Defense Communications Agency Cost and Planning Factors Manual. Revised
DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA
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This Circular provides a guide for personnel who prepare and review cost estimates and economic analyses of DCA-managed systems, programs, and projects. It presents DCA cost data, planning factors, estimating procedures, methods, and formats related to communications systems planning, programming, budgeting, and program evaluation. Section A provides the DCA systems cost- estimating procedures applicable to major transmission and switching systems programs. It is the overall guide and reference in preparing cost estimates for major DCA programs. Section B provides specific tables of cost and pricing data and cost estimating relationships CERs for the communication equipment covered by this Circular. Section C presents detailed guidance, methods, and appropriate factors and percentages for preparing estimates of communications systems integration training, testing, management, data, site activation, and other support cost elements. Section D presents guidance, methods, and factors for preparing estimates of system annual recurring operating and maintenance costs. Section E includes estimating procedures, definitions, and charges and rates for use in estimating leased communications costs. Section F covers Supplementary cost considerations related to the overall general area of cost and economic analysis--as opposed to individual communications systems or other acquisitions programs covered elsewhere. A Suppleement 1 contains a detailed work breakdown structure appropriate for costing complex communications systems.
- Administration and Management
- Radio Communications
- Non-Radio Communications