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EVM System’s High Cost


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By Ivan Bembers, Ed Knox, Michelle Jones, and Jeff Traczyk

The first in a series of articles

It seems like every year the writing of budgets sparks proposals to eliminate the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements on federal acquisitions as a way to save millions of dollars. People suggest the government can do away with EVMS in favor of more efficient and affordable management techniques. But is there a basis for these assertions? For more than 50 years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has recognized the power of both EVMS and the Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria (C/SCSC), the forerunner to EVMS, and has kept EVMS requirements in place to promote sound planning and effective program execution. Continue reading