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DCMA Data-Driven Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Compliance Pilot

The DCMA EVMS mission is to assess supplier controls and procedures for compliance with the 32 EIA 748 EVMS Guidelines, influence the practice of program management by reinforcing the way the Department thinks about (and uses) EVMS data, and strengthen the purchasing power of the Department. Through a data-centric compliance approach, DCMA is looking to modernize contractor oversight methods and practices to maximize effectiveness while simultaneously reducing costs. Ultimately, the data-centric approach endeavors to capitalize on the UN/CEFACT XML schema and data submitted within the central repository.

The Data-Driven Compliance Pilot is being tested at five contractor locations and is designed to streamline compliance oversight by generating a set of data tests and thresholds by which to adjudicate acceptable risk. DCMA is using the pilot process to establish, test, and validate the metrics and thresholds to create a common basic for compliance oversight; develop a process for automated import of supplier data; and evaluate tool functionality to assess initial and continuing EVMS compliance.

The pilot established a baseline set of 163 metrics which may be amended, deleted and/or adjusted based upon observational inputs from the pilot sites and approval through a configuration control board. Every test metric aligns directly to a specific attribute or intent of the EIA 748 Guidelines. Some of these measures are automated test metrics that run monthly, while others are manual test metrics set at variable frequencies. For each of the test metrics we have generated a metric template, which provides the methodology and parameters for conducting the test. The current metric templates are provided below for general information; however, the templates will change throughout the process to reflect the responsiveness and fluidity of this pilot process.

If you have any questions or input regarding the pilot process you can submit your inputs to the pilot team inbox.