Earned Value Management

Earn Value Management Surveillance

Earned Value Management Surveillance is required for all contract efforts that require the implementation of an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) compliant with the guidelines in ANSI/EIA-748, regardless of whether a formal system validation is required. For the life of the contract, surveillance will be conducted on a recurring basis and should evaluate both the continuing capability of the contractor’s EVMS and the validity of the internal and external performance information generated by the system. The results of surveillance efforts should be documented and identified deficiencies should be monitored and corrected. The responsibility and requirement for government surveillance of contracts should be based on the effectiveness of the contractor’s implementation of internal management controls.

– See the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) surveillance process for additional guidance on surveillance activity.


  • The DoD has accepted the ANSI/EIA-748 – American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748, Earned Value Management Systems as the DoD standard

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Updated: 6/15/2018

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