Sep 25, 2018

2018 DOD Cost Analysis Symposium (September 26-27, 2018)

The 2018 Department of Defense Cost Analysis Symposium (DoDCAS) will take place on September 26-27, 2018 at the Scott Hall at Defense Acquisition University (DAU) at the Fort Belvoir Campus. The theme of this 49th DoDCAS is Section 804 and Rapid Acquisition.

Please see the agenda below:

Agenda_2018 Department of Defense Cost Analysis Symposium

Read-Ahead Material:

Middle Tier of Acquisition (Rapid Prototyping/Rapid Fielding) Interim Authority and Guidance, April 2018
Middle Tier Acquisition and Acquisition Agility Guidance, April 2018
Air Force Guidance Memorandum for Rapid Acquisition Activities, June 2018
Implementation of Cost Data Reporting Requirements for Middle Tier Acquisition Programs, August 2018
DoDI 5000.02 and Rapid Acquisition – Yes Rapid!, August 2018
Army: Implementing Acquisition Streamlining and Cultural Change, December 2017

Aug 27, 2018

LMS Launch Announcement

Starting on September 6, 2018, all CADE stakeholders will have access to CADE training from the convenience of their own desk! As we continue to develop the platform and add courses, you may receive an occasional email notifying you that you’ve been enrolled in a new course. Bridge will also organize and track your learning. For managers, it allows them to track everyone in one easy-to-use dashboard and eases the reporting process.

We completely understand how busy everyone is this time of year, so we’ve tried to make taking courses as easy as possible. Bridge is also an online learning environment that you can access from your phone, tablet, or personal computer.

There are two ways to register!

CADE ACCOUNT HOLDERS: You will automatically receive an email on September 6, 2018 from the “CADE Training Team” with your personalized link to register.

NON-CADE ACCOUNT HOLDERS: No CADE account? Don’t worry! You can register for an account at

And, if at any time you need help, you can contact the CADE Training Team. Click here to get in contact with the CADE Training Team.


The CADE Training Team

Jul 26, 2018

CADE Focus Group Read-Ahead Material and a Thank you!!!

The CADE Cost and Technical Focus group at Lockheed Martin on June 27-28, 2018 was a great success. We truly do value the input that will help influence the the way the Department of Defense collects data more efficiently and effectively. We believe the collaborative discussion of the CADE Initiatives will ultimately lead to a win-win for Industry and Government.

For more guidance and information on the CADE Initiatives, please visit

If you or any of your colleagues are interested in registering future for CADE Training and Outreach events, please visit

Please see below all of the read-ahead material discussed at our Focus group sessions.

May 22, 2018

CAPE-CADE Focus Group on June 27-28 in Crystal City, VA

The CADE-DCARC team will be hosting the OSD CAPE CADE Focus Group 27-28 June in Crystal City.

The Purpose of this 2-Day Focus Group is to promote discussion amongst key individuals within the community in order to gain insight into their views and experiences related to the OSD CAPE Initiatives. CAPE would like to draw upon participants' attitudes, feelings, beliefs, experiences and reactions in a way that would not be feasible using other methods.

The first day will focus on Cost Data, including FlexFiles, while the second day will focus on Technical Data, including Software. Each day, there will be a series of Industry and Government panels to address specific topics and concerns across the community. Following each panel there will be a community feedback forum to collectively discuss and collaborate in order to formulate solutions and mitigation approaches for the aforementioned concerns. Both days will also feature plenary as well as contractor breakout sessions. Broad participation is encouraged from both Government and Industry, across the cost and systems engineering communities.

Details below:

The Link for all Training Events and Focus Groups:

Location: Global Vision Center Lockheed Martin 2121 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202

Read-ahead Material: The read-ahead material, comprising the most current Implementation Guide and Briefs for all Initiatives, will be sent to registrants during the early June timeframe in order to provide ample time for review before the focus group.

Plan for lots of dialogue! There will also be a working lunch (invite only) with Industry and Government leadership and CAPE leadership to discuss any concerns that were not appropriate for the plenary session.

We look forward to seeing you and having a candid discussion.

Apr 26, 2018

April 2018 MIL-STD-881D Now Available

The April 2018 MIL-STD-881D is Now Available. The MIL-STD-881D, effective April 9, 2018, and superseding MIL-STD-881C, shall be implemented for all MDAP and MAIS programs that meet the requirements for CSDR reporting. Click here for more information.

Apr 2, 2018

2017 DID Approvals, 1921-3 Pilot Memo, and Non-ACAT I Data Reporting Requirements

The current November 2017 DID Approvals are now available, for more info, visit:

Also, the 1921-3 Draft Pilot DID is now available - For more info, visit:

The "CAPE Non-ACAT I Data Reporting Requirements Guidance Memo" is now Available" click here: CAPE Data Reporting Requirements in Accordance with FY17 NDAA

Mar 9, 2018

New Features Alert!

CADE has released some new features to the Portal Home, Data & Analytics and CSDR-Submit-Review (CSDR-SR) Applications.

Below is an overview of the new features in the CADE 7.0 release by Application:

Portal Home:

Dashboard Tile Improvements: Updated several dashboard tiles to ease CSDR Reviewer & Submitter access submissions for review and submission events to upload data. You can now click the plus sign in the top right corner of the Portal Home page upon logging into CADE to add these new tiles.

Data & Analytics:

1921-3 & FPR Browse – Allows users to browse and search for 1921-3 data & Forward Pricing Rates (FPR) data. You can navigate to the My CADE dropdown and select “1921-3 & FPR Browse” to find this feature.

Business Base Data Availability – Displays 1921-3 and FPR data for contractors with contracts for a given program. Individual contractor business units are listed by location and by the number of 1921-3 data and FPRs available. You can find this feature when you select a program below the Program Contracts and Data Availability table.

CARD Widget – This new widget makes all uploaded CARDs accessible in Data and Analytics. This feature is available when you select a program below the Key Events widget.


Program Planning Module (PPM) Updates – The PPM has been updated with several new features to assist CSDR Reviewers during the planning process. These features include the following:

  • Populating the standard plans based on metadata entered when creating a plan package and tasks, plan package search and filter capability for a program
  • A link to cPet Web to allow users to send plans to and from the PPM
  • User Interface changes
  • Consolidation of metadata at the package level

You can find these by navigating to a program inside the PPM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 253-564-1979 x1 or via email at

- The CADE Team