SEC. 887. REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
(a) In General- The Secretary of Defense shall prepare a report
on the implementation by the Department of Defense of earned
value management. The report shall include, at a minimum, the
discussion of the regulations and guidance of the Department
applicable to the use and implementation of earned value
(2) A discussion of the relative value of earned value
management as a tool for program managers and senior
(3) A discussion of specific challenges the Department faces
in successfully using earned value management because of the
nature of the culture, history, systems, and activities of the
Department, particularly with regard to requirements and
(4) A discussion of the methodology of the Department for
earned value management implementation, including data quality
issues, training, and information technology systems used to
integrate and transmit earned value management data.
(5) An evaluation of the accuracy of the earned value
management data provided by vendors to the Federal Government
concerning acquisition categories I and II programs, with a
discussion of the impact of this data on the ability of the
Department to achieve program objectives.
(6) A description of the criteria used by the Department to
evaluate the success of earned value management in delivering
program objectives, with illustrative data and examples
covering not less than three years.
(7) Recommendations for improving earned value management and
its implementation within the Department, including a
discussion of the merits of possible alternatives.
Submission of Report- Not later than 270 days after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit
the report required by subsection (a) to the Committees on Armed
Services of the Senate and of the House of Representatives.
(c) Definition- In this section, the term `earned value
management' has the meaning given that term in section 300 of
part 7 of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11 as
published in June 2008.
SECTION 844--EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
STUDY AND REPORT
section would require that the Secretary of Defense conduct a
study on the implementation of earned value management, the
accuracy of earned value data provided by suppliers, and ways to
measure the success of utilizing earned value management to
achieve program objectives. This section would require the
Secretary of Defense to report the results of the study to the
Senate Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on
Armed Services within 180 days after the date of enactment of