One effort in this area is the Army's Capabilities Development for Rapid Transition (CDRT) effort.
The ARCIC, as described in TRADOC Regulation (TR) 71-20, is also responsible to conduct the CDRT initiative (DA, 2013).
The decision process for the disposition of these systems was through the CDRT. The CDRT is a quarterly process used within the Army to identify the best of the nonstandard materiel and nonmateriel insertions that the Army should consider as enduring (Thomson, 2011).
The CDRT defines the equipment to be one of three categories: sustain, terminate, or APC enduring transition.
The CDRT process has five major steps: identify, assess, recommend, validate, and approve.
To summarize the process, several major Army organizations are stakeholders in the CDRT process, including Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff: Combatant Commands; operational theaters: Army G1, G2, G3/5/7, G6, and G8; Forces Command; AMC; ATEC; and TRADOC.
The criteria for CDRT eligibility are that the system must have been used by an operational unit in theater for a minimum of 120 days, fulfill a current need, and be applicable for the future force.
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).