Urgent Needs Process
Capabilities Development Directorate
What is an Urgent Need: “An urgent need is an exceptional request from a Navy or Marine Corps component commander for an additional warfighting capability critically needed by operating forces conducting combat or contingency operations.” 

“Failure to deliver the capability requested is likely to result in the inability of units to accomplish their missions or increases the probability of casualties and loss of life.” 

Who Validates the Urgent Need:  Marine Requirements Oversight Council Decision Memorandum dated 03-2010:

“Deputy Commandant Combat Development & Integration shall validate that all U-UNS requests meet the established U-UNS criteria prior to MROC consideration”

Urgent Needs PRocess Overview