Definition Edit

The Technology Development Strategy (TDS) is an

[a]cquisition document that is approved at Milestone A to guide the conduct of the Technology Development (TD) phase. The TDS contains a preliminary description of how the potential acquisition program will be divided into increments based on mature technologies; a preliminary program strategy to include overall cost, schedule, and performance goals; specific cost, schedule, and performance goals, including exit criteria, for the TD phase; the approach for management of data assets, a list of known or probable Critical Program Information (CPI) and potential countermeasures; a time-phased workload assessment, and other elements described in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook. The TDS is the forerunner for the program's Acquisition Strategy required at Milestone B.[1]

References Edit

  1. Defense Acquisition University, ACQuipedia (full-text).

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