The Should Cost and Innovation Award specifically targets organizations that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation, and results in should-cost management. The concept of should cost management is fundamental to proactive cost control throughout the acquisition life cycle. This initiative requires the active management of cost, starting with the deep understanding of cost structures, followed by the identification of specific goals for cost reduction (should cost goals) and efforts to achieve those cost reductions.

The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is the official collection point for Army nominations. USAASC will compile the nominations and submit them to senior leadership, who will then submit the strongest applications to USD(AT&L) for consideration. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 16, 2017, and an official call for nominations will be issued through each organization’s award POC.

Call for nominations for the 2017 Should Cost and Innovation Award are closed.