COST ANALYSIS MANUAL (CAM), DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY COST AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS CENTER (MAY-2002)
COST ANALYSIS MANUAL (CAM), DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY COST AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS CENTER (MAY-2002)., a. This manual provides basic methodologies and procedures for implementing cost analysis policies. It is one part of the essential set of instructions for analysts working in the cost and economic analysis area. Another part, Army Regulation (AR) 11-18, The Cost and Economic Analysis Program, specifies the policies and responsibilities for cost and economic analysis throughout the Army. The last part, Department of the Army Economic Analysis Manual, provides the methodologies and procedures for implementing economic analysis policies.
b. The specific goal of this manual is to help the cost analyst serve the customer. This is done by providing reference material on cost analysis processes, methods, techniques, structures, and definitions. It covers special analyses, review procedures, and selected common cost analysis topics. In addition, this manual provides a structure for materiel systems composed of system-specific, appropriation-discrete, and time-sensitive cost elements. Lastly, it presents accepted documentation standards.
c. This manual supersedes the Department of the Army Cost Analysis Manual dated May 2001.