquistion

Our mission is to provide weapons, systems, and platforms for the men and women of the Navy/Marine Corps that support their missions and give them a technological edge over our adversaries.

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition serves as the Navy Acquisition Executive.

The Assistant Secretary has authority, responsibility and accountability for all acquisition functions and programs, and for enforcement of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics procedures. The Assistant Secretary represents the Department of the Navy to USD(AT&L) and to Congress on all matters relating to acquisition policy and programs.

The Assistant Secretary establishes policies and procedures and manages the Navy's Research, Development and Acquisition activities in accordance with DoD 5000 Series Directives. The Assistant Secretary serves as Program (Milestone) Decision Authority on ACAT IC programs and recommends decisions on ACAT ID programs.




 Policy Resources

U.S. DoD Extension to PMBoK® Guide
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Service Requirements Review Board Guidance (SRRB)
SECNAVINST 4440.34 (Implementation of IUID)
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 DACM Corner Newsletter


In this quarter's issue:

    • Career advice from Principal Military Deputy, VADM David Johnson
    • PEO Spotlight on PEO (T)
    • AIM-9X Joint Service Venture
    • MCSC at the DC STEM festival
    • Dr. Dolores M. Etter top scientist and engineer awards
    • DON T&E awards ceremony
    • Coverage of SAS 2016 and Secretary Stackley's speech

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 Acquisition Links

Research and Development
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
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