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Naval Center for Cost Analysis

Our Mission

To guide, direct and strengthen cost analysis within the Department of the Navy; to ensure the preparation of credible cost estimates of the resources required to develop, procure and operate military systems and forces in support of planning, programming, budgeting and acquisition management; and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be directed by higher authority. Specific functions include:

  • Advising the Secretary of the Navy on matters relating to weapon system cost estimates and analysis for planning, financial management, and negotiation of major limited competition contracts.
  • Leading the Department of the Navy cost community in issues of cost policy and policy implementation.
  • Preparing Independent Cost Assessments for Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID programs.
  • Preparing Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) for Acquisition Category (ACAT) IC/IA programs.
  • Conducting economic analyses of weapon system, equipment, and Automated Information Systems (AIS) acquisition, to include analysis and forecasting of labor, industrial, and technical trends as they impact the overall process.
  • Managing the Department of the Navy's implementation of the Department of Defense (DoD) Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs (VAMOSC) Program.

About NCCA:

  • Business Operations Division (NCCA-1)
    The Business Operations Division provides the organization with the resources necessary to accomplish the NCCA mission. This includes front office operations, facilities management, budgeting, IT management, contracts administration, security, and correspondence.
  • IT Estimating Division (NCCA-2)
    The IT Estimating Division conducts independent costs estimates and assessments for Navy and Marine Corps ACAT IA programs, to include Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) programs.
  • Aviation and USMC Division (NCCA-3)
    The Aviation and USMC Division conducts independent costs estimates and assessments for Navy and Marine Corps ACAT IC and ID programs, to include aircraft, aviation weapons and USMC programs.
  • Ships and Weapons Division (NCCA-4)
    The Ships and Weapons Division conducts independent costs estimates and assessments for Navy and Marine Corps ACAT IC and ID programs, to include combatant ships, submarines and auxiliary weapon systems programs.
  • Economics and Special Analysis Division (NCCA-5)
    The Economics and Special Analysis Division provides direction for economic and business case analyses at the enterprise level to include research of great importance, significance, and complexity for the DON. The Division participates in interagency projects or conduct presentations for officials in other organizations on key programs. Advises the Department of the Navy leadership on critical issues related to the allocation of scarce resources required to satisfy a broad and dynamic spectrum of military requirements. The Director of Economics and Special Analysis serves as the senior naval liaison with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), industry, and the academic community on economic matters pertinent to the Department.
  • Cost Research and Tools Division (NCCA-6)
    The Cost Research and Tools Division conducts cost research that addresses the needs of the Naval cost community. Improve capability through development and enhancement of databases, models, and cost methodologies. Liaison with other DON activities, OSD, and other Services to promote joint cost research efforts and foster transfer of knowledge resulting from cost research efforts.

For additional information, please visit our web site: NCCA Web Site.

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