DAES and Confused?

By Christopher J. Castelli / July 15, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Curious which acquisition programs will face Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) reviews in July and in the months to come? Check out today's Inside the Pentagon, which reports on the agenda for next week's DAES meeting and explains how major programs in three groups are reviewed on a rotating basis:

Group A is reviewed in January, April, July and September. Group B, which includes the Marine Corps' heavily scrutinized Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, comes up for review in February, May, August and November. And Group C, which includes the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, is reviewed in March, June, September and December.

Then -- for a complete roster of all the programs slated for DAES reviews in July and the coming months -- read the May 12, 2010, "for official use only" DAES memo penned by Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's No. 2 acquisition official. The attachment is chock full of details.