C7.12. COST ANALYSIS IMPROVEMENT GROUP (CAIG)
C7.12.1. Responding to 10 U.S.C. 2434 (reference (bq)), DoD Directive 5000.4 (reference (dh)
) charters the OSD
CAIG to provide independent program cost estimates. The DoD Component
responsible for acquisition of a system shall cooperate with the CAIG and
provide the cost, programmatic, and technical information required for
estimating costs and appraising cost risks. The DoD Component shall also
facilitate CAIG staff visits to the program office, product centers, test
centers, and system contractor(s).
The following guidance shall apply to ACAT ID programs (and ACAT IC, as requested by
the USD(AT&L)) preparing for a Milestone B or C review; the decision review
prior to entering full-rate production and deployment; or any other decision
point as directed by the USD(AT&L):
C126.96.36.199. The PM and the DoD Component
shall provide draft life-cycle cost estimates to the CAIG at least 45
calendar days before the scheduled OIPT or, as applicable, the DoD
Component review meeting.
C188.8.131.52. The PM and DoD Component
shall provide life-cycle cost estimates and/or DOD Component cost
positions to the OSD CAIG at least 21 calendar days before the scheduled
OIPT or DoD Component review meeting. The CAIG shall provide feedback
based on independent review of the life-cycle cost estimate(s), validating
the methodology used to estimate costs and determining whether the
estimate(s) require additional analysis.
C184.108.40.206. The PM and DoD Component
shall provide final life-cycle cost estimates and/or DoD Component cost
positions to the OSD CAIG at least 10 calendar days before the scheduled
OIPT or DoD Component review meeting.