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Department of Defense

Change Major Defense Program Contracting Paradigm

Contract types should be focused on the program phase. Currently, MDAPs are usually put on one kind of contract (Cost Plus Award Fee, Firm-Fixed Price, etc) for the life of the contract. For example: Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF) contracts should be reserved for early-lifecycle phases such as concept definition, up through Critical Design Review (CDR). At CDR, the requirements should be stable and the design well understood.... more »