Concerning the JCIDS process, AR 71-9 clearly states that the JCIDS development cycle may be reduced through use of the CDRT process.
Once supplemental funding ceases to be available, the Army eliminates the use of sustainment items or these items will be required to re-compete via the CDRT process to become an APC maintained with Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding.
Nevertheless, authorization of sustainment is possible for terminated items in theater if it fulfills another requirement and at some later point in time, will process through the CDRT as a redesignated item in a different category.
Because of the CDRT process, if the item is designated as a retention item and becomes an APC or sustained, the item is required to go through a full materiel release.
The ACD recommended that the LMAMS "was a potential CDRT candidate, and to provide input for further JCIDS requirements development" (ACD, 2011).
Further, LMAMS would be a candidate for CDRT in 2013 (Sando, 2012).
According to LMAMS Product Director Bill Nichols, the LMAMS was scheduled on the agenda for the CDRT No.
It has been to the CDRT and is recognized as an enduring requirement.
Review of rapid acquisition and the CDRT process reveals some observations regarding both of these processes based on research documentation and interviews.