CSDR Plan Standards

CSDR Plan Standards

        “The DoD cost community has found that program offices, Service Cost Centers and CAPE spend significant time developing new data collection plans, often from scratch, for each new program contract. To lessen this planning burden, the DoD cost community has implemented common cost data plan templates available for each weapon system commodity group and program phase. These plan templates shall be used as a starting point by program offices and should reflect all but the most unique tailoring requirements. The standard plan templates can currently be found on the CADE website.”

               -DoD Cost Analysis Improvement Memo, January 9, 2017


Establishing a solid CSDR Plan as the basis for effective cost data collection is often a labor-intensive effort, which must be front loaded so that it can be (ideally) included in the RFP release. Too little time spent on Planning, and the data collected will be inadequate or missing altogether. Too much time spent on Planning, and the Acquisition process can be unnecessarily delayed. The single biggest enabler of improved efficiency in the Planning process without sacrificing thoroughness is the dissemination of CSDR Plan Standards, which have been drafted for all major system types as reflected in the appendices of MIL-STD-881E Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Materiel Items. These Standards serve as templates, so rather than starting from scratch for each contract or copying an old Plan that may itself have shortcomings, the CWIPT has a running start in establishing the new Plan. The Templates were designed to improve DD Form 2794 CSDR by extending the content.

In all, twenty-one standard plan product extensions will be developed. To date, eighteen were developed collaboratively, DoD wide, under an Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA) funded effort. The Ground vehicle systems standard plan was developed by the Army. The Sea Systems and Unmanned Maritime Systems standard plans are forthcoming from the Navy. With few exceptions each commodity area includes two standard plan templates- one for development phase contracts and one for production phase contracts. Each standard plan is also accompanied by a CWBS dictionary and Standard Technical Data Supplement. These documents should be considered as your starting point when building new CSDR. Tailoring of the content within each plan is left up to the discretion of individual CWIPTs but please note major deviations from these standard templates must be annotated by each CWIPT and approved by each service’s CSDR plan approval chain of command.

2020 DD Form 2794 CSDR Standard Plan Product Extensions by Commodity

2020 MIL-STD-881E based CSDR templates Ties to MIL-STD-881E
1 Aircraft Systems Appendix A Aircraft Systems
2 UAV Systems Appendix A Aircraft Systems
3 Avionics Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
4 C4I Electronics Systems/Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
5 C4I Radar System/Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
6 Electronic/Generic Systems/Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
7 Electronic Warfare Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
8 Engine Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
9 Generic Subcontractor System/Subsystems Appendix B Electronic or Generic Systems
10 Missile-Ordnance Systems Appendix C Missile/Ordnance Systems
11 Strategic Missile Systems Appendix D Strategic Missile Systems
12 Sea Systems Appendix E Sea Systems
13 Space Systems Appendix F Space Systems
14 Ground Vehicle System Appendix G Ground Vehicle Systems
15 Unmanned Maritime Systems Appendix H Unmanned Maritime Systems
16 Launch Vehicle Systems Appendix I Launch Vehicle Systems
17 IS-DBS (Information System-Defense Business System) Appendix J Information Systems/Defense Business Systems
18 Launch Services No Equivalent
19 Launch Service Support No Equivalent
20 Sustainment Refer to Appendix L
21 Training Systems (Weapons/Maintenance) No Equivalent