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LMP Increment 2 Gets Milestone B “Stamp” of Approval

By Christine McMahon, LMP Public Affairs

In June 2013, the LogisticsModernization Program (LMP) Increment 2 was approved for its Milestone B.  To achieve this status, LMP properly submitted and received approval on key documentation and successfully completed preliminary design review to further outline system requirements, allowing LMP Increment 2 to move into the Engineering Development Phase of the acquisition lifecycle.

The next LMP increment will deliver new and expanded capabilities to achieve Army business council strategy and Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise transition plan objectives, as well as address strategic business transformation elements for the Army and DoD directive for item unique identification.

In the acquisition world, Milestone B initiates the Engineering Development Phase (EDP), in which a system is developed, technologies and capabilities are fully integrated, and preparations are made for implementation.  To enter this phase, a program must have mature technology, approved requirements, full funding, and have successfully passed Milestone B. For programs like LMP which use the Business Capability Lifecycle (BCL), the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) must, among other things, approve the business case and the acquisition program baseline in order to pass Milestone B in the acquisition lifecycle.

The LMP team put in a monumental effort to reach this milestone. The team conducted briefings and meeting coordination, researched, authored and edited dozens of BCL documents, and kept leadership apprised of all developments with the LMP Increment 2 and its support to the Soldiers, providing nothing less than a stellar effort resulting in this success.

Congratulations to the entire LMP team on reaching Increment 2 Milestone B!

Posted July 10, 2013