Data on Government Performed Efforts
“In the past few years, the cost community has begun to work with government-executed elements of acquisition and sustainment programs across the three Military Departments, as the lack of data on these efforts impedes accurate compilation of total program costs. One of the roadblocks preventing the collection of government cost and software data has been the lack of modern financial systems employed by the government. With the advent of new government financial systems, the only remaining impediment is a lack of specific policy. Therefore, as the government implements these modern financial systems in our organizations and depots, the government-performed efforts that meet CSDR thresholds shall now collect and submit cost and software data following the processes outlined in existing CSDR policies.”
-DoD Cost Analysis Improvement Memo, January 9, 2017
- Government-Performed Sustainment Programs are defined to be those in which a government laboratory, depot, or other organization serves as the primary integrator, maintainer, or sustainer of the system. This also includes public-private partnerships using workshare, direct sale or lease agreement approaches. Government-performed sustainment programs must report their effort using the same guidance and forms provided with the 1921 using the CAPE sustainment reporting structure and the1921-5.
- Government-performed software programs are defined to be those in which a government laboratory, depot, or other organization serves as the primary developer, integrator, or maintainer of the software. Government-performed software programs must report their effort using the same guidance and forms provided with the SRDR DID.
- Reporting thresholds are the same for government-performed programs as they are for contractor-performed programs. The total value of the effort across military interdepartmental purchase requests (MIPRs) and other vehicles must be counted. It is recommended that CSDR provisions be written into the memorandum of agreement (MOA) or similar document in lieu of a contract.