Is the ROM cost estimate based on meeting the Objective KPP/KSA values or Threshold values?
KPPs are normally estimated at objective performance levels and, in a perfect world, KSAs would also be estimated at objective values to build maximum trade space. In the real world, however, there are funding constraints that DoD, the Service, or your acquisition chain may place on you to fund at less than objective performance for certain KSAs. In these cases of reduced funding, you and the user must work closely to ensure that there is no "gold plating" of lesser KSAs and still ensure that threshold performance is met for the entire system.
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