Southern California Chapter

March 7, 2018 SoCal Workshop

Hosted by NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
2825 East Ave P, Palmdale, CA. 93550
Hangar / Bldg. 703, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 211

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RSVP by February 28, 2018

Past ICEAA Southern California Chapter Workshops

December 13, 2017  SoCal Workshop

Hosted by Boeing Satellite Systems

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September 20, 2017 SoCal Workshop

Hosted by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS)

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3D Printing – Technology, Applications and SelectionDr. Rafiqul Noorani, Loyola Marymount University

Improvement Curves – Beyond the BasicsKurt Brunner, Leidos

Early Cost Risk and Confidence Determination with Minimal Project InformationStu Swalgen & Dr. Zhaofeng Huang, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Machine Learning Approach to Cost AnalysisKaren Mourikas, The Boeing Company

Deployment Cost Estimation for IT/Electronic SystemsGurney Thompson, PRICE Systems LLC

March 27, 2017 Workshop
March 27, 2017 ICEAA SoCal Workshop Agenda

Digitalizing Business ModelsAditya Satsangi & Giovanni Martinez, Nitai Partners

Effectiveness Formula: Key to Improved Software Development ProductivityRandall Jensen, Software Acquisition Consultant

General Degrees of Freedom (GDF) [Best Paper Award for Methods and Models Track at 2015 Conference] Shu-Ping Hu, CCEA-P , Chief Statistician, Tecolote Research Inc.

Price-To-Win in 2017Kent Joris, Manager of Competitive Assessment/Price-to-Win, Northrop Grumman Technology Services

Organizational Cost Estimation (paper) – David Bloom, LEngineering Cost Estimation Subject Matter Expert, Raytheon Co., Space & Airborne Systems (SAS)

Organizational Cost Estimation (presentation) – David Bloom, LEngineering Cost Estimation Subject Matter Expert, Raytheon Co., Space & Airborne Systems (SAS)

Improvement Curves: Beyond the BasicsKurt Brunner, CCEA-P , Leidos Senior Principal Position to Win Strategist / Parametric Cost Estimator / ICEAA SoCal Chapter & Region 7 Director

December 14, 2016 Workshop
December 14, 2016 ICEAA SoCal Workshop Agenda

Keynote Address: Welcome to Fort MacArthurJohn Karns, Space and Missile Systems Center Financial Management & Comptroller Directorate

Estimating Life Cycle Costs at the Skunk Works®Wayne Wright, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

The Signal and the Noise in Cost EstimatingChristian Smart, Ph.D., Missile Defense Agency

Things Change: Immediate Versus Ultimate Aiming – Doug Howarth, MEE Inc.

NASA’s X-Plane Database and Parametric Cost Model V2.0Anthony Olguin, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Estimation Bias: Why Can’t People Estimate?Dan Galorath, Galorath Incorporated

Training Session: Cost Management – Kent Joris, Northrop Grumman Technology Services


September 7, 2016 ICEAA SoCal/ISBSG Workshop Agenda (PDF)

March 9, 2016 Workshop Agenda (PDF)

December 16, 2015 Workshop Agenda (PDF)

September 9, 2015 Workshop

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Workshop Presentations:

Kathy Kha, Galorath Federal, Heuristics for a Space Technology Cost Estimation Model

Dr. Sadrul Ula, Winston Chung Global Energy Center (University of California – Riverside), Technical and Economic Challenges of Integrating Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicle Charging and Battery Energy Storage in a Modern Grid

David Graham, Independent Consultant, Salient Federal Solutions, Two Complementary EVM Cost-Risk Models – Part 2

Lorrie Davis, The Aerospace Corporation, How Long Does It Take to Develop and Launch Government Satellite Systems?

Wayne Wright, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Estimating Prototype Air Vehicle Development Costs at the Skunk Works® — The Sequel

Joe Bauer, PRICE Systems, LLC, and Pat Malone, MCR LLC, Cost Estimating Challenges in Additive Manufacturing


March 18, 2015 Workshop Presentations (at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California).

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Workshop Presentations:

Christian Smart, Ph.D., Director of Cost Estimating and Analysis, Missile Defense Agency, Bayesian Parametrics: Developing a CER with Limited Data and Even Without Data

Bob Hunt, President, Galorath Federal, Cost Estimation using Story Points

Tom Harwick, Engineering Specialist in Concept and Preliminary Design Cost Models, Northrop Grumman Multi-Discipline Design Analysis & Optimization 2014

Bob Becker, V.P. Business Development, PRICE Systems LLC, Cost Management Implementation at U.S. Army PRO STRI

David Graham, Independent Consultant, Salient Federal Solutions, Two Complementary EVM Cost-Risk Tools



December 17, 2014 Workshop Presentations (at Lockheed Martin in El Segundo)

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Workshop Presentations:
Edward L. Burnett; LM Senior Fellow – Skunk Works; Lockheed Martin Corporation; The Skunk Works® Bringing the Future Forward

Joe Hamaker, Ph.D.; Senior Cost Analyst, Galorath Inc.; Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Parametrics”

Christopher Rush, Ph.D.; Product Lead Developer, Galorath Inc.; Continuous Fiber Composite Part Cost vs Production Volume By Manufacturing Process and Material”

Randy Jensen, Ph.D.; Software Acquisition Consultant; Effectiveness Formula: Key To Improved Software Development Productivity

Melissa Winter; PRICE Systems, LLC; Data Analysis in Support of Defensible Estimates

September 17, 2014 Workshop Presentations (at Boeing in Huntington Beach)

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Paul Geery, Director, Boeing C3 (Command Control Communications) Solutions; “Huntington Beach Site Overview” (PDF)

Bill Seeman, Chief, Space Division, Air Force Cost Analysis Agency; “The Five Pillars of Credible Cost Analysis” (PDF)

Omar Mahmoud, Lead Associate, and Blaze Smallwood, Associate, Booz/Allen/Hamilton; “The Agile Project Management Tool – Effectively Managing the Three Dimensions of an Agile Project: Cost, Schedule, and Scope” (PDF)

David Bloom and Danny Polidi, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems; “Building a Complex Hardware Cost Model for Antennas” (PDF)

Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist, and Shawn Hayes, Independent Consultant, PRICE Systems LLC; “Space Missions Cost Estimation Model” (PDF)

Kathy Kha, Consultant, Galorath, Inc.; “Bottoms Up Estimating of NASA Instruments Using Technical Parameters“(PDF)

March 19, 2014 Workshop Presentations (at Galorath in El Segundo)

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Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum, Chair of the Naval Postgraduate School Energy Academic Group; “The Nexus Between Acquisition and Energy Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School” (PDF)

Dan Galorath, President, Galorath Inc; “Estimates Without Bias” (PDF)

Bob Hunt, Vice President, Services, Galorath Inc.; “The Cost of Software Testing and the ROI” (PDF)

Dr. Randall Jensen, Software Acquisition Consultant; “The Effectiveness Formula: A Quantitative Measure of Organizational Capability” (PDF)

Anthony Shao & Elizabeth Koltz, PhD Candidates at USC (University of Southern California) James Wertz, Technical Advisor; “Performance-Based Cost Modeling – Quantifying the Cost Reduction Potential of Small Satellites” (PDF)

Southern California Chapter 2017 Board of Directors

Harwin, Richrichard.a.harwin@boeing.comPresidentBoeing
Bosmans, TomTom.L.Bosmans@leidos.comVice PresidentLeidos
Winter, Melissamelissa.winter@pricesystems.comSecretaryPrice Systems
Hutchings, Chrischutchings@galorath.comTreasurerGalorath
Billah, Darabillah@sbcglobal.netAt LargeSBC Global
Bloom, David david_a_bloom@raytheon.comAt LargeRaytheon
Brunner, Kurt kurt.r.brunner@leidos.comAt LargeLeidos
Polidi, Dandpolidi@raytheon.comAt LargeRaytheon
Sterk, Stevesteve.a.sterk@nasa.govAppointedNASA-Armstrong


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