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Operating and Support Cost-Estimating Guide
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC DIRECTOR PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
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This document provides guidelines for preparing, documenting, and presenting operating and support O and S cost estimates to the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group CAIG. It discusses the requirements for O and S cost estimates, provides instructions for developing such estimates, and presents standard cost element structures CES and definitions for specific categories of weapon systems including aircraft, ships, missiles, combat vehicles, and electronic systems. Documentations and presentation requirements also are provided to assist in preparing for CAIG reviews. The primary objective of the guidelines is to achieve consistent, well- documented O and S cost estimates that can be replicated and verified by an independent party.
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