“Currently there is a lack of available data collected during the sustainment phase of major DoD programs. This shortcoming has caused cost analyses prepared in support of logistics decision options to be both difficult and problematic. To address this issue, the DoD cost community jointly updated the approach to collecting sustainment cost data. This cost data collection approach, in time, will provide better data to support analyses to evaluate competing sustainment alternatives and approaches. The DoD cost community requires the collection of sustainment data on efforts that meet CSDR thresholds using the updated Sustainment Functional Cost-Hour Report.”
-DoD Cost Analysis Improvement Memo, January 9, 2017
A new Sustainment Functional Cost-Hour Report (DID), DI-FNCL-81992 (DD Form 1921-5), was approved in September 2015 and is available in our DID and Form Table page. The DoD cost community, under CAPE’s authority, is now requiring the collection of sustainment data on efforts that meet CSDR thresholds using 1921 with CAPE sustainment reporting structure and the new Sustainment Functional Cost-Hour Report (DID), DI-FNCL-81992 (DD Form 1921-5).Contract data requirements lists (CDRLs) may be amended to implement the new DIDs at the discretion of the Program Manager and Cost Working Integrated Product Team (CWIPT). This new report better aligns functional categories with those typical of sustainment effort and is available in our Data Item Descriptions & Forms Table.