48 CFR 9904.407-40 - Fundamental requirement.
Standard costs may be used for estimating, accumulating, and reporting costs of direct material and direct labor only when all of the following criteria are met:
(a) Standard costs are entered into the books of account.
(b) Standard costs and related variances are appropriately accounted for at the level of the production unit.
(c) Practices with respect to the setting and revising of standards, use of standard costs, and disposition of variances are stated in writing and are consistently followed.