The GAO Cost Guide and Compliance – Controlling Costs and Risk
Category: White Papers
As Program Managers, we have been plagued with the same problems – estimating, managing, and controlling costs. Many of us have implemented systems, procedures, and processes to help us manage, or at least, balance these problems. Some implementations have been very good. Yet many have failed.
So, what works? What doesn’t?
These are questions that have plagued auditors, program managers, contracts officers and others for many years.
Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decided to answer this question. They formed a working group of industry and government experts from a variety of programs and functions. Among this group were project managers, program directors, cost analysts, and contracts officers