ARMY - DA PAM 70-3
Army Acquisition Procedures
|17 September 2018
a. This pamphlet provides Army acquisition procedures for all aspects of the materiel acquisition process. In addition to covering Army implementation of the Department of Defense (DOD) 5000-series acquisition guidance, the pamphlet provides Army unique procedures used in the materiel acquisition process.
b. Department of Defense and the Army leadership encourage tailoring and streamlining all acquisitions consistent with statutory and federal regulatory requirements. This pamphlet is designed to provide guidance in enough detail to facilitate the exercise of discretion and prudent business judgment; to structure a tailored, responsive, and innovative acquisition; and give the materiel developer (MATDEV) the flexibility to manage his program and accept reasonable risks. Tailoring should result from discussions between the MATDEV, the combat developer, and the milestone decision authority.