New CAPE nominee pledges better grip on sustainment cost estimates

By Tony Bertuca / May 25, 2021 at 1:22 PM
Susanna Blume, the nominee to direct the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation shop, said today she wants to continue to improve the process used to estimate weapon system sustainment costs. "There is opportunity to improve the fidelity and accuracy of independent cost estimates for major defense acquisition programs, especially in the area of operations and sustainment cost estimating," she wrote in response to advance policy questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee. Blume noted CAPE is developing an Enterprise...

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