Life Cycle Costing Guide for System Acquisitions
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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The Life Cycle Cost LCC of a system is the total cost to the Government of acquisition and ownership of that system over its full life. It includes the cost of development, acquisition, operation, support and where applicable, disposal. However, in certain applications of this Guide, such as LCC estimation for purposes of contractual commitments, source selection and choices among design alternatives, LCC is generally used to examine only relevant costs. For the purpose of this Guide, a complete system is defined as a major end item and all the components required for its operation and support, including relevant facilities, equipment, materiel, data, personnel and services. Note The Guide is applicable to hardware systems which are weapon systems, communication systems.
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