CP11 - Comptroller Civilian Career Program
ACTEDS PLAN

ANNEX A-5
COST ANALYSIS COMPETENCIES

  • CA-01 Knowledge of planning, programming, budgeting and execution system processes, products, terminology, and guidance documents (e.g., Program Budget Guidance (PBG), Command Operating Budget (COB), Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Mission Area Material Plan (MAMP), Long Range Research Development and Acquisition Plan (LRRDAP) and Future Year Defense Program (FYDP)).
  • CA-02 Knowledge of mathematical and statistical applications (e.g., analysis of variance, confidence intervals, probability, regression, correlation, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, trend analysis, linear programming).
  • CA-03 Knowledge of office automation applications (e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, database management, and communication packages).
  • CA-04 Knowledge of concepts, principles, and procedures for performing cost analyses and estimates (e.g., learning curves, Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs), data collection and adjustment, normalization, overhead rate analysis, production rate analysis, fixed and variable costs, treatment of inflation).
  • CA-05 Knowledge of operations research techniques (e.g., linear programming, queuing theory, modeling and simulation, decision risk analysis, uncertainty analysis, critical path/network analysis).
  • CA-06 Knowledge of concepts, principles, and procedures for performing economic analyses (e.g., cost benefit analysis, payback, return on investment, present value, treatment of inflation).
  • CA-07 Knowledge of the policies and procedures governing the Cost and Economic Analysis Program (e.g., DoDDs/DoDIs, ARs).
  • CA-08 Knowledge of materiel acquisition and life cycle management policies and procedures contained in applicable documents (e.g, DoDD 5000.1, DoDI 5000.2, DoDD 7920.1, DoDI 7920.1, AR 70.1).
  • CA-09 Knowledge of weapon system life cycle cost estimates (e.g., Program Office Estimates (POEs), Component Cost Analyses (CCAs), Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA) cost data).
  • CA-10 Knowledge of acquisition strategies (e.g., dual sourcing, multi-year procurement, sole source competition, third party financing, streamlined development acquisition process, proof of principle demonstration).
  • CA-11 Knowledge of concepts and principles required to evaluate requests for proposals, contractor proposals, and contracts (e.g., Source Selection and Evaluation Board [SSEB], Should Cost, Design-to-Cost).
  • CA-12 Knowledge of concepts and principles of contractor cost management and government monitoring procedures (e.g., application of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), analysis and use of Cost Performance Report/Contractor Cost Data Reporting).
  • CA-13 Knowledge of policies and procedures needed to assure the implementation and maintenance of Cost/Schedule Control System Criteria (C/SCSC) (e.g., DoDI 7000.2, AMCP 715 series).
  • CA-14 Knowledge of policies, procedures, and data sources required in developing, analyzing, and integrating Congressional and DoD reports (e.g., Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs), and Unit Cost Reports.
  • CA-15 Knowledge of materiel system logistic support concepts (e.g., two (2) level vs. three (3) level maintenance, wholesale vs retail supply system, war reserve stocks, training system concepts).
  • CA-16 Knowledge of Information Systems life cycle cost analysis (e.g., centralized mainframe system, distributed network, software cost estimating, satellite and other transmission systems).
  • CA-17 Knowledge of Information Systems acquisition and life cycle management policies and procedures as contained in DoDD 7920.1 and DoDI 7920.2.
  • CA-18 Knowledge of ADP hardware and software (e.g., systems design, languages, programming concepts, database systems and procedures).
  • CA-19 Knowledge of force structure cost estimating (e.g., TOE structure changes, battalion level training models, base support costs).
  • CA-20 Knowledge of concepts required to estimate cost and manpower requirements of institutional training activities (e.g., schools, training centers and MOS course costs).
  • CA-21 Knowledge of concepts and principles required to estimate costs of base support operations (e.g., commercial activities, base realignments, program/budget estimates).
  • CA-22 Knowledge of contract costing used in preparing Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs) and Program Office Estimates (POEs).
  • CA-23 Knowledge of policies, procedures, and techniques for validation and tracking of cost estimates and data (e.g., ARs, DA Pams, AMC Reg 37-4).
  • CA-24 Knowledge of cost analysis, cost research contract administration policies and procedures for acquiring and evaluating contractor services (e.g., technical reports, contracting authority, RFPs, bids) and for interpreting government requirements including Statement of Work and Contracting Officer's Representative responsibilities.
  • CA-25 Knowledge of cost research and evaluation methods for the design, conduct, analysis, and documentation of cost and economic analysis issues (e.g., statement of work, task orders, contract type, delivery orders).
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