Expanding Operating and Support Cost Analysis for Major Programs During the DoD Acquisition Process: Legal Requirements, Current Practices, and Recommendations
The Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation was established to perform a broad set of cost analysis duties related to major defense acquisition programs. Subsequent laws have mandated additional duties. But the personnel, data, expertise, and other resources to fulfill these additional duties are not always available. The authors examine the requirements and offer recommendations for obtaining the resources to complete required analyses.