Most companies doing business of $500,000 or more with the Department of Defense
must prepare a Cost-Incurred Proposal (CIP) once a year. The Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCAA) provides a set of spreadsheets called Incurred Cost Electronic (ICE) to submit the CIP,
so the CIP is sometimes called the ICE report.
Based on comments from DCAA auditors, plus personal experience with many CIPs,
here is a list of ICE tips for those companies filing or fixing their own ICE reports: