The Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) plan is an effort between the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), the Service Cost Centers, and the individual Program Management Offices. The Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Plan is an approved document, signed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) for all ACAT I Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs). For ACAT II programs, the CSDR plan approval is delegated to the MILDEP Cost Center Director or the Component Equivalent.
The DD 2794 CSDR Plan will help ensure the reporting requirements and structures are properly defined for cost, software, and technical data reporting. The Cost Working Integrated Product Team (CWIPT) is responsible for creating the CSDR plan for all contracts that meeting the applicable reporting thresholds. The CWIPT, and associated planning process, determines what data is needed, when the data is needed, and how the data will be reported, and formally incorporating appropriate contractual requirements into requests for proposal (RFPs), model contracts, subcontracts, and other pertinent contract-related documents. The execution process begins with contract award and involves the submission of CSDR data in accordance with the contract requirements that were developed during the planning process.
To the maximum extent possible, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for cost reporting identified in the CSDR Plan should be consistent with MIL-STD-881D (or current version at time of award). CAPE and the services have developed template plans that may be leveraged as a starting point for the Program Office, and are available on the CADE public website: Standard Plans
March 2019 FlexFile Implementation Memo
Instructions for Completing the DD 2794 CSDR Plan
Legacy DD 2794 Version:
DD 2794 CSDR Plan (2015)
Version after May 15, 2019:
DD 2794 FlexFile CSDR Plan (2019) DRAFT
The following guidelines should be adhered to during the CSDR Planning process:
The “CSDR Plan Process Flowchart” provides a step-by-step breakdown of the CSDR Planning process. This flowchart provides guidance to all parties involved in the CSDR Plan process and should be followed in order to successfully navigate, coordinate and implement a CSDR Plan on contract: