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: 
Software Resources Data Reporting (SRDR)
Software Resources Data Report (SRDR) General Requirements 
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 
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 
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: 
- SRDR Initial Government Report Instructions
- SRDR Sample Format 1, “Software Resources Data Reporting: Initial Government Report,”
- SRDR Sample Format 2, “Software Resources Data Report: Initial Developer Report and Data Dictionary,”
- SRDR Sample Format 3, “Software Resources Data Report, Final Developer Report and Data Dictionary”
The instructions for the other two previously mentioned reports are contained in: 
- DIDs DI-MGMT-81739
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: 
- 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”.
- The instructions for the Initial Government Report can be found on the Defense Cost and Resource Center (DCARC) website.
AcqLinks and References:
-  Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG)
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System” – Table 4
- DoD 5000.04-M-1, “Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Manual” – 7 May 21
- (Old) DoD 5000.04-M-1 “Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) Manual” – 19 April 07
- DI-MGMT-81740: DID: Software Resources Data Reporting: Final Developer Report and Data Dictionary
- SRDR Initial Government Report Instructions
- Website: CAIG Operating and Support Cost-Estimating Guide
- Website: Cost Assessment and Data Enterprise (CADE)
- Presentation: Defense Cost and Resource Center