Oct 30, 2017

Symantec ECA Certificate Sunset

As of September 25th, all Symantec issued ECA Certificates have been sunsetted (revoked), even if they have not otherwise expired. Symantec has issued guidance and provided more information on this matter. If you are affected by this, you can visit Symantec’s website for details, and courses of action here.

May 2, 2017

Application Updates

The CADE Team is pleased to announce the launch of the newly updated CADE Portal, Data & Analytics (formally known as Charts & Analytics), and CSDR-Submit/Review applications, which went live on April 6, 2017. After logging into the CADE Portal you will see a more modern looking web portal with newer features, particularly on the CADE Portal.


  • Customizable Dashboard: Now users can tailor their Portal Homepage by adding widgets that are tailored to their specific role in CADE.
  • Consistent Theme: No major changes to functionality or navigation, but between the CADE Portal, CSDR-Submit/Review, and CADE Data & Analytics applications, users will now have a consistent look and feel.
  • Loading Screen: Have you ever click on a button in CADE and were unaware if CADE was being responsive? Now CADE has loading screens to effectively communicate it is thinking.

We hope you find the new CADE portal fresh and modern. We are working hard to continue to ensure it contains valuable information relevant to the cost and acquisition community.

Please note, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the CADE Support Help Desk at (253) 564-1979 Ex. 1/

March 20, 2017

Security Updates

Due to mandated security updates, the CADE sites are turning off TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on our servers. Users with Internet Explorer 10 and below may be unable to view the site with the default settings in IE. In order to remedy this, we ask our users to change their browser’s settings.

To change your Internet Explorer settings:

  1. Click on the Settings gear in the upper right hand corner of your browser
  2. Choose Internet Options
  3. Click on the Advanced tab
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings list
  5. Check TLS 1.2, if it is not already checked

January 26, 2017


The Army’s Joint Integrated Analysis Tool, JIAT is now available through CADE.

JIAT provides cost and program analysts data to support a full spectrum of analysis projects including data collection, exposure to new data sources, advanced data searches and exporting data directly into cost analysis tools like CO$TAT, ACE and Excel. JIAT includes a data warehouse with searching capabilities of:

  • 9 Army and DoD standard databases include the Army’s ACDB databases
  • Libraries with over 750 CERs, over 700 cost estimating website links and resource documents

JIAT can also host and run what-if drills in both ACE and Excel models. (Some set-up required)

Look for JIAT under your CADE Analyst Applications. JIAT is available to Government Analysts only. If JIAT is not listed as one of your applications, go to Account Actions, Request Application Roles and submit a request for access by adding the comment “Request JIAT access” in the comments section and pressing Submit. Further assistance is available from the JIAT helpdesk at or (805) 964 6963 x2598.

December 19, 2016

Welcome to CADE's new public site. We've modernized our site to better serve the Cost and Acquisition Community. We will be continually updating our site with new features and content so check back often. If you run across any issues during your time here, please send us a note.

November 2, 2016

“WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 — The Pentagon’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office is at the forefront of pushing innovation and cost savings in the department. The office unveiled its new “FlexFile” program yesterday. It will be applied across the department, and it gives estimators the tools needed to evaluate huge DoD programs for the 21st century.


CAPE, as the office is known in the building, advises defense leaders on all aspects of the department. Among their duties is evaluating the cost-effectiveness of defense programs and acquisitions.” ...

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