cost analysis requirements description
A detailed description of an acquisition program that is used to prepare the Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Program Office Estimate (POE), Component Cost Estimate (CCE), Component Cost Position (CCP), and other cost estimates, as required. It is the common description and basis for analysis of the technical and programmatic features of the program. The CARD must be signed by the program executive officer and program manager and initially prepared to support the first milestone review after the Materiel Development Decision. Following the milestone review, updates of the CARD must be submitted annually to reflect the most recent President's Budget and the anticipated program objective memorandum. The CARD must be prepared and submitted by the program office in accordance with the guidance issued by the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DCAPE).
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