2002 IDA Cost Research Symposium: Estimating the Costs of Transforming U.S. Military Forces
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Several Department of Defense DoD offices are responsible for estimating and monitoring the costs of defense systems and forces in support of planning, programming, budgeting, and acquisition decisions. For example, the Cost Analysis Improvement Group CAIG in the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD provides independent cost estimates and reports on life-cycle costs of major defense acquisition programs MDAPs in Acquisition Category ID see Reference 11. Cost AgenciesCenters in the relevant defense components provide independent estimates for other MDAPs. The OSD CAIG leads efforts by these and other offices and organizations to improve the technical capabilities of the DoD to forecast future costs. Near the beginning of each year, during the DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, the CAIG reviews the status of DoDs capabilities to estimate the costs of defense systems. Several months later, representatives from offices that sponsor defense cost research meet at the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA to discuss and exchange information on their ongoing and planned cost research projects. The 2002 IDA Cost Research Symposium was held on May 23, 2002. The symposium, jointly sponsored by OSD CAIG and IDA, has been held every year since 1989 see References 2 THROUGH 15. This document contains the proceedings of the 2002 symposium and catalogs defense cost research projects in progress or planned at the time of the symposium.
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