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Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Booster Cost Analysis

Analysis Track

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The purpose of the presentation is to discuss the current fleet of MDA booster systems (employed as both interceptors and as target systems), common booster elements and components, basing, support systems, launch and range operations and cost estimating and analysis methods used to forecast, plan and budget their development, production, and operational costs. In addition to boosters, MDA payloads and launch elements will also be addressed.


David Stamm
David Stamm is Director of DoD and Joint Service Programs with MCR, LLC in Arlington, VA. He has over 30 years of Air Force and private consulting experience with electronics, aircraft, munitions, boosters, ICBMs, unmanned spacecraft and C4ISR systems. He holds a BS in business from The Citadel and Masters degree in Business Administration from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Program Manager’s Course at Defense Systems Management College. Mr. Stamm holds DAWIA Level III certifications in Program Management and in Business, Cost Estimating & Financial Management. He has been a member of SCEA for 13 years and currently serves on the National Board of Directors as Vice President for Region 2.

Greg Bell
Greg Bell is a Principal Analyst and senior affordability engineer with MCR, LLC in Arlington, VA. His background includes 30 years in the cost modeling and industrial engineering fields. He is currently conducting life cycle cost analyses and developing conceptual cost models for a wide range of Defense Agencies. His specialty is the preparation of life cycle costs in conceptual and preliminary design environments, development of CAIV studies in conjunction with other engineering disciplines, and creation of design to cost targets and should cost estimates based upon industry benchmarks. He has been involved with large military and civil aircraft programs, sensor, boosters, C4ISR aircraft, ground electronic systems, missiles, manned and unmanned spacecraft, and logistics services and information systems.