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Every year, the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association recognizes the outstanding contributions of our members to improve cost estimating and analysis in government, industry, and academia.

2018 Association Award Nominations are being accepted until Monday, March 18, 2018.

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Award Categories

  • Association Service Award – recognizing individuals (or a team) who have shown unparalleled dedication to ICEAA and ICEAA Chapters, having made significant and sustained volunteer contributions that have made a positive impact on the association and our members for a number of years.
  • Educator of the Year Award – intended for individuals (or a team) who have made outstanding education and training contributions over the past year by advancing the skills and knowledge of cost estimating and analysis through teaching, writing, editing and/or publishing educational materials used to further the professional development of current and future cost professionals.
  • Technical Achievement of the Year Award – recognizing the individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession in the past year through significant achievement in technical work and/or by playing an instrumental part in the development of technical products.
  • Management Achievement of the Year Award – acknowledging the outstanding management contributions an individual has accomplished over the year. These contributions can range from creating a productive and encouraging work environment for staff or colleagues, to developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance, to overall effective project management competence.
  • Team Achievement of the Year Award – this new award recognizes a team effort in the past year that had a significant impact on the relevant mission or influenced a crucial decision through the use of cost analysis.
  • Junior Analyst of the Year Award – this new award highlights the accomplishments of an individual with 5 or less years of experience. This person will have utilized principles from CEBoK in their work throughout the year while their professionalism and dedication to ICEAA’s principles forecasted a bright future in the community.
  • Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award – honoring an individual making lifetime outstanding accomplishments in cost estimating and/or parametric analysis. It is presented to a person who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution (theoretical or applied aspects) to the cost estimating and analysis community during his or her lifetime. This individual’s skills have been honed over years of effort, and their passion will leave an indelible legacy for years to come.

Award Criteria

Association Service Award: This award recognizes individuals (or a team) who have shown continuing dedication to the interests of ICEAA and who have made significant and sustained volunteer contributions to the ICEAA organization for a period of years. Contributions should be of a highly significant nature and contribute positively to the advancement of ICEAA and/or an ICEAA Chapter. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Uncommon and sustained volunteer service to the association.
  • Assistance with conferences and other ICEAA events.
  • Providing forums and media through which experiences with the principles and techniques of cost estimating and analysis may be reported, discussed and published in furtherance of public interest (e.g. editorial, publications, symposium leader, etc.).
  • Cooperating with other organizations and individuals, having common or related purposes that contribute to the cost estimating and analysis community of practice.
  • Significantly advancing ICEAA’s professional status and making significant personal commitments to ICEAA such as long-term service in a leadership role at either the national level or chapter levels.
  • The individual recipient or key team member(s) must be current ICEAA members in good standing.


Educator of the Year Award: This award recognizes individuals (or a team) who have made outstanding education and training contributions to the profession. It recognizes and honors educational and/or teaching achievements, over the previous year. The recipient must have advanced the skills and knowledge of cost estimating and analysis through teaching, writing, editing, and/or publishing educational materials used to train and educate present and future cost professionals. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Promoting a Common Body of Knowledge as a standard for individual excellence.
  • Promoting and providing training in support of ICEAA Cost Estimator/Analyst Certification.
    Developing educational programs.
  • Mentoring new cost estimators.
  • Disseminating knowledge and developing the next generation of successful cost estimators and analysts.
  • Building proficiency and performance in cost estimating capabilities of ICEAA members.
  • The individual recipient or key team member(s) must be current ICEAA member(s) in good standing.


Technical Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes the individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to the profession of cost estimating and analysis over the past year. Technical excellence may be accomplished through significant achievement in technical work and/or by playing an instrumental part in the development of technical products. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Performing research in developing new knowledge and advancing theory in cost estimating and analysis.
  • Innovative use of cost models or development of new models.
  • Promoting integration and synergy among cost estimating and analysis and other disciplines.
    Developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance.
  • Establishing standards in the terminology, conduct, and application of cost estimating and analysis.
  • Using new approaches and techniques to conduct cost estimates/analyses or parametric databases/analyses, develop CERs, databases, and/or models.
  • Expert application of statistical procedures for CERs.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


Management Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes the individual who has made outstanding management contributions to the profession of cost estimating and analysis over approximately the previous year. Management excellence may be accomplished through significant administration of cost estimates and analyses. The Award recognizes the individual who provides the most effective demonstration of his/her project management competence. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Creating a productive work environment as well as the drive and impetus to enable co-workers or employees to accomplish achievements.
  • Exhibiting a balance of management skills, juggling different views and perspectives, backgrounds and personalities.
  • Maintaining focus ensuring his/her team’s performance is efficient and the project’s objectives are met.
  • Rewarding achievement through an appropriate program of recognition and endorsement.
    Promoting standards of proficiency and performance.
  • Providing forums and media through which experiences with the principles and techniques of cost estimating and analysis may be reported, discussed and published in furtherance of public interest.
    Developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


Team Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes a team demonstrating significant accomplishments during the year through analysis for their organization (or an organization supported by their work). Achievement should have significant resultant impact on the mission of the organization, or by influencing an important decision through the use of cost analysis.

  • Demonstrating an outstanding accomplishment within the field.
  • Promoting high impact on the organization or chapter supported by the work.
  • Exemplifying how cost analysis work provides decision support by influencing the management vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Key team member(s) must be current ICEAA member(s) in good standing.


Junior Analyst of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual with 5 or less years of experience who has contributed to significant cost analysis work during the course of the year. This individual should demonstrate a bright future through job-related work and education in the field. Work-related activities can be performed individually or as part of a larger group. This individual demonstrates the use of CEBOK principles within his/her cost analysis work.

  • Demonstrating work toward proficiency in the field through job related activities and education.
  • Demonstrating an upward trajectory on increasing levels of skill and impact to cost field.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


The Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award: This award recognizes an individual making lifetime outstanding accomplishments in cost estimating and/or parametric analysis. It is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution (theoretical or applied aspects) to the cost estimating and analysis community during his or her lifetime. This individual is passionate about their work, skilled in the art of cost estimating, and has/had practiced these fundamentals for a significant amount of his or her career. A Lifetime Achievement Award candidate is expected to have left a legacy to the profession (fifteen years or more) and can receive the award only once in a lifetime. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • They have demonstrated commitment to the profession over time.
  • Have qualified as meeting many of the criteria for other award categories over career.
  • Shown outstanding and unique capabilities in support of the cost estimating and/or parametric analysis.
  • Has provided a body of work that has benefited cost estimating and analysis.
  • Has consistently endeavored to enhance the professional image of cost engineering over an extended period of time.
  • Has applied cost modeling principles to unique, highly complex problems.
  • Has successfully applied cost estimating and analysis to brand new market segments.
  • Outstanding example(s) of advancing the state of the art and/or practice of cost estimating and analysis beyond its current bounds.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good account standing.

 

Additional Awards Criteria

For greater clarity, all awardees are eligible only if they are current members of ICEAA in good standing. For group awards, this means that at least one members of the team must be a member in good standing. Greater weight shall be given to teams where a significant contribution was made by one or more ICEAA members.

Only one plaque shall be awarded per award. For teams, a single plaque will be awarded and a certificate given to each team member who is an ICEAA member in good standing.

ICEAA Annual Association Awards

Do you know of an outstanding ICEAA member who has made a difference in the profession? An individual or team whose work is leaping beyond the forefront? An emerging superstar with a blindingly bright future, or a pillar of the cost community whose years of dedication have strengthened everyone around him or her? These people are ideal candidates for the ICEAA Association Awards.
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YearAwardWinner
2017Junior Analyst of the YearBeth Hodson
2017Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement AwardBruce Fad
2017Management Achievement of the YearGuenever Aldrich
2017Educator of the YearMike Thompson
2017Technical Achievement of the YearSanathanan Rajagopal
2017Team Achievement of the YearSPAWAR 1.6 AoA Cost Analysis Team
2017Association Service AwardTim Anderson
2016Technical Achievement of the YearAdam James
2016Junior Analyst of the YearDerreck Ross
2016Educator of the YearGregory Mislick, Dan Nussbaum
2016Team Achievement of the YearPRICE Cost Research Team -  Joe Bauer, Anthony DeMarco, Grady Noll, Gurney Thompson
2016Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement AwardShu-Ping Hu
2016Management Achievement of the YearVrenti Ghergari
2015Association Service AwardAndy Nicholls
2015Management Achivement of the YearDave Morana
2015Technical Achievement of the YearErin Barkel
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardJim Hayes
2015Educator of the YearMelissa Teicher
2015Parametrician of the YearPeter Frederic
2015Freiman AwardRicardo Valderdi
2014Parametrician of the YearGreg Kiviat
2014Technical Achievement of the YearJames Glenn
2014Association Service AwardPeter J. Braxton
2014Management Achivement of the YearRichard Beavers
2013Freiman AwardAlf Smith
2013Association Service AwardAwarded to the 10 members of the "Jointness Committee"
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardBrian Flynn
2013Educator of the YearEric Druker
2013Technical Achievement of the YearRobert Nehring
2013Management Achivement of the YearRobyn Kane
2012ISPA Frank Freiman AwardArlene Minkewicz
2012SCEA Service to the SocietyEleanor Bassett
2012ISPA Keith Durbridge Service AwardJason Dechoretz
2012SCEA Contributions in the Field of EducationKevin Cincotta
2012ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearPeter Frederic
2012SCEA Contributions in the Field of ManagementTom Dauber
2012SCEA Techincal Achivement AwardVirginia Stouffer
2012SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardWilliam Haseltine
2011SCEA Techincal Achivement AwardBlake Boswell
2011SCEA Service to the SocietyDan Nussbaum
2011SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardJoe Dean
2011SCEA Contributions in the Field of ManagementKen Hunt
2011SCEA Contributions in the Field of EducationMichael Mahoney
2010SCEA Contributions in the Field of EducationBethia L. Cullis
2010SCEA Service to the SocietyMike Thompson
2010SCEA Contributions in the Field of ManagementRick Collins
2010SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardSteve Book
2010SCEA Techincal AchivementTim Anderson
2009SCEA Service to the SocietyChristina Brims
2009SCEA Techincal Achivement AwardEric Druker
2009SCEA Contributions in the Field of EducationHollis Black
2009SCEA Contributions in the Field of ManagementJeff Moore
2008SCEA Contributions in the Field of ManagementDebra Walter
2008SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardDick Coleman
2008SCEA Techincal Achivement AwardGregory Bell
2008SCEA Contributions in the Field of EducationH. Samuel Cooke
2008SCEA Service to the SocietyRobyn Kane
2007SCEA Management AwardDianne E. Butler
2007SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardFrank R. Flett
2007ISPA Frank Freiman AwardHumbolt Mandel
2007SCEA Technical Achievement AwardMichael E. Popp
2007SCEA Service to the SocietyPaul R. Marston
2007SCEA Education AwardPeter J. Braxton
2007ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardQuentin Redman
2007ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearWilliam Brundick
2006SCEA Technical Achievement AwardCandace S. Hendrickson
2006ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardGeorges Teologlou
2006SCEA Management AwardMarc Barden
2006SCEA Education AwardRichard "Allen" Atwell
2006ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearRichard Stutzke
2005SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardDr. Lewis Fichter
2005ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardGiancarlo Filippazzo
2005SCEA Education AwardMartha Ann Spurlock
2005SCEA Service to the SocietyMary Harmon
2005SCEA Technical Achievement AwardPeter Meisl
2005ISPA Frank Freiman AwardSteve Book
2004ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardClyde Perry
2004SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardDr. Humbolt Mandell
2004ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearJairus Hihn
2004ISPA Frank Freiman AwardJoe Hamaker
2004SCEA Education AwardMarge Evriviades
2004SCEA Technical Achievement AwardRichard Fox
2004SCEA Service to the SocietyRobyn Kane
2004SCEA Management AwardTerry Johnson
2003SCEA Technical Achievement AwardCraig R. Shanske
2003ISPA Frank Freiman AwardDarryl Webb
2003ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearDavid Eck
2003ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardGary Constantine
2003SCEA Education AwardMichael A. Greiner
2003SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardNeil Albert
2003SCEA Management AwardWilliam F. Stranges
2002ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearArlene Minkiewicz, Karen McRitchie
2002ISPA Frank Freiman AwardCharles Hopkins
2002ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardTom Brents
2001ISPA Frank Freiman AwardDan Galorath
2001SCEA Education AwardDr. William "Bud" Bowlin
2001SCEA Technical Achievement AwardFrank A. "Andy" Prince
2001SCEA Management AwardPaul R. Marston
2001SCEA Service to the SocietyRobert B. Carlton
2001SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardRobert W. Young
2001ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardSherry Stukes, Karen Davies
2000ISPA Frank Freiman AwardDon MacKenzie
2000ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearGeorg Reinbolt
2000ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardPaul Lubell
1999SCEA Education AwardBryan D. Turner
1999ISPA Frank Freiman AwardDan Ferens
1999SCEA Management AwardDavid A. Morana
1999SCEA Service to the SocietyDavid G. Olsen
1999SCEA Technical Achievement AwardDavid L. Peeler, Jr.
1999ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearWilliam Rutledge
1998ISPA Frank Freiman AwardHenry Apgar
1998SCEA Lifetime Achievement AwardMilton Margolis
1998ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearPierre Foussier
1998ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardRon Larson
1998SCEA Management AwardSteven D. Sowers
1998SCEA Education AwardSteven Malashevitz
1998SCEA Technical Achievement AwardTina Colarossi
1997ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardMarilee Wheaton
1997ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearSherry Stukes
1997ISPA Frank Freiman AwardTony DeMarco
1996ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearMeinolf Wenzel
1996ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardSeb Botta
1995ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearBruce Fad
1995ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardMadeline Ellis
1994ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearGary Constantine
1994ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardNina Tahir
1993ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardCharles Mauro
1993ISPA Frank Freiman AwardPeter Korda
1992ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardClyde Perry
1992ISPA Frank Freiman AwardKeith Burbridge
1992ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearPeter Korda
1991ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardCindy Castellana
1991ISPA Frank Freiman AwardDon Reifer
1991ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearMarilee Wheaton
1990ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearDan Ferens
1990ISPA Frank Freiman AwardGerald McNichols
1990ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardHenry Apgar
1989ISPA Keith Burbridge Service AwardJack Griffin, Seb Botta
1988ISPA Clyde Perry Parametrician of the YearAlan Mayer
1988ISPA Frank Freiman AwardBarry Boehm

2017 ICEAA Association Award Winners:

Junior Analyst of the Year: Beth Hodson

Beth Hodson, Operations Research Analyst with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cost and Economics Division, Estimating Research and Technical Advising Branch (AFLCMC/FZCR) has played a vital role in the shaping of the $30B UH-1N Recapitalization Program’s Acquisition Strategy. Her brilliant Operations and Sustainment (O&S) estimating skills, coupled with her calm demeanor and ease with conveying vital information in a succinct and understandable way to even the most senior-levels of Air Force acquisition leadership helped ensure a sound acquisition concept for the UH-X next generation utility helicopter program.

Beth demonstrated that O&S costs were not likely to be substantially different across the proposed concepts in the UH-X competition and therefore ought not be considered as an evaluation criterion in the determination of best value for contract award. Her impeccable knowledge of and ability to communicate those facts led to her analysis and resulting recommendations prevailing through each proposal examination.

Due to Beth’s keen analysis, the UH-X program is now on the path to execute an acquisition strategy and source selection framework that will optimize best-value for the multiple using commands as well as the taxpayer.

Beth was also the O&S lead for the initial UH-1N Replacement Program Office Estimate totaling $24B. As part of this initial estimate, Beth raised the bar for analysts across the board as it relates to standards in O&S estimating. She established entirely new cost relationships for the purposes of validating both the top-level O&S estimate result as well as numerous underlying elements. Her analysis received the highest praise from AFLCMC cost leadership and has established Beth as the up-and-coming O&S SME for the Center. UH-1N Recap Program Leadership recognized the unique and highly desirable capabilities that Beth brought to the team and requested her continued support for an additional 12 months through the program’s Milestone B decision.

At the direct request of the AFLCMC Executive Director (2-star civilian equivalent), Beth was asked to examine the service’s reported CV-22 Cost per Flying Hour (CPFH). Beth broke these reported O&S costs down to their foundation and compared to other available data sources/O&S cost repositories. She then painstakingly interviewed logistics experts familiar with the program. She uncovered several minor reporting anomalies in the Air Force Total Ownership Cost (AFTOC) reporting system and identified these issues to AFTOC administrators who acknowledged the errors and made the necessary corrections to both the existing data and the data collection process, ensuring no similar errors would materialize in the future.

More importantly, Beth constructed an easy to understand story that attributed the anomalous CPFH to several unique program characteristics. Her conclusions were understood, effectively communicated, and accepted at each stage of review, earning her praise for her precise analysis and effective communication style. Most importantly, Beth ensured that AFLCMC senior leadership had a robust understanding of the program and resulting costs, facilitating their ability to make informed decisions regarding the CV-22 going forward.

Beth Hodson has vastly outperformed the expectations of a junior team member, providing top-tier service and value consistent with the highest caliber GS-14 Senior Cost Analysts at AFLCMC. She is an invaluable asset to the United States Air Force whose reputation only continues to grow!

-Nominator Joe Bauer, PRICE Systems, LLC



Technical Achievement of the Year: Sanathanan Rajagopal

Since joining the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in 2011, Sanathanan has immersed himself in developing and ultimately sharing his knowledge about software costs, especially through his PhD study into the cost of software obsolescence. He has continually put himself forward to produce papers, undertake detailed analysis, and negotiate with and brief staff at senior level, both within the UK MOD, UK industry and overseas organisations, with confidence and credibility.

As his manager for a couple of years I was hugely impressed by his dedication and determination, and his ability as someone who was then new to Defence Acquisition to ‘punch above his weight’ in many aspects of the cost estimating environment he operated within. He very quickly became the focal point with the UK MOD’s Cost Assurance and Analysis Services (CAAS) for many cost-estimating related matters, including use of parametric tools, to the point where he was soon shaping strategy development.

Now with QinetiQ Ltd, Sanathanan is continuing apace with his PhD, whilst further strengthening QinetiQ’s cost analysis capability in the fields of cyber cost and risk analysis, as well as nurturing a growing relationship with the Australian Defence Department.

Sanathanan’s other significant technical achievements include: developing an approach to help estimate the whole-life cost of software obsolescence; producing a software obsolescence cost analysis framework for project managers; developing and delivering training modules on software cost estimating for CAAS staff and masters/post-grad students at Cranfield University; developing estimating standards and also publishing many technical papers which he has also presented for the Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting, ICEAA, and Institute of Obsolescence Management conferences.

-Nominator John Yeaman, QinetiQ Ltd



Management Achievement of the Year: Guenever Aldrich

Guenever Aldrich is a long-time active member of ICEAA and the greater professional cost analysis community. She is currently the Department of the Navy (DON) Lead for Spectrum Relocation (SR) within the office of the DON Chief Information Officer (CIO). She provides headquarters-level oversight of all DON transition plan execution supporting the $42B Advanced Wireless Services Three (AWS-3) auction and has spent the last two years advising the Department of Defense (DoD) joint service programs and Tiger Teams. Ms. Aldrich’s ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with these different communities is just one of the many skills that make her exceptionally valuable as a cost analyst within the DON.

As the SR Lead, Guenever provides headquarters level management and oversight to the DON’s SR efforts, including 12 system types, 39 transition plans, and over 50 projects. Per her colleagues, Guenever’s stellar execution of the DON’s $1.5B (or 3.5%) share of the Federal Spectrum Relocation Fund “is the reason [they’ve] been successful to date.” Mrs. Aldrich is also spearheading the development of cost estimates for future auctions which is expected to result in additional funds for the DON and for the DoD. However, the value-add of her research stretches beyond realm of appropriations to impact DON decision making processes: her 1300-1350MHz Feasibility Study will also be used to determine if a proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar system can meet DON air surveillance and meteorology requirements within the United States.

In addition, Guenever is assessing the DoD $500M Spectrum Access Research & Development program. Her work with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems will ensure that technologies developed under this Federal and commercial partnership are successfully brought into the DON acquisition and technology development communities.

Ms. Aldrich’s expertise in spectrum auctions makes her a highly valued public speaker and trainer. She has been requested for public speaking engagements by the Range Commanders Council Frequency Managers Group, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps Spectrum Summit, and both the United States Pacific and European Command Spectrum Summits. Guenever’s commanding knowledge-base is frequently sought in the education and training of senior leadership in both the Navy and Marine Corps. Her dedication to knowledge-sharing reaches beyond work to touch all aspects of the cost community, specifically ICEAA. She has contributed to the greater cost community through speeches as ICEAA training symposiums, judging ICEAA papers, and volunteering as track chair.

Guenever maximizes the leadership skills she acquired during her military service to create a supportive and encouraging environment for military, civilian, and contract employees alike. Not only does she help her team develop the skills they need to succeed, but she ensures that their accomplishments are recognized through DON award nominations. Ms. Aldrich routinely proves herself an exceptional team-oriented leader and manager in both her role with the DON and as a member of the greater cost community.

-Nominator Kelly Fletcher, U.S. Department of the Navy



Educator of the Year: Michael Thompson

Michael J. Thompson (Senior Schedule/EVM Analyst, Galorath Federal) made an outstanding educational and training contribution over the past year by advancing the skills and knowledge of cost estimating and analysis through teaching, writing, editing and publishing educational materials used to further the professional development of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A) government and contractor personnel. Mike developed a complete training program designed to take personnel through the complete preparation process for the integrated baseline review (IBR), a critical process in this Acquisition Category Information Management program’s success. He held bi-weekly lunch sessions covering all aspects of cost, schedule, earned value, and the federal acquisition process, each complete with a set of handout materials.

Military and civilian human resource (HR) professionals are critical to the Army’s mission to provide dedicated personnel and pay support to soldiers. When fully fielded, the IPPS-A will better execute the Army’s HR activities by providing a single point data entry, increasing the timeliness and accuracy of soldier pay and benefits, supporting personal data update submissions and approvals, and creating a single-system for processing pay actions. This hybrid agile software development program is an Acquisition Category I Information Management Major Automated Information System acquisition program.
Mike’s efforts were coordinated with and included the best practices material from Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Utilizing DAU facilities, Mike conducted government IBR team training to ready the government team members for cost account manager interviews and reinforce the evaluation process, including lectures, mock interviews, and evaluations of pre-recorded interviews.

As the largest enterprise resource management program in the U.S. Army, the IPPS-A program greatly benefited from Mike’s personal educational excellence, disseminating knowledge to and mentoring new cost estimators while developing the next generation of successful cost estimators and analysts. His training helped set the IPPS-A program on a sound footing for management and success, increased exposure to ICEAA’s Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK), and further promoted ICEAA’s Cost Estimator/Analyst Certification. Mike’s efforts were ground-breaking.

-Nominator Bob Hunt, Galorath Federal


Team Achievement of the Year: SPAWAR 1.6 AoA Cost Analysis Team

Led by Min-Jung Gantt from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Cost Estimating and Analysis Division (SPAWAR 1.6) and supported by cost analysts (Brian Kadish, Andrew Onufrychuk, and David Todd) from Kalman & Company, Inc.’s Business Analytics group, the team was responsible for developing the cost analysis for an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for the Navy’s Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul community. In this capacity, the team developed thorough Life Cycle Cost Estimates and financial evaluation metrics for numerous alternative approaches to meeting the Navy’s maritime maintenance IT toolset requirement. This comprehensive cost analysis was integral to influencing the way forward for maritime maintenance capabilities, a top priority for the Navy’s strategic vision.

The cost analysis challenged technical approaches and assessed their affordability. By identifying the key cost drivers and influencing the discussions in forming viable technical solutions, the SPAWAR 1.6 team was a key contributor of the AoA study. Additionally, the team modified, applied, and advanced key research related to software cost estimating published within the cost estimating and analysis community.

This team differentiated itself as a high performing and effective group through its efficient processes for communicating, implementing, and reviewing cost estimating approaches and methodologies while challenging ideas in a collaborative and constructive way. This collaboration was fostered by intellectual curiosity amongst the group, where they always looked for ways to improve upon the analysis through regular cost model development meetings. During these sessions, each component of the analysis was reviewed, scrutinized, cross checked, and adjudicated by the team with appropriate stakeholder engagement.

Ultimately, this teamwork and collaboration helped influence the direction of the AoA study in not only the cost analysis, but also the other AoA evaluation components like effectiveness analysis, schedule analysis, and trade studies. The team worked closely with the other AoA team members and stakeholders to ensure a consistent analysis approach was used. As a result, the SPAWAR 1.6 team played a unique role in the AoA, influencing the Navy’s strategy development through the team’s comprehensive, detailed, and adaptable analysis.

-Nominator Daniel Mask, Kalman & Company, Inc.


Association Service Award: Timothy Anderson

We enthusiastically nominated and are proud to endorse Timothy P. Anderson as the 2017 ICEAA Association Service Award winner. Tim has dedicated his professional career to the interests of ICEAA — and its predecessor organization SCEA — making significant and sustained contributions for over 21 years.

Tim began his cost estimating career in 1995 at the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA). As he quickly gained professional experience, Tim began participating in local SCEA chapter events, as well as serving as a track chair in several SCEA conferences. He subsequently earned his CCE/A certification in 2002. After his tour at NCCA, he was assigned as a military faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey CA, where he wrote a new version of the Cost Estimating course for the Operations Research department – many parts of his NPS course materials are still in use today! Tim has taught the “Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation” course for the NPS Masters in Systems Engineering curriculum since 2007, designed and annually teaches the “Risk and Uncertainty Analysis” course for the NPS Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) curriculum. Over his professional and teaching career, he has taught cost estimation methods and concepts to over 1,000 students, many of whom have gone on to become professional cost estimators themselves. Throughout this time, he has consistently promoted SCEA and ICEAA membership to all of his students.

Tim has faithfully served both the national and local SCEA and ICEAA organizations throughout his career. He served for over seven years as the Program Chair for the Washington Capital Area Chapter of SCEA and ICEAA, coordinating monthly luncheons and recruiting speakers for the benefit of the chapter members, and currently serves as the chapter’s vice president. Moreover, he was the impetus behind the development of the Washington chapter’s “Speaker of the Year” award, which is now awarded each year to the most effective luncheon speaker. Tim has also participated in nearly every SCEA and ICEAA conference since 1995: as a track chair, on the awards committee, as an instructor in the training track and presented numerous papers, moderator in panel discussions, as certification exam proctor– and there are probably a few other tasks that we are missing! He also served on the ICEAA International board as the chair of the Governance Committee at a crucial time after the SCEA/ICEAA merger, making substantial improvements to the ICEAA constitution and bylaws. Tim has written two articles for the National Estimator publication on how to work with Learning Curves and is a member of the Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK) Update Task Force, responsible for revising and renewing ICEAA’s curriculum.

Tim’s contributions to the association over the last 21 years have been frequent, substantial, and sustained. He has faithfully maintained his CCE/A certification since 2002, and the association can always count on him to take on the difficult roles that make ICEAA effective. We cannot think of anyone who has contributed more consistently to the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association than Tim has. He has our strongest recommendation for this award!

-Nominators Daniel Nussbaum and Gregory Mislick, Naval Postgraduate School



Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award:  Bruce Fad

Bruce Fad, PRICE Systems, LLC’s Vice President for Operations and Engineering, received the ICEAA 2017 Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award for his consummate contributions to cost estimating and analysis.

First presented in 1983 and awarded 33 times since, this legacy International Society of Parametric Analysis (ISPA) award recognizes lifetime achievements with an emphasis on parametric cost estimating. Frank Freiman was acknowledged “the father of modern parametrics” for his pioneering achievements, as Director of RCA PRICE Systems, in the development and application of general purpose cost estimating models. Frank also played a major role in the creation ISPA in 1979 and was named its sole Honorary Director.

Bruce served as Chief Parametric Cost Analyst for the National Security Agency from 1975-1979, moving to RCA PRICE Systems about the time that ISPA was formed. There, he served as liaison with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and industry on parametric auditing issues.

In his 37 years with PRICE Systems, Bruce has trained and mentored more than 3,000 parametric estimators worldwide. He consults with clients in Europe, Asia, and the US; he introduced parametrics to estimators in Korea and China. He holds patents for cost modeling with applications to hardware and software, and has served as a tax court expert witness on software asset valuation.

Bruce’s knowledge extends beyond the mechanics of cost modeling. As evidenced by his many presentations and journal articles for ICEAA and its legacy organizations (SCEA, ICA, and ISPA), he is a master at framing the estimate to fit the needs of the decision maker. He has consulted on numerous publications including the “GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide,” and his 1988 book, “Parametric Estimating for New Business Ventures” is popular world-wide.

Only when one fully understands the discipline and heritage of a subject can he apply satire to explain its intricacies. Consider Bruce’s ICEAA paper, “Ten Dumb Statements on Estimating, Confessions of a Cost Lifer” where he refutes familiar excuses as: “but, that’s what the model says” and “your estimate won’t be any good if you base it on history because we intend to do this job differently.”

Thank you, Bruce, for training and mentoring us along the way…with a touch of humor to make it fun.

-Nominator Hank Apgar, MCR, LLC

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