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cost

1. 
a. the amount paid for a commodity by its seller
b. (as modifier): the cost price
2. Law the expenses of judicial proceedings
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If the cost estimate isn't well done and the cost keeps increasing year to year, the public can easily get the perception that we aren't managing our program well.
This part of the cost estimate must also take into account the various skill levels required of the installation crew.
refine the cost estimate when the plans are 60% complete.
The design for the feasibility study was inadequate and this was reflected in a cost estimate that was significantly lower than the current cost estimate.
Recommendation: To improve DOD's ability to manage and reduce O&S costs of weapon systems over their life cycle, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Director of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation to revise DOD guidance to require the services to retain life-cycle O&S cost estimates and support documentation used to develop the cost estimates for major weapon systems.
EVM data also feed back into the cost estimate when actual contractor labor, material, overhead, and subcontract costs replace and improve on earlier analogy, parametric, and engineering estimates used in the program cost estimate.
As Director, NCG, I prepared independent cost estimates for major NRO programs, long-range planning cost estimates for corporate-level programming and budgeting exercises, and program office cost estimates for affordability assessments, preacquisition, source selections, and estimates-at-completion.
In addition to cost estimates for procedures associated with colonoscopy, FH Estimate Assist provides cost estimates for a number of medical procedures that typically involve a group of procedures, such as tonsillectomy, breast biopsy, and knee arthroscopy.
An example of a parametric cost estimate may be an estimate based on the system's weight or the space it will occupy on board the ship.
com, a website aimed at assisting civil engineers in the development of cost estimates and product or service research for design.
The Bureau's 2010 Census life cycle cost estimate is not reliable because it lacks adequate documentation and is not comprehensive, accurate, or credible.
A study in progress by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the freeway's geography and the number of ingress/egress points are key reasons for the increased cost estimate for lanes that could funnel commuter traffic south on weekday mornings and north in the evenings.

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