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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)

The Department of Defense (DoD) has transmitted the President's Budget 2024 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 (FY) 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 FY1990 constant dollars).

There are 75 MDAP SARs: 16 for Department of the Army, 36 for the Department of the Navy, and 21 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 Missile Defense System.

There are 20 MTA programs that met the MDAP threshold and submitted a SAR: 5 for the Department of the Army, 1 for the Department of the Navy, 12 for the Department of the Air Force, and 2 for the Space Development Agency.

The President's Budget 2024 SARs are published by the Washington Headquarters Services at These SARs are filed under "2022 SARs" as consistent with the data reflected.

In accordance with title 10, United States Code, section 4351(b), the Department of Defense was required to prepare SARs annually through submission of the President's Budget 2024. Future reporting on MDAPs and MTA programs that exceed the MDAP threshold will be done through the Modernized Selected Acquisition Report (MSAR) process, which will continue to be released to the public annually. The Department of Defense is working closely with Congress to meet requirements for future MSARs processes.