OSD Costing Information

If a function is determined to be commercial in nature, and is not otherwise exempted from private sector performance, the Department should ensure that this function is performed in the most fiscally advantageous way possible (by either government employees or the private sector), consistent with the statutory provisions under 10 USC 129a. This determination should be well-reasoned and informed by a cost analysis. This section contains information and guidance pertaining to the Department's "full cost of manpower tool" and business rules for costing government performance of services.