Is there going to be an Agency Decision Milestone for every project under the new SMART milestone framework?
There will be an Agency Decision milestone meeting for every study under the new framework. Studies currently approaching this
meeting are working closely with the PCoP and Office of Water Project Review to establish a common agenda and Standard Operating
Procedures. Once tested, these will be incorporated in a future Planning Bulletin.
Prior to this checkpoint, the Project Delivery Team has addressed comments raised during review and the vertical team has confirmed
that the analyses in the draft report and the recommendations as a result of the concurrent reviews are compliant with policy and
that there is a capable non-Federal sponsor(s) ready to support project implementation.
The ADM is a decision milestone where a Panel of HQUSACE leaders will endorse the recommended plan and approve the way
forward for feasibility-level design. The majority of the ADM discussion will focus on the study and project risks that are being
carried forward in the study or that have arisen since the TSP Milestone meeting. The ADM will be scalable depending on the scope,
complexity, and risk of the recommended plan.