To improve its capability, the Acquisition Process Model (APM) has migrated to a new platform. Now incorporated into an enterprise architecture tool, the APM has additional functionality to enable Air Force personnel to better leverage the “as documented” Big A acquisition process contained therein. Please access the new APM platform using the “Click here to view the New APM” button below.

Additionally, SAF/AQXP is offering DCS training classes for both orientation to the new platform and recent updates to the APM content. Please register to attend using the links from the Training tab.

Welcome to the Air Force Acquisition Process Model Web Portal


Serving as the central knowledge warehouse, the Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM) provides the documented current state process in an integrated fashion.


The APM is a compilation of policy, instructions, and guidance that acts as the Gold Standard for persons involved in the Acquisition Process




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View the New APM

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View the Old APM

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View the Old PEO View

The APM accomplishes the following goals:

  • Establish standard definition and activities associated with AF Acquisition
  • Provide process decomposition from DAE/SAE through PM level actions
  • Serve as Standard Reference Model for all stakeholders
  • Provide common context for process improvement initiatives
  • Provide integration context for other external/related process models
  • Provide process input to Acquisition Enterprise Architecture and supports other Enterprise Architectures

Beginning in 2009, the Air Force Acquisition Chief Process Office (ACPO) commissioned the Center for Reengineering and Enabling Technology (CRET) to develop the APM.