Via FP Passport, a view inside the weapon system procurement process. You’ll notice that in the upper right-hand corner of the chart that this is a classroom aid for students at the Defense Acquisition University–yes, there is a university dedicated to the subject. That should tell you all need to know. FP Passport has a link to PDF versions of the front and back (oh yes, there is a back, and it ‘clarifies’ the chart on the front).
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