The DoD Cost Estimating Guide (v1.0), published December 2020, provides the cost community with a DoD-level resource for a consistent and repeatable cost estimating process guide (not mandate) developed by the OSD Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation (CAPE). It was designed to be both a starting point for new cost estimators and an excellent resource for the experienced cost analyst.
Features of the DoD Cost Estimating Guide:
|1||Purpose, Policy, Properties, and Definitions|
|2||The Cost Estimating Process|
|4||Cost Estimate Basis|
|5||Identify, Collect, Validate, Normalize, and Analyze Data|
|6||Select Cost/Schedule Estimating Methods|
|7||Build Cost Estimate Model (includes Initial Results)|
|8||Final Documentation and Results|
The DoD Cost Estimating Guide was created in collaboration with the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps cost communities, as well as Missile Defense Agency (MDA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).
The next revision of the DoD Cost Estimating Guide will include a case study appendix that will walk through the cost estimating process using an example program to provide estimators with the necessary thought process to develop a sound cost estimate.
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