Software Management

Software Resources Data Report

The Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) collects software metrics data to supplement actual Contractor Cost Data Reporting (CCDR) cost data to provide a better understanding and improved estimating of software-intensive programs.

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) System

The Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) system is the primary means that DoD uses to collect actual cost and related business data on Acquisition Category (ACAT) I and ACAT IA defense contracts. Program Managers (PM) use the CSDR system to report data on contractor development and production costs and resource usage incurred in performing DoD programs.

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Components

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) has two principal components which are: [1]

  1.  Contractor Cost Data Reporting (CCDR)

  2.  Software Resources Data Reporting (SRDR)

Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) General Requirements [1]

SRDRs are required on all major contracts and subcontracts, regardless of contract type, for contractors developing/producing software elements within Acquisition Category I and IA programs and pre-Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) and pre-Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs subsequent to Milestone A approval for any software development element with a projected software effort greater than $20M (Then year dollars). The SRDR requirement on high-risk or high-technical-interest contracts priced below $20M is left to the discretion of the DoD Program Manager (PM) based upon the advice of the Cost Working-level Integrated Product Team (CWIPT). These requirements must also be approved by the Chair, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE).

Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) Level of Reporting [1]

The program office may choose to combine a set of smaller releases within a contract into a single release for reporting purposes. Separate software element developments within a single contract may be reported on separately or may be aggregated at the discretion of the DoD PM.

Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) Report Timing [1]

Within 60 days of contract award, the software developer shall be required to submit an SRDR Initial Developer Report for the entire software product, customized as agreed to by the DoD PM.   The software developer also shall be required to submit an SRDR Initial Developer Report for each deliverable software release or element within 60 days of the beginning of its development. In addition, the software developer shall be required to submit an “as built” SRDR Final Developer Report, customized as agreed to by the CWIPT, within 60 days after delivery of each software release or element to the U.S. Government.

Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) Formats and Instructions

SRDRs consist of the sample SRDR formats which are contained within the report instructions as follows: [1]

The instructions for the other two previously mentioned reports are contained in: [1]

  •  DIDs DI-MGMT-81739
  •  DI-MGMT-81740

This Data Item Description (DID) (DI-MGMT-81740) contains information about the sample format, content, and intended use for the data deliverable resulting from the task in the statement of work. This data deliverable consists of two parts.

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Administration

The Cost Assessment and Data Enterprise (CADE) is the OSD office responsible for administering the SRDR system. Access to SRDR data is readily provided by the DCARC to DoD government cost analysts and sponsored support contractors, who are registered users.

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Guidance

DoD Instruction 5000.02, Enclosure 4, Table 4, establishes CCDR and SRDR requirements for major contracts and sub-contracts (regardless of contract type) associated with ACAT I and IA contracts. The Instruction includes specific dollar thresholds that can also be found in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG). Detailed procedures and other implementation guidance are found in:

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Repository

CSDR data is collected and stored in a central repository, the Defense Acquisition Automated Cost Information Management System (DACIMS). DACIMS has more than thirty-five years of contractor cost data. It may be used to obtain cost data to estimate total program acquisition costs (includes work by both contractors and the U.S. Government); total program contract costs (awarded and future) for a particular contractor (referred to as “contractor program estimates”) and individual contract costs. Data may be used to: [1]

  • Prepare acquisition cost estimates for major system milestone reviews presented to Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) and Component acquisition executive at system milestone reviews
  • Develop independent U.S. Government contract cost estimates in support of contract cost and price analyses
  • Develop cost estimates to support analyses of alternatives, cost as an independent variable, and long-range planning efforts

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Reporting Requirements

Cost and Software Data Reporting requirements are listed in DFRAS Clause 252.234–7003 “Notice of Cost and Software Data Reporting System”.


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Updated: 7/9/2021

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