RiskAoA was developed by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Headquarters to select between complicated or high value decisions when limited information is available. RiskAoA selects the best possible alternative within a trade-space of cost, project merit and risk. The program was designed to comply with and enhance the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System "J-CIDS," Analysis of Alternatives process. RiskAoA is proprietary to the United States Government, but available to all government personnel from Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Headquarters, the office of AFMC/A5, in accordance with Distribution B; for example, To protect information and technical data that advance current technology or describe new technology, and protect sensitive management review information. RiskAoA is listed as a 'produce support planning tool' on the Acquisition Community Connection, a Defense Acquisition University "knowledge share" site.