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2015 Speakers and Presenters:

Glen Alleman
Mike Allen
Tim Anderson
Remmie Arnold
David Bach
William Banks
William Barfield
Erin Barkel
Laura Barker
Daniel Barkmeyer
Rick Battle
Joe Bauer
Sabrina Beane
Walter Bednarski
Emily Beltramo
James Black
David Bloom
Jessica Boatwright
Blake Boswell
Peter Braxton
Paul Breon
Brandon Bryant
Eric Buller
Sandy Burney
Thomas Cagley
Cassie Capots
Neil Chakrabarti
Lance Cole
Rick Collins
Thomas Coonce
Chris Dalton
Tom Dauber
Kevin Davis
Stacy Dean
Jason Dechoretz
John Deem
Anthony DeMarco
Alea DeSantis
Ruth Dorr
Eric Druker
Jeremy Eden
Bruce Fad
Marilyn Fleming
Daniel French
Eric Gabrielson
Dan Galorath
Rick Garcia
Robert Georgi
Haitham Ghannam
Mark Gilmour
Steve Glogoza
Dave Goldberg
Jeremy Goucher
Sarah Green
Steve Green
Marc Greenberg
Joe Hamaker
Thomas Harless
David Harris
Ann Hawpe
Shawn Hayes
Kurt Heppard
Michael Higdon
Jairus Hihn
Greg Hogan
Kirby Hom
Nathan Honsowetz
Justin Hornback
Shu-Ping Hu
Sidi Huang
David Hulett
Bob Hunt
Mark Jacobs
Zachary Jasnoff
Krystian Jenkins
Brent Johnstone
Cheryl Jones
Herve Joumier
James Judy
Stephen Ketcham
Bob Koury
Fred Kuo
Charles Kurtz
David Lambert
Torrance Lambing
Jennifer Lampe
Nicholas Lanham
Chad Larson
Shawn Larson
Tim Lawless
Brian Leach
Richard Lee
Jennifer Leotta
Eric Lofgren
William Lueker
Donald MacKenzie
Omar Mahmoud
Michael Mahoney
Carleigh Malanik
Patrick K. Malone
Kammy Mann
John McGarry
Matthew McGovern
Dennis McKeon
Stuart Merrill
Christopher Metz
Bryan Miller
Ted Mills
Arlene Minkiewicz
Greg Mislick
Lauren Nolte
Dan Nussbaum
Rodney Olin
Mark Pedigo
Crickett Petty
Jeffrey Platten
Marcie Pfeuffer
Eric Plumer
Danny Polidi
Sarah Pope
Chris Price
Andy Prince
Cynthia Prince
James Quilliam
Kenny Ragland
Ken Rhodes
James Roberts
Wilson Rosa
Joseph Sarage
Kellie Scarbrough
Bill Seeman
Cris Shaw
Dale Shermon
Michael Shortell
Blaze Smallwood
Christian Smart
Christina Snyder
Emily Stafford
John Swaren
Jocelyn Tague
James Taylor
Melissa Teicher
Oskar Tengo
Georges Teologlou
Paul Tetrault
Gurney Thompson
Ryan Timm
Sam Toas
Harold van Heeringen
Corinne Wallshein
Edward Walsh
Alex Wekluk
Amanda Wilson
Cheryl Wilson
Melissa Winter
Adiam Woldetensae
Chip Woods
Qing Qing Wu
Leone Young

Glen Alleman
President
Niwot Ridge Consulting

Program Management Papers Track: Essential Views of the Integrated Program Management Reports (IPMRs)

Glen B. Alleman leads Program Planning and Controls for Niwot Ridge, LLC. Mr. Alleman has 25 years’ experience in program management, systems engineering, software development, and general management on performance based program management. Mr. Alleman provided consulting advice for a variety of firms including Logicon, TRW, CH2M Hill, SM&A, and several consulting firms before joining Niwot Ridge, L.L.C. Education: B.S., Physics, University of California, Irvine, CA. MS, Systems Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.


Mike Allen
Software Products/Services Group
Tecolote Research, Inc.

Integration Training Track Chair

Mike Allen works for Tecolote Research in the Software Group and has over 25 years of experience in Program Office Support, Cost Research, and LCCE development. Mr. Allen is the lead ACEIT instructor responsible for developing and updating the ACEIT training material, certifiing the ACEIT instructors, as well as teaching ACEIT classes. Mike has a BS in Business, a MS in Systems Management/Operations Research, and earned his CCEA designation in 2013.


Tim Anderson
Senior Project Leader
The Aerospace Corporation

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Probability and Statistics Basic

Timothy Anderson has 20 years’ experience as a cost analysis practitioner and educator. His areas of interest are cost analysis and cost uncertainty analysis. He is a Senior Project Leader at The Aerospace Corporation, and a lecturer for the Naval Postgraduate School. Tim is an ICEAA certified cost estimator/analyst; a board member of the Washington Capital Area chapter of ICEAA; and a frequent presenter of topics related to cost estimating and cost uncertainty analysis.


Remmie Arnold
Lead Analyst
Technomics, Inc.

2015 Training Program Co-Chair
Software Estimating Papers Track: The Continual Pursuit of the One True Software Resource Data Reporting (SRDR) Database
Parametric Training Track: Regression Linear

Remmie Arnold is a CCE/A certified Cost Analyst at Technomics, Inc. where his five years of professional experience in cost estimating and analysis have been put to use in capabilities database and software development, software growth and schedule estimation, creation of training materials, and collection and organization of systems data. Remmie helped produce records of analysis in support of the Government Accountability Office for renovation programs on the Capital Dome and Cannon House Office Building.



David Bach
Director of Business Analytics
Quantech Services, Inc.

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: EVM Basic

David is the Director of Business Analytics for Quantech Services, Inc. He has over 17 years as a cost estimator and project manager in acquisition, and over 30 years in the DoD. He has supported programs for the Air Force, SPAWAR and MDA, has an MS in Cost Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an MA in International Management from Whitworth College, and a BS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a CCE/A.


William Banks
Team Leader
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Parametrics Papers Track: Using Historical Cost Reports to Derive System Specific Factors

William Banks is currently a Team Leader in the Cost Industrial and Analysis Division at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Mr. Banks has Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research Development and Engineering (SPRDE) from Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and a Level II certification in Cost Estimating from DAU.


William Barfield
Executive Cost Estimator Associate
Quantech Services, Inc.

Program Management Papers Track Chair

This is Bill’s fourth year as Track Chairman and second as Best Paper Judge. He has been a speaker in four of the last five ICEAA Workshops. An Air Force veteran and a CCE/A, he bases four decades of experience as a scientific programmer, research scientist in signal processing and software cost estimator on his mathematician credentials. Bill plays a lot of soccer and extensively volunteers his leadership skills with community organizations.


Erin Barkel
Financial Analyst
Parliamentary Budget Office

Government Processes Papers Track: Health CERs – Using an interdisciplinary approach to estimating the cost of caring for Canada’s veterans

Erin Barkel is a Financial Analyst at the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Canada. Before joining PBO, Erin was an Analyst at the Treasury Board Secretariat, providing policy advice on Investment Plans and Projects. Erin holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. She is slowly pursuing a PhD in Management at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.


Laura Barker
Operations Research Analyst
Engility

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track Chair

Laura Barker is an Operations Research Analyst for Engility in San Diego, CA. She is currently working with SPAWAR’s 1.6 cost estimating and analysis group at Old Town Center. She has previously worked as a financial analyst for a law firm in downtown San Diego, and for FIRST Robotics Competition in Atlanta, GA. Laura has a B.S. in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Daniel Barkmeyer
Principal Analyst
Burgess Consulting, Inc.

Parametrics Papers Track: A Regression Method for Sparsely-Populated Datasets

Daniel Barkmeyer is a principal analyst with Burgess Consulting, Inc. supporting the NRO CAAG. His chief responsibilities include cost estimating for satellites, cost model development, and cost estimating for launch vehicles. He has co-authored papers including “Commercial-Like Acquisitions: Practices and Costs” published in Vol. 3, Issue 1 of the SCEA Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2001 and 2005 respectively.


Rick Battle
Lead Cost Estimator
Booz Allen Hamilton

Government Processes Papers Track: NASA Commercial Crew Cost Estimating – A Look at Estimating Processes, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Booz Allen CCEA-P certified cost estimator providing cost estimating/financial analysis support to the NASA ISS ACES group at JSC in Houston since 2008. Primary role is developing cost estimates (primarily utilizing parametric cost models) for major projects including commercial crew/cargo systems, potential NASA exploration systems, Soyuz seat pricing. Previously worked as lead cost estimator for General Dynamics. Awards include Houston SCEA Chapter 2011 Cost Analysis Leadership Award and 2012 NASA Contractor Cost Estimator of the Year.


Joe Bauer
Solutions Consultant
PRICE Systems, LLC

Methods & Models Papers Track: Cost Estimating Challenges in Additive Manufacturing

Joe Bauer joined PRICE Systems after twenty years of service in the US Air Force. Joe is the primary Solutions Consultant for Air Force customers, providing training, mentoring, and consulting. Prior to joining PRICE Systems, Joe was the lead hardware estimator for the F-22 Raptor program office. Joe earned a Master of Science degree in Cost Analysis in 2009 and an MBA in 2005. Joe is a Certified Cost Estimator / Analyst (CCEA) with ICEAA.


Sabrina Beane
Principal Analyst
Tecolote Research, Inc.

Integration Training Track Chair

Sabrina Beane is a Principal Analyst for Tecolote Research, Inc. in the Software Products/Services Group. Sabrina has over 20 years experience in cost estimating and analysis. Sabrina is the ACEIT software release manager, is experienced with all phases of software development and is the key liaison between ACEIT users and developers. Sabrina has a BS in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech), is a certified ACEIT instructor, and an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst.



Walter Bednarski
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Data Analysis

Walter Bednarski is an ICEAA CCE/A at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has seventeen years of experience developing LCCEs and conducting cost and data analyses for SPAWAR and other Navy and DoD organizations. At NCCA he was the Navy VAMOSC Program Manager, the DoN operations and support cost database. He has a BS in Mathematics from San Diego State University and a MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.



Emily Beltramo
Senior Associate
Technomics, Inc.

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Cost and Software Data Reports

Emily Beltramo is an analytical consultant at Technomics, Inc. with experience in data collection, policy development and implementation, and project management. She supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Defense Cost and Resource Center (DCARC). Her experience supporting this client includes implementing the cost and software data reporting (CSDR) requirement, data metrics development and analysis, business policy development and improvement, and direct on-site client support.


James Black
Operations Research Analyst
Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis

Methods & Models Papers Track: Bottom Up Methods of Estimating Depot Level Repairables

James “Jay” Black has 11 years of cost estimating experience and currently works as senior operations research analyst / team leader for Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis. In this role, he supports Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems. Jay has a Masters in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a current CCE/A certification and Level III certification in Business – Cost Estimating from the Defense Acquisition University.


David Bloom
Manager
Raytheon

Methods & Models Papers Track: Sabermetrics for Improved Predictive Analysis of Program Execution
Parametric Training Track: Complex Models Hardware
Parametrics Papers Track: Generating a Semi-Automated “Similar To” Basis Of Estimate from a Complex Parametric Hardware Cost Model for Antennas
Parametrics Papers Track: Achieving Affordability through high fidelity ROM cost estimates

After graduating from the University of California at Davis in 1983, Mr. Bloom has worked for the Naval Weapons Center, Lockheed Martin, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and since 2008, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) where he is a Sr. Engineering Manager.Mr. Bloom is currently the Cost Estimation Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Electronics Center of SAS. He has developed parametric models for all Electronics Center products.


Jessica Boatwright
Senior Associate
Technomics, Inc.

Government Processes Papers Track: It Ain’t Easy Being Green… Sustainable Manufacturing with an eye on Cost Avoidance and Stewardship

Ms. Boatwright is a senior associate for Technomics, Inc. currently supporting the OSD CAPE’s Defense Cost and Resource Center. Previously she has conducted economic research in wind energy development, storm water management, and international development. She holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Applied Economics from Virginia Tech and is a member of ICEAA.



Blake Boswell
Analytic Tool Developer
Booz Allen Hamilton

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Monte Carlo Simulations

Blake Boswell is an Analytic Tool Developer for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Advanced Analytics Team. He leads development of Monte Carlo simulation software that supports probabilistic modeling efforts in a variety of fields including project management and cost estimation. He is a frequent presenter in the Risk Track at ICEAA conferences. Blake has a B.S. in mathematics and a Master’s degree in applied economics.


Peter Braxton
Senior Cost Analyst and Technical Officer
Technomics, Inc.

2015 Training Program Co-Chair
Software Estimating Papers Track: The Continual Pursuit of the One True Software Resource Data Reporting (SRDR) Database
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Probability Distributions for Risk
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Contract Pricing
Integration Training Track: Contracts Risk and RCA
Parametric Training Track: Regression Linear

Peter J. Braxton is a Senior Cost Analyst and Technical Officer at Technomics,Inc., where he has supported the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Naval Center for Cost Analysis, and Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics on data collecon and cost research efforts, and Defense Acquision University on curriculum development. Peter serves as ICEAA’s Vice President of Professional Development, and was named SCEA’s 2007 Estmator of the Year for contributions in education.


Paul Breon
Senior Analyst
The Boeing Company

Methods & Models Track: Class List of Characteristics

Paul has worked for nearly 30 years in the aerospace field having owned a tier 1 machining/engineering company along with having managed several Estimating departments for other aerospace suppliers. He started at Boeing working as a Procurement Finance analyst for European partners managing forecasts exceeding $.5B, and has been senior analyst for large strategic business acquisitions. He is the senior estimating analyst for Boeing teardown/reverse engineering department along with being a finance/estimating instructor. He graduated at age 15 with presidential awards for academic excellence and is certified in Solidworks design. He is also a certified Gunsmith, Golfsmith, Tattoo artist and VP of a motorcycle club.



Brandon Bryant
Associate
Technomics, Inc.

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Cost and Software Data Reports

Brandon Bryant is an analyst at Technomics, Inc. with experience in data collection, policy development and implementation, and project management. He supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Defense Cost and Resource Center (DCARC). His experience supporting this client includes implementing cost and software data reporting (CSDR) requirements through collaborating with the stakeholders involved with CSDRs, DoD policy development, improvement, and enforcement, and direct on-site client support.


Eric Buller
Experienced Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Methods & Models Papers Track: Long Term Impact of Ship Concepts on Operating and Support Cost Affordability
Methods & Models Papers Track: Achieving Affordability through high fidelity ROM cost estimates

Eric Buller is with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Public Sector Practice, supporting clients in the Department of Homeland Security. He has over 5 years of Management Consulting and Cost Estimating experience supporting clients at Navy, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. He has contributed to multiple Cost Benefit Analysis (CBAs), Business Case Analysis (BCAs) and program life cycle cost estimates (LCCE) for a number of Major Defense Acquisition Programs. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.


Sandy Burney
Senior Proposal Analyst
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Methods & Models Papers Track: The Peculiar World of Sole Source Contracting; Maybe There is a Better Way

Sandy provides Senior Consulting activities for the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems (UMS) Pricing & Estimating Organization. Currently, Sandy provides leadership to implement affordability and quality initiatives on major UMS proposals. His primary responsibility is to build data-driven estimates at WBS and/or SOW levels that minimize the number of BOEs while providing all the necessary costs. His secondary goal is to promote a more affordable proposal culture through internal training, and improved front-end planning.


Thomas Cagley
Vice President
David Consulting Group

Software Estimating Papers Track: Agile Estimation Using Functional Metrics

Mr. Cagley has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, serving as a consultant since 1997. He has held technical and managerial positions in different industries as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance and systems analysis. He is a certified Scrum Master, a certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant, holds an IT-CMF Professional Certificate and is an IT-CMF Tier 2 Associate, and is a TTMMi Accredited Assessor. He is also an author, blogger and podcaster.


Cassie Capots
Cost Analyst
ICF International

Government Processes Papers Track: Business Case Analysis Wizard
Integration Training Track: Cost Estimating in PMBoK vs. CEBoK

Cassandra Capots is a Cost Analyst at ICF International supporting the Air Force Air Mobility Command Enterprise Learning Office, co-designing the Business Case Analysis Wizard. She also supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Defense Acquisition University. Prior to joining ICF, Ms. Capots developed cost estimating methodologies, conducted cost research, and provided database support for ODASA-CE and defined requirements in support of OSD CAPE at Technomics, Inc.


Neil Chakrabarti
Navy Cost Estimator
Booz Allen Hamilton

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: GAO Cost Assessment Guide

Neil Chakrabarti CCE/A is a Cost analyst/Economist at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). He has delivered Program Lifecycle Cost Estimates and Cost Analysis Requirements Descriptions for the Navy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, and Federal Aviation Administration. He graduated from the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He also regularly facilitates ICEAA training bootcamps at Booz Allen.


Lance Cole
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Government Processes Papers Track: NASA Commercial Crew Cost Estimating – A Look at Estimating Processes, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Lance Cole has been employed with Booz Allen Hamilton for over 8 years where he has supported the International Space Station (ISS) Program Planning and Control Office providing cost and schedule analysis and evaluating contractor project performance. In 2009, Lance attained the designation of Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) through the ICEAA certification program. He is currently the lead analyst on the NASA Docking System project.



Rick Collins
CEO
Technomics, Inc.

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Contract Pricing

Rick Collins is CEO of Technomics, Inc., a small employee-owned consulting firm offering a range of decision analysis services to the Department of Defense and other federal clients. He has 34 years cost analysis experience, including 23 years in the private sector (nine at SAIC in the 80s and 14 at Technomics) and 11 years in the Department of Navy (DON), specifically the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA).


Thomas Coonce
Adjunct Research Staff Member
Institute for Defense Analyses

Program Management Papers Track: Essential Views of the Integrated Program Management Reports (IPMRs)

Mr. Coonce conducts cost, schedule, risk and systems engineering research at IDA. Prior to IDA, Mr. Coonce led NASA’s Cost Analysis Division where he shaped cost and schedule estimating policies. Prior to NASA, Mr. Coonce served within the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) where he developed independent estimates of MDAP programs. Mr Coonce also served as a cost estimator for several consulting firms and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.



Chris Dalton
Lead Economic & Business Analyst
The MITRE Corp.

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Cost Estimating Basics

Chris Dalton is a CCE/A, has 20+ years of leadership experience in Cost Estimating and Analysis, is the past president of the ICEAA Pikes Peak chapter, has served multiple times on the ICEAA best paper panel, and has previously chaired the basic training track for the annual ICEAA workshop. In addition to his current position with MITRE, Chris is a Lt. Col. in the AF Reserve and owns and manages his own Cold Stone Creamery.



Tom Dauber
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton

Integration Training Track: Cost Management

Tom has 22 years of experience in Federal and private industry leading cost/risk analysis across IC, DoD, and Civil agencies. With the Strategic Innovation Group, he incubates and fields advanced analytic capabilities (PolarisTM, ArgoTM), and leads cost/risk/economic analysis across Booz Allen. Tom has a BS Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, MEA from Virginia Tech, and was 2012 SCEA Cost Estimator of the Year.


Kevin Davis
Associate Professor
USAF Academy

Program Management Papers Track: Meeting Fiscal Constraints: the Evolving Role of Performance Measurement

Dr Kevin J. Davis (DBA Harvard, MBA Harvard, BS USAFA) Specializes in outsourcing and complex systems. He is retired Colonel and a Command Pilot (C-141s Desert Storm) with over 20 years of teaching at USAFA. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Assessment at the Department of Management at USAFA.



Stacy Dean
Senior Procurement Finance Analyst
The Boeing Company

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Probability and Statistics Basic

Ms. Stacy Dean is a Senior Procurement Finance Analyst at The Boeing Company. Stacy’s primary area of expertise is in parametric and statistical analysis. Ms. Dean has held numerous positions within Estimating & Pricing and Procurement Finance throughout her career. Additionally, she has led multiple key initiatives to develop common standards, processes/tools and training for CER/parametric analysis within Boeing. Currently she serves as the ICEAA NW Chapter President.



Jason Dechoretz
Chief Strategy Officer
MCR, LLC

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Technical Baselines

Mr. Jason Dechoretz has been with MCR since 1991 and currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As CSO he manages MCR’s execution of its Strategic Plan, develops and advocates the MCR Brand, and supports service delivery and business development effort. Mr. Dechoretz currently supports the ICEAA Board of directors through inter-organization outreach. He previously served on ISPA’s Board of Directors for seven years, with the last five as Chairman.



John Deem
Principal Value Engineer
Lockheed Martin

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Manufacturing Cost Estimating
Integration Training Track: Cost Management
Integration Training Track: Target Costing and Trades

Business Development Analyst with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Ft. Worth, Texas with over 30 years of experience in the U.S. Government and private industry, preparing estimates and cost analyses for contract proposals for aircraft development, production and sustainment. Significant experience as a value engineer supporting affordability trade studies, design-to-cost and design for manufacture analyses. Certified Cost/Estimator Analyst and Past President of the ICEAA Lone Star Chapter.



Anthony DeMarco
President
PRICE Systems, LLC

Parametric Training Track: Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs)
Parametric Training Track: Parametric Analysis Overview

Mr. DeMarco is the President and Managing Member of PRICE Systems L.L.C., the world leader in Parametric Planning, Estimating, and Budgeting tools and services with clients in the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. DeMarco is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on predictive cost modeling for optimizing planning, budgeting, and cost management. In 1997, Mr. DeMarco received the highest honor bestowed by the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA), the Freiman Award


Alea DeSantis
Associate
Kalman & Company Inc

Software Estimating Papers Track: Forecasting Software Maintenance

Alea DeSantis, a Cost Analyst for Kalman & Company, currently supports the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Cost Estimating and Analysis Division (1.6). SPAWAR 1.6 is the technical authority cost competency for SPAWAR and affiliated Program Executive Offices. DeSantis’ career has been focused on developing cost information and analysis to support Program Managers, Financial Managers, and Engineers in making sound technical and programmatic decisions. DeSantis obtained her BS in Business from UC Berkeley.


Ruth Dorr
Economic Business Analyst
MITRE Corporation

Government Processes Papers Track: Federal Share Services: The future Shared-First and challenges facing the Federal Shard Services Providers (FSSPs) and their customers

Ms. Dorr is an Economics and Business Analyst with the MITRE Corporation. She has over 15 years of experience in the areas of Cost Estimating, Earned Value Management, and CPIC. She has supported various government agencies including Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Census, Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.


Eric Druker
Chief Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Risk Papers Track: Using Stochastic Optimization to Improve Risk Prioritization
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Risk Analysis Basic
Integration Training Track: Data Science and Cost Estimating
Integration Training Track: Joint Cost and Schedule Risk

Eric Druker serves as Chief Technologist for Booz Allen’s NextGen Analytics solutions. Eric has 10 years experience performing analysis for a variety of government and commercial clients. Eric is an internationally recognized expert in cost and schedule risk analysis and is one of only a few individuals to be awarded two International Cost Estimating & Analysis Association’s (ICEAA) Analyst of the Year Awards.


Jeremy Eden
Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Methods & Models Papers Track: Migration of Microsoft Excel Tools to Next Generation Platforms: “Can You Hear the Footsteps?”

Mr. Eden has been with Booz Allen Hamilton for 8 years and provides support primarily for Department of Defense (DoD) clients. He has over 12 years of experience performing feasibility studies, intelligence analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, and reporting of engineering and economic projects. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is a certified Project Management Professional.



Bruce Fad
Senior Vice President
PRICE Systems, LLC

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: GAO Cost Assessment Guide

Bruce Fad is Senior Vice-President, PRICE Systems, LLC. He has worked in the cost estimating field for over 35 years as an estimator, tool provider, expert witness, and instructor. He was a junior officer in the US Army, an Operations Research analyst at NSA, and Acquisition Management manager at Lockheed. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Math from University of Delaware. Mr. Fad is a contributing expert to development of the GAO Cost Guide.


Marilyn Fleming
Information Systems Engineer, Principal
MITRE Corporation

Government Processes Papers Track: Federal Share Services: The future Shared-First and challenges facing the Federal Shard Services Providers (FSSPs) and their customers

Ms. Fleming is an Information Systems Engineer with the MITRE Corporation. She has over 30 years of experience in IT and business strategy implementation. Prior to joining MITRE, she was a part the leadership team implementing several shared service and enterprise modernization efforts including data center consolidation, financial management system consolidation, and the Business Enterprise Architecture. She has a B.S. in mathematics, an M.S. In computer information systems, and graduated from the National Defense University Advanced Management and CIO Programs.


Daniel French
Principal Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

Software Estimating Papers Track Chair
Software Estimating Papers Track: Effective use of Function Points for Analogous Software Estimation

Dan has over fifteen years of experience in Information Technology. He is an IFPUG Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS) and currently serves as Chairman of the IFPUG Functional Software Sizing Committee (FSSC). He is also a PMI certified PMP, and an Agile Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He has authored a number of papers and presentations on software estimation. Mr. French holds a B.S. in Economics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a graduate of the Chubb Institute’s Top Gun training program


Eric Gabrielson
Senior Pricing Analyst
The Boeing Company

Parametrics Papers Track Chair

Eric Gabrielson is a commercial aircraft senior pricing analyst at the Boeing Company. He has held several finance positions during his career and currently supports post-delivery customer services and modification requirements. Eric earned his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle and has been a CCE/A since 2004. Family and team distance cycling for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) are his most important life interests.


Dan Galorath
CEO
Galorath Incorporated

Risk Papers Track: Why Are Estimates Always Wrong: Estimation Bias and Strategic Misestimation

Mr. Galorath has been involved with engineering, estimating and analysis for 40 years. Under his leadership Galorath Incorporated, the developed SEER cost, schedule, risk applications, methods, and training for software, hardware, electronics & systems, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. His widely read blog, Dan Galorath on estimating, covers estimation, planning, measurement, control and risk analysis. He has received lifetime achievement awards from SCEA and ISPA.


Rick Garcia
Systems Engineering Manager
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS)

Parametrics Training Track Chair

Rick is a Systems Engineering Manager for the Engineering Competitive Analysis group at NGAS in Redondo Beach, Ca. For over 19 years he has supported every program at SMC, including ORS. He has provided methodology formulation, documentation, reporting, AoA analysis, cost/schedule/technical risk analyses, financial investment modeling, regression analysis, and data normalization and training. Rick received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from the University of Southern California.


Robert Georgi
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Government Processes Papers Track: Lessons learned from applying cost capability curves on an Air Force AoA

Robert Georgi is a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. He has over 19 years of experience with the U.S. government sector and private industry, primarily managing and conducting cost estimates and analysis for the Air Force, Army, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Marine Corp, Navy, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At Booz Allen Robert is currently tasked with supporting the US Air Force market team in the area of cost/risk analysis capabilities, including developing intellectual capital.



Haitham Ghannam
Earned Value Management (EVM) Analyst
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Government Processes Papers Track: Manufacturing Assembly Plan (MAP) Tool: Bridging the Gap between Performance and the Construction Process

Haitham Ghannam is currently a Financial Management Analyst working as a 05C Earned Value Management (EVM) analyst at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). He conducts analysis and Estimate at Completions (EAC) for the Department of Navy’s VIRGINIA Class Program Office and other ACAT‐1D programs. He received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from George Mason University. Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked four years as a Program Controls/Schedule Analyst for Raytheon Company.



Mark Gilmour
Project and Programme Management Consultant
QinetiQ

Program Management Papers Track: A Maturity Analysis of the American and European Cost Community

Mark is a project and programme management consultant within QinetiQ’s Acquisition Services Team where he is primarily engaged in through life cost and risk assessment and management in support of economic appraisals, affordability assessments and design trade studies for UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Category A equipment projects. He has conducted cost analysis with in the civilian aerospace manufacturing domain, as well as the Land, Air and Maritime domains within defence. Mark is an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst with parametric specialism.



Steve Glogoza
Senior Manager of Estimating and PFA
The Boeing Company

Parametric Training Track: Parametric Analysis Overview

Steve has been with Boeing for 26 years. He began his career in St. Louis as an Industrial Engineer supporting assembly operations for weapons systems. He transitioned into the Estimating & Pricing organization in 1993 and has supported multiple programs during the past 20 years in all acquisition roles (Estimating, Procurement Cost Analyst, Pricing, Contracts). In his free time Steve loves to barbecue (low and slow – you can’t rush greatness), golf, and enjoy the outdoors.


Dave Goldberg
Technical Advisor for Combat Systems Cost Engineering
Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis

Methods & Models Papers Track: Bottom Up Methods of Estimating Depot Level Repairables

Dave Goldberg is currently the Technical Advisor for Combat Systems Cost Engineering in the Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis organization. In this role, he supports the Program Executive Offices for Integrated Warfare Systems and Submarines. Dave has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He holds DAWIA Level III certifications in Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Test & Evaluation.


Jeremy Goucher
Associate
Herren Associates

Government Processes Papers Track: The Navy Modernization Program: Estimating the Cost of Upgrading AEGIS Guided Missile Cruisers

Jeremy Goucher has over 14 years of professional cost estimating, financial planning, and leadership experience. He is currently a lead cost analyst at Herren Associates supporting the Naval Sea Systems Command Cost Estimating and Industrial Analysis Division. Mr. Goucher is CCEA and PMP certified and received his Bachelors in Economics from the University of Maryland (College Park) and his Masters in Economics from Syracuse University.


Sarah Green
Operations Research Analyst
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency

Cost Estimating Basic Track: Risk Analysis Basic

Sarah Green is an Operations Research Analyst in the Space Division at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency. Ms. Green has worked in the cost estimating field for 10 years, providing analysis to a variety of agencies including the Air Force, Navy, NOAA, and the intelligence community. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Azusa Pacific University and then graduated from Penn State with a degree in Systems Engineering.


Steve Green
Professor
USAF Academy

Program Management Papers Track: Meeting Fiscal Constraints: the Evolving Role of Performance Measurement

Dr Steve G. Green, CCE/A (DBA USIU, MS USC, BS USAFA) specializes in cost analysis, performance measurement and government accounting. Previous AF tours include the ASAT, the Space Test Program, and SAF Special Projects. He also worked at the Defense Finance and Accounting Center. He is currently a Professor of Accounting and the Department Head of the Department of Management at USAFA.


Marc Greenberg
Cost Analyst
NASA

Risk Papers Track: A “Common Risk Factor” Method to Estimate Correlations between Distributions
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Probability and Statistics Advanced
Integration Training Track: Target Costing and Trades

Marc has been working for NASA’s Cost Analysis Division since 2012 where he is helping the Space Technology Mission Directorate improve its cost estimating methods, facilitates the NASA Cost IPT and provides decision-support to NASA leadership. He has worked in the field of cost analysis for DHS, NCCA, DAU and NAVSEA. He has a BS in Ceramic Science and Engineering (PSU), an MS in Engineering Management (GWU) and is certified as a Cost Estimator/Analyst, Level III.



Joe Hamaker
Cost Analyst
Galorath, Inc.

2015 Association Awards Committee Chairman

Joe Hamaker is a cost analyst with Galorath Inc. Previously he worked for The Millennium Group International, SAIC, NASA Headquarters and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Mr. Hamaker has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, a BA degree in economics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a MS degree in Engineering Management from UAH and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from UAH. He has been active ISPA/SCEA/ICEAA for many years.



Thomas Harless
Senior Associate
Technomics, Inc.

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: EVM Basic

Thomas Harless is a cost analyst at Technomics, Inc. with over two years of experience in analysis and estimation of the costs associated with developing, producing, operating and supporting military programs, focusing on electronic systems (radar and EW). Recently, he has been focused on providing cost, schedule, and earned value support to the Air Missile Defense Radar program office.



David Harris
Booz Allen Hamilton
Parametric Training Track: Regression Nonlinear and Multivariate

David Harris graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with degrees in Mathematics and Economics, going on to complete a master’s degree in Economics at San Diego State University where he lectured Economics for 5 semesters. He has been with Booz Allen Hamilton for over 5 years in support of the US Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, where he provides cost estimating support.


Ann Hawpe
Senior Associate
Herren Associates

Methods & Models Papers Track Chair

Ann Hawpe started with Herren in 2003 and currently provides Cost Estimating and Analysis support to the Naval Center for Cost Analysis. She leads Herren’s Program Analysis and Cost Engineering team and advises on multiple, complex cost estimating and research projects. Ms. Hawpe earned her BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and MS in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from George Washington University. She also has her CCEA, LSS-GB, and PMP certifications.


Shawn Hayes
Senior Systems Engineer
Victory Solutions

Government Processes Papers Track: Mining for Cost Estimating Relations from Limited Complex Data

Shawn A. Hayes has nearly 15 years of experience working on large scale engineering projects in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors. Areas of expertise include cost estimation of space systems, JCL analysis, database/model development, and support to many NASA evaluations and SRB/IRT teams (Discovery, Explorers, New Frontiers, Earth Science System Pathfinder) where he has actively participated in the analysis of new space concepts for cost and technical feasibility. His M.S. is in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas/Austin.


Kurt Heppard
Professor
USAF Academy

Program Management Papers Track: Meeting Fiscal Constraints: the Evolving Role of Performance Measurement

Dr Kurt A. Heppard (PhD CU-Boulder, MBA UCLA, BS USAFA) is actively involved in numerous strategic planning, innovation and sustainability efforts for governmental and non-governmental organizations. His operational AF career included contracting for space acquisitions at SAF Special Projects. He is currently a Professor of Management and Deputy for Strategic Planning at the Department of Management at USAFA.


Michael Higdon

Government Processes Papers Track Chair


Jairus Hihn
Principal System Engineer
JPL

Software Estimating Papers Track: NASA Software Cost Estimation Model: An Analogy Based Estimation Method

Jairus Hihn (Ph.D, U. Maryland) is a Principal Member of the Engineering staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is currently the lead for the NASA Software Cost Improvement Task, the JPL software metrics activities, where he is trying to establish a laboratory wide software metrics and estimation program. He has over 60 publications including recent articles IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering. Jairus received ISPA’s Parametrician of the Year Award and the USC Software and SE Lifetime Achievement.



Greg Hogan
Senior Technical Expert
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Risk Analysis Advanced
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Technical Baselines
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Risk Analysis Basic

Mr. Hogan is the Senior Technical Expert at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency. Mr. Hogan is a recognized cost/risk instructor to audiences from DoD, DoC, the IC, NASA, and Industry. He has published papers on topics such as Technical Baseline Assessments, Class A/C Satellites, Affordability Curves, and Joint Cost-Schedule Confidence levels. Greg graduated from Penn State with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and then earned a MS degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.


Kirby Hom
Operations Research Analyst
Deputy Asst of the Army (Cost and Economics)

Government Processes Papers Track: Analysis of Alternatives from a Cost Estimating Perspective

Mr. Kirby Hom earned B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and M.S. in Environmental & Waste Management from University of Maryland University College. Mr. Hom had worked at SAIC and Noblis on testing/evaluation of multiple chemical warfare materiel systems. He currently serves as Operations Research Analyst on the Early Cost Team within the DASA-CE Acquisition Costing Directorate. His work focuses on the development, verification, and validation of early life-cycle cost estimates, and review of Cost Benefit Analyses.


Nathan Honsowetz
Senior Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

2015 Papers Program Co-Chair

Nathan has several years of experience in cost analysis and other analytical work, including developing life-cycle cost estimates, benefits quantification, and business case analysis. Nathan is a Senior Consultant at Cobec Consulting and has earned two BS degrees, an MS in Environmental Science from Caltech, and an MBA from Murray State University. He is an active ICEAA member and is also involved in the training of analysts to pass the ICEAA certification exams.


Justin Hornback
Program Manager/Principal Analyst
Reed Integration, Inc.

Risk Papers Track: Methodology for Integrating Risk Mitigation Activities into JCL Analysis
Integration Training Track: Advanced Schedule Analysis
Integration Training Track: Basic Schedule Analysis

Justin Hornback is Program Manager and analyst for Reed Integration, Inc.’s (Reed) work providing schedule and cost analysis for NASA’s Independent Program Assessment Office (IPAO). Justin has over 12 years of experience in engineering, analytics, and project/risk management. Mr. Hornback earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and MBA from the College of William and Mary. He is a certified CCEA and PMP.


Shu-Ping Hu
Chief Statistician
Tecolote Research, Inc.

Methods & Models Papers Track: Generalized Degrees of Freedom (GDF)

Shu-Ping Hu is the Chief Statistician at Tecolote Research. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics, with an emphasis in Statistics, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hu has 28 years of experience designing, developing, and validating learning, uncertainty, correlation, and regression algorithms in ACE, CO$TAT, and JACS. Dr. Hu has also published many technical papers. For over 20 years, she has been a regular presenter of advanced cost analysis techniques at major cost conferences.


Sidi Huang
Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton

Risk Papers Track: Data-Driven Guidelines for Correlation of Cost and Schedule Growth

Sidi Huang has 1 year experience performing cost and schedule risk analysis for DoD and Civilian agencies. Mr. Huang is part of Booz Allen’s Analytic Tools team, focused on the development of methodologies, tools, and visualizations to help decision makers better understand data and its implications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and prior to joining Booz Allen, has internship experience building financial models for a private equity real estate firm.


David Hulett
President
Hulett & Associates, LLC

Risk Papers Track: Risk Mitigation: Some Good News after the Cost / Schedule Risk Analysis Results
Integration Training Track: Joint Cost and Schedule Risk
Integration Training Track: Schedule Risk Analysis

David Hulett, Ph.D. has consulted and trained in project risk management since 1990. His clients are both commercial and government in many industries and several countries. His focus is on quantitative cost/schedule risk analysis on large projects. He has contributed to risk management standards for PMI and AACEI. He has provided schedule and schedule risk analysis training as well as papers at ICEAA conferences. He has written two books on quantitative risk analysis.


Bob Hunt
President
Dulos

Software Estimating Papers Track: Estimating Agile Software Development
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Software Cost Estimating Advanced
Integration Training Track: Cost Implications of WSARA

I have served in various technical and senior management positions in industry including Vice President and Operations Manager at SAIC, Vice President and Board of Directors of CALIBRE Systems, President CALIBRE Services, Vice President for Services at Galorath Incorporated, President of Dulos Inc., and Board of Directors for ALATEC, Inc.


Mark Jacobs
Senior Systems Engineer
Victory Solutions

Government Processes Papers Track: Mining for Cost Estimating Relations from Limited Complex Data

Mark K. Jacobs is a senior systems engineer with more than 25 years of experience assessing advanced development requirements and life cycle costs for NASA science missions and instruments. His past experience includes cost analysis support to NASA for the Nuclear Systems Initiative, Living with a Star, Cassini, Outer Planets, Mars Exploration, and other programs and various NASA advanced technology assessments. He earned his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.



Zachary Jasnoff
Vice President of Professional Services
PRICE Systems, LLC

Integration Training Track: Cost Management

Mr. Jasnoff has over 25 years’ experience in cost estimating and is currently VP of Professional Services at PRICE Systems. Mr. Jasnoff began his career at the US GAO where he was responsible for independent audits and investigations of defense acquisition programs. Mr. Jasnoff then broadened his career in parametric lifecycle estimating while serving in various positions at Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. Mr. Jasnoff holds an MBA from American and an MSE from University of Pennsylvania.


Krystian Jenkins

Government Processes Papers Track: The Navy Modernization Program: Estimating the Cost of Upgrading AEGIS Guided Missile Cruisers

Krystian Jenkins has over 3 years of professional cost estimation experience for the Department of Defense Programs. While at Carderock, she served as the lead analyst for the amphibious/auxiliary ship division within Naval Sea Systems Cost Estimating Division. Mrs. Jenkins graduated cum laude from Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics in 2008 and obtained her Masters in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from Towson University in 2010.


Brent Johnstone
Value Engineer Principal
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Parametrics Papers Track: Improvement Curves: An Early Production Methodology

Brent Johnstone is a production air vehicle cost estimator at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas. He has 27 years’ experience in the military aircraft industry, including 24 years as a cost estimator. He has worked on the F-16 program, and since 1997 has been the lead Production Operations cost estimator for the F-35 program. He has a Masters of Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.


Cheryl Jones
Software Engineer
US Army

Software Estimating Papers Track: How Much Does Software Maintenance Cost?

Ms. Jones is a lead software engineer in the Quality Engineering & System Assurance Sciences Group at RDECOM-ARDEC at Picatinny, New Jersey. She is responsible for measurement and analysis, risk management, cost estimation, and decision analysis technology development and application across a wide base of DoD, Government, and Commercial programs and organizations. Ms. Jones is the DoD representative to the International Standards Organization SC7, System and Software Engineering.



Herve Joumier
Head of ESA Cost Engineering
European Space Agency

Parametric Training Track: Regression Multiplicative

Herve Joumier, Head of the ESA Cost Engineering Team (35 years’ experience in Cost Engineering), together with others, develop European Space Agency cost and schedule models for assessing the costs of space missions in the frame of the Concurrent Design Facility, setting program budgets and evaluating Industrial proposals. Herve has served on the Board of Directors for both ISPA and ICEAA. In 2008, Herve won the Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year Award from ISPA


James Judy
NISEC Division Chief
US Army DADA-CE

Software Estimating Papers Track: How Much Does Software Maintenance Cost?

Jim Judy is the Chief of the Networks, Information, Software & Electronics Costing Division within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Cost & Economics). His division is responsible for the life cycle costing of the Army’s major acquisition programs to include Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS) and software intensive programs. Mr. Judy is a retired Army officer.


Stephen Ketcham
Senior Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

Program Management Papers Track: The graph is always greener on the other side: examples of how to interpret and fix bad visual representations of data

Mr. Ketcham has 14 years of experience in accounting, budgetary, and economic and cost analysis roles, supporting DoD, TSA, and DoL, with the last five years directly in cost estimating and benefits roles for the FAA. He holds a B.S. in Business from Biola University, an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University and an ICEAA CCE/A designation.


Bob Koury
Senior Solutions Architect Army Programs
PRICE Systems, LLC

Parametrics Papers Track: Improving Parametric Software Cost Estimation Through Better Data Collection

Bob Koury is the PRICE Systems Senior Solution Architect for Army accounts. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that all Army customers have access to the cost estimating subject matter expertise necessary to be successful. Bob retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of distinguished service and spent 20 years in industry as a Systems Engineer creating effective System and Systems of Systems solutions for Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Lockheed and PRICE Systems LLC.


Fred Kuo
Technical Resource Management
NASA- JSC

Risk Papers Track: A Mathematical Approach for Cost and Schedule Risk Attribution

Fred is currently performing an assessment function at the Performance Management and Integration office at JSC. Prior returning to NASA in 2006 from private sector, Fred was a Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group. While at PA, Fred has worked on portfolio optimization project utilizing real option theory, power and gas contract valuation, energy trading risk management, and commodity price modeling. Fred has a broad modeling skill in engineering systems and business dynamics systems. He holds advanced degrees in Engineering and Finance.



Charles Kurtz
Operations Manager
BAE Systems

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Manufacturing Cost Estimating

Chuck Kurtz unwittingly fell for the lure of estimating by happenstance and his 30-year adventure continues. Chuck is the Operations Manager for a Centralized Operations Proposal team with global defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems. An ICEAA member since 2009, he plans on obtaining his certification and implementing the certification as part of the Operations Proposal training at BAE Systems. When not working, Chuck pursues adventures in kayaking, backpacking and experimenting with brewing beer!


David Lambert
Sizing Specialist
DCG

Software Estimating Papers Track: Put some SNAP in your estimating model

Mr. Lambert is a Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS) and a Certified SNAP Practitioner (CSP). He is proficient in counting, auditing, and data collection in support of estimation modeling and measurement initiatives. He is also proficient in the use of parametric estimating tools as well as multiple function point analysis tools including Function Point Workbench and SCOPE.


Torrance Lambing
Lead Cost Analyst
NASA Kennedy Space Center

Government Processes Papers Track: Methods Used in Pricing and Conveying NASA Assets for Use by Commercial Programs

Terry Lambing is currently the Lead in the Business and Cost Assessment Office at the NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center. He is a Cost Estimator/Analysis Officer, with a BA degree in Business Administration Management from the University of Houston. Terry has 30+ years of government experience and currently serves as Business Policy Manager. He is a NASA Certified Cost Estimating & Analysis Expert and a Board Member of the ICEAA Central Florida Chapter.


Jennifer Lampe
Operations Research Analyst
Engility

Risk Papers Track: Triangular Distributions and Correlations

Jennifer Lampe is an Operations Research Analyst with Engility Corporation at SPAWAR San Diego. Before working at Engility, Jennifer was a Navy civilian employee in the area of cost and risk analysis, where she developed Life Cycle Cost Estimates and Earned Value Management Analysis on large contracts. She earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.


Nicholas Lanham
Aviation and Software Cost Analyst
Naval Center for Cost Analysis

Software Estimating Papers Track: Exploring DoD Software Growth: A Better Way to Model Future Software Uncertainty

Nick Lanham is an operations research analyst focusing on aircraft and software costs at the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA) in Crystal City, Virginia. He has more than six years of experience estimating Naval Aviation, software, and USSOCOM program costs. Lanham is currently focused on developing software cost models based on historical Department of Defense data trends. Lanham earned his MBA from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in 2013 and is DAWIA Level III-certified.


Chad Larson
S777X SM Estimating
The Boeing Company

Government Processes Papers Track Chair

Chad has been an ICEAA member of the northwest chapter since 2013 and achieved CCEA certification in 2013 as well. Since joining Boeing in 1996 he has worked in multiple areas of Boeing finance including financial operations, procurement finance, and estimating. These roles have given him a wide variety of experience in BCA finance which includes budgeting/accounting, business plan development, procurement financial analysis, as well as his current role of estimating supplier costs for 777X. He achieved his MBA in 2002 and prior to joining Boeing graduated from the University of Washington in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration. Outside of his career Chad enjoys golf, snow skiing, hiking, reading, and movies.


Shawn Larson
Director – Unmanned Systems Pricing & Estimating
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Methods & Models Papers Track: The Peculiar World of Sole Source Contracting; Maybe There is a Better Way

Shawn is the Director of Pricing & Estimating for the Unmanned Systems division of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. In his current role, Shawn has overarching responsibility for UMS proposal development, estimating and pricing, which includes reducing proposal cost and improving quality, as well as integrating best practices into Pricing & Estimating operations across the division. His primary goal is to instill a more affordable proposal culture through internal training, improved front-end planning, and customer engagement.


Tim Lawless
Division Director for Combat Systems Cost Engineering
Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis

Methods & Models Papers Track: Bottom Up Methods of Estimating Depot Level Repairables

Tim Lawless has 15 years of cost estimating experience and is currently the Division Director for Combat Systems Cost Engineering in Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis. His division supports Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems. Tim has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity University, and a Masters degree in Operations Research from George Washington University. He holds a DAWIA Level III certification in Business – Cost Estimating.


Brian Leach
CEO
Steelray Software

Program Management Papers Track: Seeing What We Need to See vs. What We Hope to See: Visualizing Integrated Cost and Schedule Data for Earned Value Analysis

Brian Leach is the founder and CEO of Steelray Software. Before founding Steelray, Brian managed projects at companies including Harris, IBM, Ford, Motorola, and Red Hat. At Motorola, he was a key part of the team that developed the world’s first two-way wireless text messaging device, which was later added to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Brian has performed research and development on project schedule visualization and analysis since 2000.


Richard Lee
Cost Team Lead
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Government Processes Papers Track: Manufacturing Assembly Plan (MAP) Tool: Bridging the Gap between Performance and the Construction Process

Richard C. Lee is currently a Cost Team Lead at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 05C. He conducts Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) for the Department of Navy’s VIRGINIA Class Program Office to support budget requirements and milestone decisions. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) and is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA).


Jennifer Leotta
Sr. Research Analyst
GAO

Program Management Papers Track: Different Incentives in Government Contracting

Jennie Leotta is a Senior Research Analyst for the Government Accountability Office (GAO). She is responsible for performing cost, schedule, and Earned Value Management analyses to support audits on a wide range of government programs. Before joining the GAO, Jennie worked for the Department of Homeland Security and the Navy, developing and analyzing cost estimates. Jennie holds a B.S. in Quantitative Finance from James Madison University and an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.


Eric Lofgren
Cost Analyst
Technomics, Inc.

Government Processes Papers Track: Hyperbolic Discounting and Defense Acquisitions

Mr. Lofgren is a cost analyst with Technomics, Inc. He currently supports OSD CAPE’s Cost Assessment Data Enterprise through designing defense information systems, assisting in program reviews, performing special studies such as one on the space industrial base. Mr. Lofgren has also supported ODASA‐CE software research, Navy EVM analysis, and GAO Applied Research and Methods. He has received two best paper awards at ICEAA (Information Technology, 2013 and EVM, 2014).


William Lueker
Estimator
The Boeing Company

Parametrics Papers Track Chair

Bill Lueker has been with Boeing / McDonnell Douglas for 29 years as an estimator. Bill has been certified as an ICEAA/SCEA certified cost estimator/analyst since 1997. He has BS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Finance with a minor in Economics, as well as an MBA.


Donald MacKenzie
President
MacKenzie Consulting, Inc.

Parametrics Papers Track: The NRO CER Analysis Tool

Don MacKenzie provides cost analysis support to government customers. He is primarily responsible for reviewing cost/technical data collection and methods development efforts. His cost analysis experience includes database and cost model development, parametric cost estimating, risk model development and management of these activities. Mr. MacKenzie was awarded the prestigious Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) in 2000. He has presented several cost estimating papers, primarily to ISPA


Omar Mahmoud
President
Barakah Consulting Group, Inc.

Program Management Papers Track: Agile Project Management Controls: Issues with EVM and a Viable Alternative

As President of Barakah Consulting Group, Inc., Mr. Mahmoud has 15 years of Analytics, Finance, and software development experience supporting private and public sector clients. Mr. Mahmoud holds a Bachelor in Computer Science, an MBA, is CCE/A and Scrum Master certified. He currently supports PG&E’s cyber-security protection project and has presented at several ICEAA conferences on subjects related to Agile software baselining and project controls, software cost estimation, PLCCE Design and Modeling, and Economic Analysis.


Michael Mahoney
Multifunctional Financial Analyst
Lockheed Martin

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Learning Curve Analysis

Mike Mahoney is a Multifunctional Financial Analyst at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where he oversees the financial performance of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor communications device. He is his site’s Subject Matter Expert on Learning Curves and has been a member of MFC Chelmsford’s Operations Excellence Team of the Year for 6 consecutive years. Mike is a past ICEAA National Award winner and holds the CCEA certification.


Carleigh Malanik
Financial Analyst
Parliamentary Budget Office

Government Processes Papers Track: Health CERs – Using an interdisciplinary approach to estimating the cost of caring for Canada’s veterans

Carleigh Malanik is a Financial Analyst at the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Canada. Prior to joining PBO, Carleigh worked as an economist at Health Canada within the Applied Research and Analysis Directorate. Carleigh holds an MA in Economics from McMaster University, and from the University of Manitoba an Honours BA in Economics and a BA in History.


Patrick K. Malone
Consultant
MCR, LLC

Methods & Models Papers Track: Cost Estimating Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Cost Estimating Techniques

Patrick Malone is a senior consultant at MCR, LLC. He has significant analytical and hands-on experience in the aerospace industry from ground to space systems. His current work includes cost estimating of UAVs and Space systems. He has written a several papers that investigate Technology Readiness Levels, System Readiness Levels, and Physics Based Reliability to improve cost-estimating confidence over the life cycle. Mr. Malone is a registered Professional Engineer in California, holds a BS in engineering design from Arizona State and an MBA from Pepperdine.


Kammy Mann
Senior Consultant
Herren Associates

Government Processes Papers Track Chair
Government Processes Papers Track: It Ain’t Easy Being Green… Sustainable Manufacturing with an eye on Cost Avoidance and Stewardship
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Manufacturing Cost Estimating
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Economic Analysis Basic

Ms. Mann is a senior consultant for Herren Associates currently supporting the NATO Sea Sparrow Project Office (NSPO). Previously she has developed estimates and conducted research for the OSD CAPE, SPAWAR, NAVSEA, NCCA and the US Army. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, a graduate certificate in Engineering Education, is PCEA certified, and member of ICEAA.


John McGarry
Electrical Engineer
US Army

Software Estimating Papers Track: How Much Does Software Maintenance Cost?

Mr. McGarry is a lead software engineer in the Quality Engineering & System Assurance Sciences Group at RDECOM-ARDEC at Picatinny, New Jersey. He is responsible for measurement and analysis, risk management, cost estimation, and decision analysis technology development and application across a wide base of DoD, Government, and Commercial programs and organizations.


Matthew McGovern
Associate Program Manager
TASC, Inc.

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Cost Estimating Techniques

Matt McGovern is an Associate Program Manager & West Coast Section Manager for Engility in San Diego, CA. He is currently working with SPAWAR’s 1.6 cost estimating and analysis group at Old Town Center. His background includes work with NAVAIR’s engineering teams at Patuxent River, MD and in San Diego, CA supporting acquisition aircraft and in-service engineering support to the Navy’s F-18 squadrons. Matt majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia.


Dennis McKeon
Senior Economics / Business Analyst
MITRE Corporation

Software Estimating Papers Track: Considerations in Data Center Migration Life Cycle Cost Estimating: A Joint Information Environment (JIE) Perspective

Dennis McKeon works for MITRE in Shiloh, Il where he primarily supports the Air Mobility Command (AMC). He has 15 years of experience with Information Technology (IT) program management offices in defense and civilian federal government agencies. He develops software development, IT infrastructure, service desk, and other life cycle cost estimates (LCCE). He also develops Business Case Analysis (BCA), and program and portfolio management strategies. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and had worked on Capitol Hill.


Stuart Merrill
Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Methods & Models Papers Track: Long Term Impact of Ship Concepts on Operating and Support Cost Affordability

Stu Merrill is a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Washington Federal Practice overseeing financial management, operational, and mission delivery initiatives. He supports senior officials within government, providing guidance in areas such as policy development, budget formulation, organizational development, and logistics optimization. Mr. Merrill is a retired Captain from the US Coast Guard with 25 years of active service with his last assignment as chief of staff for the CFO. He holds a Bachelor’s from the Coast Guard Academy.


Christopher Metz
Senior Cost Analyst
MITRE Corporation

Government Processes Papers Track: Where Does Your Cost Estimate Go?

Christopher Metz has been a cost analyst for over five years. He is currently a Senior Cost Analyst at The MITRE Corporation. Prior to joining MITRE, he worked at MCR Federal, LLC. Mr. Metz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computational Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2009.


Bryan Miller
Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Methods & Models Papers Track: Long Term Impact of Ship Concepts on Operating and Support Cost Affordability

Mr. Miller is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, focused on the Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Miller has 15 years of industry experience focused on delivering and implementing large scale strategic planning, enterprise metrics, cost estimation, financial management, and audit readiness programs for DoD Agencies. He currently leads multiple lines of business for PwC’s Navy account focused on client and business development across NAVSEA, SPAWAR, OPNAV, and USMC. He serves as a Board Member the Surface Navy Association’s DC Chapter.


Ted Mills
Operations Research Analyst
NASA

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Cost Estimating Basics

Ted Mills is currently an OR Analyst in the Office of Evaluation, Cost Analysis Division of NASA. He is a retired Navy Captain and former Commanding Officer of an aircraft carrier based aviation squadron and a major shore installation. Captain Mills is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master of Science in OR from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a CCE/A and is Department of Defense DAWIA qualified in PM.


Arlene Minkiewicz
Chief Scientist
PRICE Systems, LLC

Software Estimating Papers Track: At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Software Cost Estimating

Arlene F. Minkiewicz is the Chief Scientist at PRICE Systems, LLC with over 30 years of experience at PRICE building cost models. She leads the cost research activity for TruePlanning, the suite of cost estimating products that PRICE provides. She is a software measurement expert dedicated to finding creative solutions focused on helping make software development professionals successful. She is widely published and speaks frequently on software related topics.


Greg Mislick
Senior Lecturer
Naval Postgraduate School

Government Processes Papers Track: Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis

Greg Mislick is a Senior Lecturer at NPS in the Operations Research (OR) Dept. His expertise is in life cycle cost estimating and modeling, probability and statistics, regression analysis, data analysis, and optimization. He is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel aviator, with five overseas deployments and 3,000 pilot flight hours in CH-46E helicopters. He is the Program Manager for the MCEA program at NPS, and he recently completed writing a textbook entitled “Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools” with co-author Dr. Daniel Nussbaum.


Lauren Nolte
Senior Cost Analyst
ICF International

Government Processes Papers Track: Business Case Analysis Wizard
Integration Training Track: Cost Estimating in PMBoK vs. CEBoK

Lauren Nolte is a Senior Cost Analyst at ICF International where she currently leads the Business Case Analysis work for the Air Mobility Command Enterprise Learning Office and supports the Defense Acquisition University. Prior to that, Lauren conducted cost estimating research and analysis for ODASA-CE and OSD CAPE at Technomics, Inc. Lauren is an International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA)-Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (C/CEA) and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.


Dan Nussbaum
Professor
Naval Postgraduate School

Government Processes Papers Track: Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis

Dr Dan Nussbaum teaches courses in Cost Estimating and Analysis at NPS, mentors students throughout their graduate coursework, and provides Cost Estimating and Business Case Analyses for many DoD organizations. He designs, develops and delivers distance learning courses in Cost Estimating and Analysis, especially the world’s only all-distance learning Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis. He recently completed a textbook entitled “Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools” that he co-authored with NPS colleague Gregory K. Mislick.


Rodney Olin
Finance Analyst
The Boeing Company

Program Management Papers Track Chair

Rod Olin is currently Vice President of the NW Chapter of ICEAA. He is a Finance Analyst at The Boeing Company, with an extensive background in manufacturing. Rod has performed every job in a machine shop – from sweeping the floor, to owner. He owned a manufacturing business for 20 years, and in the process, directly experienced the validity (or lack thereof) of his analyses and estimates. Active in his community, he has taught at a local Technical College, and is President of a non-profit Theater Company.


Mark Pedigo, PhD
Staff Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Risk Papers Track: Data-Driven Guidelines for Correlation of Cost and Schedule Growth

Dr. Pedigo works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a mathematician/statistician/programmer. He has taught mathematics courses at Washington University in Saint Louis, aided in a safety program for Saint Louis University and the FAA, and scripted video games for Humongous Entertainment. For fun, he plays jazz piano semi-professionally around the Saint Louis area. In any remaining spare time, he plays board games with his friends and hangs out with his wife and his greyhound, Sam.


Crickett Petty
Cost Research Lead
Missile Defense Agency

Methods & Models Papers Track: Seven Degrees of Separation: The Importance of High-Quality Contractor Data in Cost Estimating

Ms. Christel “Crickett” Petty is an Operations Research Analyst leading the Research and Models Team for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Directorate of Cost Estimating and Analysis. In this role, Ms. Petty oversees the Cost and Software Data Reporting for the entire Missile Defense Agency and serves as a liaison to OSD-CAPE, industry, and all MDA program offices. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


Jeffrey Platten
Cost Estimating Technical Lead
Engility Corp.

Parametrics Papers Track: A Parameter Driven World

Jeff Platten is the Cost Estimating Technical Lead with Engility Corp. at SPAWAR San Diego. He worked 25 years at Northrop Grumman where he was an industrial engineer, a project engineer, an affordability analyst and the lead engineering estimator. He is ICEAA certified CCEA-P (parametrics specialist) and also a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute. He earned a BS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota.


Marcie Pfeuffer
Special Action Officer
Air Force Air Mobility Commander (AMC) Enterprise Learning Office

Government Processes Papers Track: Business Case Analysis Wizard

Major Marcie Pfeuffer serves as special action officer for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Commander (AMC) Enterprise Learning Office, supporting the Chief Learning Officer and 132,000 Airmen assigned worldwide. She has deployed to Qatar twice, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq. Education includes a BA in Business Administration with a focus in management from New Mexico State University, an MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University, Little Rock, AR.


Eric Plumer
NASA
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Data Collection

Eric Plumer directs and manages NASA’s Cost Analysis Data Requirements (CADRe) program within the Office of Cost Evaluation at NASA HQs. As the lead for CADRe, he is responsible for planning, prioritizing, funding, and directing, supporting data collection, and review and approval of CADRe events for both on-going and historical flight projects at NASA. He was SCEA certified in 2009 in Cost Estimating/Analysis and is Level III DoD Certification in Financial Management and Cost Estimating.


Danny Polidi
Section Manager
Raytheon

Parametrics Papers Track: Generating a Semi-Automated “Similar To” Basis Of Estimate from a Complex Parametric Hardware Cost Model for Antennas

Danny Polidi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA in 1990 and 1991. From 2004 – present he has worked at Raytheon as a Section Manger, Team Lead, Cost Account Manager and has been certified as a Program Manager.


Sarah Pope
Principal
MITRE Corporation

Government Processes Papers Track: Federal Share Services: The future Shared-First and challenges facing the Federal Shard Services Providers (FSSPs) and their customers

Ms. Pope is a principal with the MITRE Corporation. She has more than twenty years of experience in IT and business strategy implementation in the public and private sectors. She is currently working with the Department of Treasury to advance the adoption of shared services for financial management across the government.


Chris Price
PRICE Systems, LLC
Parametric Training Track: CER Risk and S-Curves
Parametric Training Track: Complex Models Company-Developed

Chris Price has been devoted to Systems Engineering and specifically Cost Analysis for the past 15+ years. He has been with PRICE Systems LLC since October, 2014. Previously he was with Raytheon Company since 1984. At Raytheon he worked in the Systems Cost Engineering / Analysis Organization and the Systems Effectiveness / Reliability & Maintainability Engineering Organization. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Ohio Institute of Technology.


Andy Prince
Manager, Engineering Cost Office
NASA/MSFC

Program Management Papers Track: The Psychology of Cost Estimating

Andy Prince is the manager of the Engineering Cost Office at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. His office is responsible for parametric cost estimates and analyses, maintenance of the REDSTAR Library, data collection and analysis, and cost model development. Andy has received numerous awards during his career, including the SCEA Cost Estimator/Analyst of the year. He is a lifetime member of ICEAA.


Cynthia Prince
Sr. Engineering Manager
Rockwell Collins

Parametrics Training Track Chair

Cynthia Prince is Sr. Engineering Manager for Design To Cost at Rockwell Collins, applying a pragmatic approach to driving efficiency and cost reduction while maximizing profitability. Cynthia holds Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees and is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst. She specializes in project management, proposal preparation, valuation, requirements analysis, risk assessment, scheduling, and data visualization, working with hardware design teams to optimize recurring cost of products.


James Quilliam
Principal Analyst
Tecolote Research, Inc.

Risk Papers Track: The Impact of Selected Assumptions and Core Tenets on Schedule Risk Assessment Results (A Progressive Model Comparison)

James D. Quilliam, PhD, PMP provides high quality integrated consulting services using proven business and analytical processes, and automated tools based on a strong knowledge of customer requirements and leading edge technology. He is an experienced schedule risk assessment practitioner who has successfully assisted and consulted with organizations to implement initiatives to produce intelligent, fact-based decisions to improve mission effectiveness, resource efficiency, and resource savings.


Kenny Ragland
Operations Research Analyst
Deputy Asst of the Army (Cost and Economics)

Government Processes Papers Track: Analysis of Alternatives from a Cost Estimating Perspective

Mr. Kenny Ragland earned a B.S. & M.S. in Mathematics from Bowie State University. He was a Management Analyst at National Archives performing statistical analyses and developing cost estimates related to storage of Federal records. He currently serves as Operations Research Analyst on the Early Cost Team within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (DASA-CE). His work focuses on the development, verification, and validation of early life-cycle cost estimates, and review of Cost Benefit Analyses .


Ken Rhodes
Senior Cost Analyst
Technomics, Inc.

Integration Training Track Chair

Ken Rhodes is a CCE/A certified Senior Cost Analyst at Technomics, Inc. He has eight years of experience performing cost analysis and cost research for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and OSD, and specializes in the areas of software development and advanced radar life-cycle cost estimating. He has performed multiple BCAs and IBRs for weapon system programs.


James Roberts
Sr. Cost Analyst
NASA Kennedy Space Center

Government Processes Papers Track: Methods Used in Pricing and Conveying NASA Assets for Use by Commercial Programs

Jim Roberts is a Senior Cost Analyst with NASA and currently serves as President of Central Florida ICEAA Chapter. He has an MBA in Economics and B.S. degree in Physics and Math from the University of Georgia. At NASA, he has estimated costs of spacecraft instruments and launch vehicle concepts. Jim is currently in the KSC CFO office and provides cost estimates and works policy and pricing of Commercial Agreements. Jim holds the CCEA-P certification.


Wilson Rosa
Chief, C4ISR Branch
Naval Center for Cost Analysis

Software Estimating Papers Track: Early Phase Software Cost and Schedule Estimation Models

Dr. Rosa is the C4ISR Branch Chief at the Naval Center for Cost Analysis. He has over 18 years of experience in government including Senior Cost Expert at Department of Homeland Security, Technical Advisor at Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, and Industrial Engineer at Department of Navy (NAVAIR and NAVSEA). Dr. Rosa earned a PhD and M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico.


Joseph Sarage
Sr. Economist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Methods & Models Papers Track: Biometric Analytics Cost Estimating
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Economic Analysis Advanced
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Economic Analysis Basic

Joseph Sarage has ten years of experience in financial analysis, cost estimating, and advanced analytics. Mr. Sarage has extensive experience in statistical analysis, including development of econometric models coupled with a strong foundation in economics and finance. Mr. Sarage holds an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Economics from American University, and a BA in Managerial Economics from Stonehill College. In his spare time, he enjoys playing ice hockey and lacrosse in various leagues in the Boston area.


Kellie Scarbrough
Team Lead/Senior Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

Government Processes Papers Track: ATC Zero: Estimating the True Impact of the Chicago Control Center Fire

Kellie is a consultant with Cobec Consulting. Currently she manages data and provides analysis on FAA’s Data Communications Program, supports IGCE efforts and processes funding requests. She has over seven years of experience, including five years working for the US Army and General Services Administration as an operations research analyst. Kellie has a BA in Applied Mathematics, a BA in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, and lives in the Washington, DC area.


Bill Seeman
Division Chief, Space Program Cost Estimating
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Inflation

Bill Seeman is the Division Chief for space program cost estimating at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency. He has also worked as a cost chief or analyst at the Missile Defense Agency and NAVAIR. In total, Mr. Seeman has 30 years of cost experience. Mr. Seeman has a BS in Mathematics from the Virginia Tech and a MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is also certified by ICEAA as a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst.


Cris Shaw
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Risk Papers Track: Data-Driven Guidelines for Correlation of Cost and Schedule Growth

Cris Shaw has twenty years of experience in cost estimating, financial management, program management and overall systems acquisition support. He is ICEAA CCE/A certified and is DoD DAWIA certified in BCEFM and PM. Mr. Shaw has supported projects going through design, development, production and operations and maintenance phases for a variety of organizations including the Army, Navy, NRO, NGA, NASA, DIA and DHS.


Dale Shermon
Head of Profession – Cost
QinetiQ

Parametrics Papers Track: Macro-parametrics and the applications of multi-colinearity and Bayesian to enhance early cost modelling

Dale Shermon is a Principle Consultant responsible for Cost Engineering in Acquisition Services within QinetiQ. Dale has presented courses in fundamentals of cost estimating, hardware estimating, software estimating, life cycle cost, Cost Estimating Relationships, Information Technology, risk analysis and supplier assessment in the UK, Italy, USA, Sweden, France, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Germany. He has conducted consulting assignments in UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Australia and the Netherlands.


Michael Shortell
Senior Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

Software Estimating Papers Track Chair
Risk Papers Track: Wine as a Financial Investement

Senior Consultant – Cobec Consulting
Education: BS Civil Engineering Michigan State University, MBA Johns Hopkins University, CCEA. Has worked in the Financial Analysis/Cost Analysis field for 10 years, the last 4 of which have been with Cobec Consulting performing Cost Analysis for FAA investment decisions for various programs.


Blaze Smallwood
Senior Cost Analyst
Booz Allen Hamilton

Program Management Papers Track: Agile Project Management Controls: Issues with EVM and a Viable Alternative
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Software Cost Estimating

Blaze Smallwood CCE/A is a cost analyst in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cost Analysis / Economics (CAE) group mainly supporting DoD programs in the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Enterprise, particularly software-oriented Navy Command and Control programs. Most recently, Mr. Smallwood has been focused on program management-related cost analysis support, such as developing Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD) documents, Should Cost analysis/management, and project management and controls analysis for Agile software development projects.


Christian Smart
Director, Cost Estimating and Analysis
Missile Defense Agency

Risk Papers Track: Beyond Correlation: Don’t Use the Formula That Killed Wall Street
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Probability and Statistics Advanced
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Risk Analysis Advanced
Parametric Training Track: CER Risk and S-Curves

Dr. Christian Smart is the Director for Cost Estimating and Analysis with the Missile Defense Agency. In this capacity he is responsible for leading a 100-person team, and represents the Agency on cost estimating issues with external stakeholders such as OSD CAPE and GAO. Dr. Smart has won seven paper awards at ISPA, SCEA, and ICEAA conferences, including five best of conference paper awards. In 2010 he received an Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA and in 2009, he was named ISPA’s Parametrician of the Year.


Christina Snyder
Cost Analyst
MCR, LLC

2015 Papers Program Co-Chair
Risk Papers Track: Connecting the Dots: Integrating the risk cube with the POE
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Data Collection

Christina Snyder is a CCEA® with 9 years of Department of Defense acquisition cost estimating experience. She has supported Navy, Air Force, and Army programs with various aspects of project management, strategic planning, and cost estimating including: business case analysis, analysis of alternatives, return on investment analysis, acquisition planning, risk assessment, and logistics analysis. She earned a B.S. in Applied Computational Mathematics from Virginia Tech.


Emily Stafford
Senior Economic Analyst
MITRE Corporation

Government Processes Papers Track: Where Does Your Cost Estimate Go?

Emily Stafford has been a cost analyst for over seven years. She currently works as a Senior Economic Analyst at the MITRE Corporation. Prior to joining MITRE, she worked at TASC for five years. Ms. Stafford received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and earned an MBA from George Washington University in 2011.


John Swaren
Solutions Consultant
PRICE Systems, LLC

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Monte Carlo Simulations
Parametric Training Track: Other Parametric Applications
Government Processes Papers Track: Facilitating Predictive Cost Analytics via Modelling V&V

Mr. Swaren is PRICE Systems’ lead Solutions Architect for NASA related customers.
He has over 25 years of experience in requirements analysis, estimation, risk, software sizing, parametric model development and pricing/ valuation. His consulting engagements have supported NASA, DoD, DHS, Boeing, Sikorsky, and Pratt & Whitney.
He has earned graduate degrees in Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Marketing and Finance, with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics. He has also had PMP, Six-Sigma and Agile-Scrum training.


Jocelyn Tague
Consultant
Herren Associates

Parametrics Papers Track: Using Historical Cost Reports to Derive System Specific Factors

Jocelyn Tague is currently a Consultant at Herren Associates supporting NAVSEA’s Cost Estimating and Industrial Analysis Division. Ms. Tague received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, commonly known as Virginia Tech, in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering. Jocelyn is an ICEAA member and was recently nominated for the Junior Achievement Award for the Washington D.C. chapter.


James Taylor
Principal Risk Analyst
Reed Integration, Inc.

Risk Papers Track: Methodology for Integrating Risk mitigation Activities into JCL analysis

Mr. Taylor has more than 14 years professional experience relating to program management, risk management and analysis, acquisition and supply chain management. He holds a BBA in Supply Chain Management from the University of San Diego and an MBA from Arizona State University. Mr. Taylor currently supports Reed Integration, Inc.’s contract to NASA Independent Program Assessment Office (IPAO) as principal risk analyst.


Melissa Teicher
Senior Cost Analyst
Quantech Services

Methods & Models Papers Track: Interviewing Subject Matter Experts

Melissa Teicher was a high school math teacher in Boston before changing her career to cost estimating. For more than seven years, she has provided support to various DoD customers for electronic systems programs. As a Quantech employee, she provides cost analysis for the Crypto and Cyber Systems Division (CCSD) of the US Air Force, as well as providing training for her corporate colleagues. In her down time, Melissa enjoys playing piano and writing music.


Oskar Tengo
Sales Manager
Systecon

Methods & Models Papers Track: The Impacts of Design Change on Reliability, Maintainability, and Life Cycle Cost

With 12 years at Systecon, Oskar Tengö has experience from cost analysis and logistics engineering projects in the defense and aviation sectors. Mr. Tengo holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden with specialization in Logistics Modelling. Systecon is a consulting and software provider within systems and logistics engineering, and the provider of Opus Suite – the logistics support optimization software used by the US Navy and defense forces and defense industry leaders worldwide.


Georges Teologlou
Vice President
PRICE Systems, LLC

Program Management Papers Track: Cost Management

Georges Teologlou is the Vice President of PRICE Systems L.L.C based in the Paris, France office. He joined PRICE Systems in 1982 as Operations Manager to become Head of PRICE Systems Europe in 1992. In 2006, he became Head of PRICE Systems International and manages the PRICE Systems business in the world other than the Americas. Georges graduated in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with an MB in Management and Computer Sciences.


Paul Tetrault
Missile Defense Agency
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Technical Baselines


F. Gurney Thompson, III
Cost Research Analyst
PRICE Systems, LLC

Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Learning Curve Analysis
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Learning Curve Analysis

F. Gurney Thompson III is a cost research analyst at PRICE Systems LLC. Recently, he led a project enhancing rotorcraft cost models to enable estimation of new rotorcraft concepts and technologies. In 2012-2013, he led a major effort developing data-driven approaches to electronics cost estimation. In 2010-2011, he was the primary architect of solutions for estimating total ownership cost. Gurney graduated with a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2007.


Ryan Timm
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Program Management Papers Track: Using Total Lifecycle Cost as the Basis for Proposal Cost Evaluation

Ryan Timm is a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and has more than ten years of consulting experience in major acquisition decisions for public sector clients. He earned his BBA from James Madison University and is certified as an ICEAA CCE/A and PMI PMP. Mr. Timm has experience across the Intelligence Community as a Cost Analyst for the NRO, NGA, DIA, FBI, and military and civilian agencies. He has developed lifecycle cost estimates, program plans, cost benefit analyses (CBAs), and supported source selections.


Sam Toas
Aerospace Engineering Cost Competitive (ECC) COE
Northrop Grumman

Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Technical Baselines
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Inflation

Samuel Toas is a member of the Aerospace Engineering Competitive Analysis (ECA) COE at Northrop Grumman supporting various initiatives for advanced programs. He was previously employed as an Associate Technical Fellow for TASC and provided cost support at AFCAA. Mr. Toas has over 10 years of experience working for IC and DoD customers, performing cost estimating, risk analysis, and model development on various space and ground programs. Mr. Toas previously presented at the 2008-14 ICEAA Workshops.


Harold van Heeringen
Senior Software Cost Engineer
Sogeti Nederland B.V.

Software Estimating Papers Track: Software size measures and their use in software project estimation
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Software Cost Estimating Advanced

Drs. Harold van Heeringen, Senior Software Cost Engineer at Sogeti Nederland B.V. Other roles: International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) – President; Nesma – board member and chairman of the working groups ‘COSMIC’, ’ Benchmarking’ and ‘FPA in contract(ing)’; COSMIC – Dutch representative in the International Advisory Council (IAC) ; Dutch Association for Cost Engineers (DACE) – working group parametric analysis.


Edward Walsh
Contracting Officer Representative for VCS
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Government Processes Papers Track: Manufacturing Assembly Plan (MAP) Tool: Bridging the Gap between Performance and the Construction Process

Edward Walsh is the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the Department of Navy’s VIRGINIA Class Program Office. He manages the construction contracts valued at over $30 billion. He is a graduate of the Naval Acquisition Intern Program, gaining experience across several activities and various career fields. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 2007, majoring in economics and political science. Edward went on to receive his M.B.A. from Georgetown University in 2013.


Corinne Wallshein
Operations Research Analyst
Naval Center for Cost Analysis

Software Estimating Papers Track: Software Size Growth

Dr. Corinne Wallshein is an Operations Research Analyst and the Technical Advisor for the Information Technology (IT) Estimating Division at the Naval Center for Cost Analysis. She reports to the Division Director responsible to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Cost & Economics) to develop and defend independent cost estimates for major Department of Navy acquisition programs.


Alex Wekluk
Quaternion Consulting, Inc.
Cost Estimating Basic Training Track: Data Analysis

Alex Wekluk is an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst at Quaternion Consulting, Inc (QCI), supporting ODNI. He has a decade of experience performing cost, risk, and technical analyses for the DoD and the IC. He holds a USPTO patent for Marine Corps design work and earned the IC Meritorious Unit Citation for exemplary performance identifying cost-reduction measures. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a MA in Economics from George Mason University.


Amanda Wilson
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency
Cost Estimating Advanced Training Track: Risk Analysis Advanced

Amanda Wilson works at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency at SMC, Los Angeles. Her responsibilities include leading Non Advocate Cost Assessments for the POM and Cost Working Group Lead for Remote Sensing. She also worked Systems Engineering for RSLP in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to Cost Estimating, she worked on national programs and power systems for military communication satellites at Boeing Satellite Systems. Ms. Wilson earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with concentration in manufacturing, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.


Cheryl Wilson
Estimator
The Boeing Company

Parametrics Papers Track: A CER Development Process for Spares Estimating

Cheryl has been employed for Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 17 years, and previously for the Northrop Corporation (MX Missile program) for 5 years. Currently Cheryl holds a position in Material Management Spares Cost Estimating and has a background in Work Measurement, Estimating, Database Analysis, Customer Service and Training. Through CEBok and on the job training she is further developing her skills in statistics and parametric estimating. She has held positions on the ICEAA NW Board as Secretary, Treasurer and is currently the Fundraising Chairman.


Melissa Winter
Solutions Architect
PRICE Systems, LLC

Cost Estimating Basics Training Track Chair

Melissa has been with PRICE Systems for 3 years, acting as the Primary Solutions Consultant on the West Coast, training and mentoring NASA, the Army, and many contractors in the use of TruePlanning and other PRICE products. Before PRICE, Melissa worked at Raytheon SAS, where she performed parametric estimating for land‐based, sea‐based, airborne and space borne solutions. Previous to this, she worked at Northrop Grumman, where she developed parametric estimates as well as bottom‐up proposals.


Adiam Woldetensae
Consultant
Cobec Consulting, Inc.

Risk Papers Track: Wine as a Financial Investement

Consultant – Cobec Consulting. Education: BS in Economics (George Mason University) & M Sc. in Applied Economics (Johns Hopkins University). Worked at Cobec consulting as a cost analyst since 2012 and has six years of experience working for non-profit organizations.


Chip Woods
Principle System Engineer
Lockheed Martin

Methods & Models Papers Track: A Prime Contractor’s View Using JCL Tools and Techniques

Mr. Woods has over 20 years of Aerospace experience and is recognized within Lockheed Martin and industry as a subject matter expert in the Life Cycle Cost discipline. He has a unique set of technical and business skills, gained through formal education (Industrial Engineering and Masters of Business Administration) and hands on system engineering experience. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and recently Lockheed Martin honored him with the 2014 Extraordinary Engineer Award.


Qing Qing Wu
Cost Analyst
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

Methods & Models Papers Track: Bottom Up Methods of Estimating Depot Level Repairables

Qing Qing “Q” Wu is a cost analyst for the Cost Effectiveness Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. She supports the Naval Sea Systems Command 05C Cost Engineering & Industrial Analysis Division in their Weapon Systems Division. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York.


Leone Young

Methods & Models Papers Track Chair


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