Technical Data

Technical Data

Technical data is an enduring cost analysis need and the technical data initiative provides a mechanism to systematically capture technical data and other cost-driving metrics on DoD contracts This revolutionary improvement to the DoD data repository lays the foundation for system architecture trades, affordability analysis, root cause analyses, and life cycle cost estimating activities. Obtaining technical data as a contract deliverable in tandem with cost reporting avoids subsequent data calls to the contractor or program office.

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Technical Data DIDs and Implementation Guidance:

Technical Data Report Submission Format Specifications and Guidance:


FlexFile DD Form 2794 Page 8 (Tech Data Supplement) CSDR Standard Plan Product Extension by Commodity
MIL-STD-881D-based Tech Data Templates Ties to MIL-STD-881D
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