The Defense Department's cost assessment and program evaluation office has released an annual report describing its activities in the past year.
In the foreword, acting CAPE Director Joseph Nogueira writes that his office's activities "strengthen cost estimating and thereby increase certainty in acquisition programs. This partnership has provided formal strategic direction for the entire cost community, as stated in written policy and procedures.
"We have restored rigorous and systematic cost data collection, which is essential to support accurate cost estimates of current and future programs," he continues. "We have also worked with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and other educational institutions to strengthen the education and training of the cost analysis workforce. In addition, CAPE has established a dedicated training team that has provided numerous virtual training and outreach activities to government organizations and defense industry contractors throughout the country."
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