Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation

The office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) leads major analyses for the Secretary of Defense on issues affecting the allocation of DoD resources. In support of CAPE, IDA provides analyses of selected Strategic Portfolio Reviews (SPRs) and program review issues, as well as other major reviews on topics of interest to DoD, with particular emphasis on novel and rigorous approaches that highlight major programmatic issues for senior DoD leadership.

Areas of expertise for this effort include:

  • Weapons system effectiveness
  • Force structure
  • O&S Costs
  • Affordability
  • Personnel and workforce
  • Medical health system
  • Modeling and simulation