On the Chart

By Dan Dupont / June 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM

It's technically known as the "integrated life-cycle chart," but it's probably enough to call it, simply, The Chart. It's supposed to outline everything you could ever want to know about the Pentagon acquisition process.

And it's been updated:

The update to the online Integrated Life Cycle Chart (aka horse blanket, wall chart, IFC) is complete. The new chart is called the Integrated Defense AT&L Life Cycle Management Chart (ILC). The new Web-based ILC interface replaces the PDF file (v5.3.4) that had been the interim interface since the wall chart was updated in the summer of 2009. The new ILC reflects changes from the 5000.02 and the new Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG). Note that the recently released budget guidance, of 9 Apr 2010, is not reflected in the ILC; however, a statement informing users of the recent changes has been posted on the ILC site. The chart now links to ACQuipedia articles rather than ILC-specific templates.

It's quite handy. Check it out here.