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16) An engineering improvement that increases the mean time between failure (MTBF) thus decreasing operating support costs is an example of: [Identify the difference between cost savings and cost avoidance in regard to Total Ownership Costs (TOC).]Cost avoidanceCost savingsWill costShould cost17) "Affordability" allows programs to reduce cost overruns and budget shortfalls by emphasizing the Program Office Estimate (POE) level rather than the Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) level. [Identify the role "affordability" plays across the DoD Decision Support Systems.]
18) Components whose acquisitions all have planned life cycles of and reach steady-state in 15 years may have affordability analysis that cover: [Identify the parameters of affordability analysis.]19) Which document is the final product of the PPBE Planning Phase that transitions the process from the Planning Phase to the Programming Phase? [Recognize the flow-down from National Strategy Documents to Fiscal Guidance.]20) What is the impact of the Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) document with respect to fiscal guidance? [Recognize how strategic planning informs fiscal guidance.]It establishes the strategic programmatic priorities and requirements for DoD.It establishes a 'bottom line' for each service.It establishes a balanced set of programs that respond to the guidance and priorities set