Root Cause Analyses

Root Cause Analyses (RCAs)

Pursuant to Public Law 111-23, section 103, PARCA conducts root cause analyses "for major defense acquisition programs...when required by section 2433a(a)(1) of title 10, United States Code (as added by section 206(a) of this Act), or when requested by the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Secretary of a military department, or the head of a Defense Agency."

Supporting FFRDC Reports

PARCA utilizes Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) to support its work in the Nunn-McCurdy Certification process. These FFRDC analyses represent the work of RAND Corporation and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). These are independent reports that do not represent PARCA's final assessment; nevertheless, they contain detailed information about the conditions resulting in cost growth.

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