DODD 5000.85 CE-01
MAJOR CAPABILITY ACQUISITION
|Publication Date:||4 November 2021|
In accordance with DoD Directive (DoDD) 5135.02, this issuance establishes policy and prescribes procedures that guide the acquisition of major capability acquisition programs, including major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs); other programs categorized as acquisition category (ACAT) I; major systems, usually categorized as ACAT II; automated information systems (AIS) (not managed by other acquisition pathways); and other capabilities developed via the major capability acquisition pathway. Wholly and majority National Intelligence Program-funded acquisition programs will be executed in accordance with Intelligence Community policy.