34.003 Responsibilities.

      (a) As required by A-109, the agency head or designee shall establish written procedures for its implementation.

      (b) The agency procedures shall identify the key decision points of each major system acquisition and the agency official(s) for making those decisions.

      (c) Systems acquisitions normally designated as major are those programs that, as determined by the agency head, (1) are directed at and critical to fulfilling an agency mission need, (2) entail allocating relatively large resources for the particular agency, and (3) warrant special management attention, including specific agency-head decisions. The agency procedures may establish additional criteria, as specified in A-109, for designating major programs system acquisitions.