McCain letter, 12/20/11, Proposed Amendment to NDAA for 2012 for
EVM Acquisition Reform
DoD IG letter, 3/5/12, Recommendation to Assess Measurement and
Reporting of Quality Assurance during QA Assessment of the F-35 Program
McCain letter, 10/25/11, Cost Controls on the F-35 and Need for Acquisition
Reform of EVM
Thornberry letter, 11/17/13, Expanded NDAA Defense Acquisition Reform - Earned Value
McCaskill letter, 4/2/14, Request for Earned Value Management Acquisition Reform
McCain letter, 1/21/15, Cost Controls on the F-35 and Need for Acquisition
Reform of EVM
McCain letter, 11/5/16, Cost Overruns and Delays on the F-35 Program and Need for Acquisition Reform
Trump letter, 11/13/16, DoD Acquisition Reform - Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule
The technical planning documented in the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) will guide the details in the program’s schedule. Program managers should include the SEP in the RFP as either guidance or a compliance document depending on the maturity of the plan and the acquisition strategy.
The SEP should address the following: software unique risks; inclusion of software in technical reviews; identification, tracking, and reporting of metrics for software technical performance, process, progress, and quality.
Technical risks should be quantified and implications reflected in the program’s Integrated Master Schedule and Integrated Master Plan.
The Program Manager will use technical performance measures and metrics to assess program progress.
Performance-Based Earned Value