The Cost and Analysis Branch is the MCSC authority in the field of cost analysis. The C&AB advises the Commander MCSC and PEOs on the historic, current, and emerging trends in all elements of cost estimating and cost analysis. It is important to note that the Branch works for the MCSC Commander as an independent agent that provides cost products to Program Management Offices (PMOs), PEO(s), and PMs/PdMs. The Branch is organized into analytical teams in direct cost support of the PMs/PdMs and PEOs and a general support studies team for conducting AoAs and other operations research studies and analyses.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The C&AB conducts and oversees the development of cost estimates for MCSC weapon, IT, and non-standard training systems programs. Through its processes the C&AB delivers LCCEs to satisfy the “Will-Cost” estimate whereas PMs/PdMs perform the “Should-Cost” analysis.