The Department of Defense (DoD) has transmitted the President’s Budget 2023 comprehensive annual Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) to Congress.
SARs summarize the latest estimates of cost, schedule, and performance status for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) programs that exceed the MDAP cost threshold.
By law, the MDAP cost threshold is an estimated eventual total expenditure for research, development, test, and evaluation of more than $300,000,000 (based on fiscal year 1990 constant dollars) or an eventual total expenditure for procurement, including all planned increments or spirals, of more than $1,800,000,000 (based on fiscal year 1990 constant dollars).
There are 79 MDAP SARs: 15 for Department of the Army, 39 for the Department of the Navy, and 23 for the Department of the Air Force. Two additional MDAPs are direct reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment: Chemical Demilitarization – Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives and the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
There are 19 MTA programs that met the MDAP threshold and submitted a SAR: 7 for the Department of the Army, 1 for the Department of the Navy, 10 for the Department of the Air Force, and 1 for the Space Development Agency.
SARs are prepared annually in conjunction with submission of the President’s Budget. The President’s Budget 2022 only included one year of funding and therefore DoD did not produce SARs last year.
The President’s Budget 2023 SARs are published by the Washington Headquarters Services at https://www.esd.whs.mil/FOIA/Reading-Room/Reading-Room-List_2/Selected_Acquisition_Reports/. These SARs are filed under “2021 SARs” as consistent with the data reflected.