The Cost Assessment Data Enterprise (CADE) is an Office of the Secretary of Defense Cost Assessment
and Program Evaluation (OSD CAPE) initiative to increase analyst productivity and effectiveness by collecting, organizing and displaying
data in an integrated single web-based application, improving data quality, reporting compliance and source data transparency. CADE
aims to provide the government analyst with a single, authoritative website utilizing data visualization methods to house source data
which are easily searchable and retrievable. CADE offers the analyst a reduction in the time spent on ad-hoc data collection and validation,
allowing more time for in-depth, meaningful analysis in support of DoD’s mission.
The Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) system is the primary means that DoD uses to collect actual cost and related business data on Acquisition Category (ACAT) I and ACAT IA defense contracts. Program Managers (PM) use the CSDR system to report data on contractor development and production costs and resource usage incurred in performing DoD programs.
Its two principal components are:
Contractor Cost Data Reporting (CCDR)
Software Resources Data Reporting (SRDR)
DoD Instruction 5000.02, Enclosure 4, Table 4,
establishes CCDR and SRDR requirements for major contracts and sub-contracts (regardless of contract type) associated with ACAT I and IA contracts.
The Instruction includes specific dollar thresholds that can also be found in the
Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG).
Integrated Program Management (IPM), a division of Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA) within the Acquisition Enablers organization serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to EVM/IPM.
Earned Value Management/Integrated Program Management is one of DoD’s and industry’s most powerful program planning and management tools. The purpose of IPM is to ensure sound planning and resourcing of all tasks required for contract performance. It promotes an environment where contract execution data is shared between project personnel and government oversight staff and in which emerging problems are identified, pinpointed, and acted upon as early as possible. IPM provides a structured, objective, and quantitative method to integrate technical work scope, cost, and schedule objectives into a cohesive contract baseline plan called a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) for tracking contract performance.
Promoting data driven decisions that improve acquisition outcomes through recognized management practices, flexible policy and guidance, innovative methods, and IPM knowledge/expertise.
The Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) is the primary forum for exchanging views and information to promote and communicate integrated program management best practices. The IPMD actively works to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between Industry and Government regarding the development, documentation, and maintenance of effective integrated program management processes. The IPMD and its predecessor, the Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC), has long been industry’s advocate on the use, implementation, and integration of EVM practices with program management and other disciplines.
The IPMD initiates and leads program management improvement initiatives with the DoD and other Federal agencies for the mutual benefit of the Industrial base and the Government to understand and adapt to changes in the business and procurement environment.
CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management
and performance measurement. The Organization assists the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and
promote the application of earned value management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time
and on budget.
The International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association is a nonprofit organization that strives to promote and to enhance the profession of cost estimating and analysis with the primary goal of fostering the professional growth of our members
in cost estimating, cost analysis, and allied fields. ICEAA is represented locally by more than 20 chapters nationwide and international affiliates in Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.