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David N Ford

Research Associate Professor
Acquisition Management
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-2257
Education
  • PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1995
Other Experience
  • 2015 Professor, Texas A&M University
Research Interests
Technology investments, managerial real options, disaster recovery
Teaching Interests
Program and project dynamics, engineering project control

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Ford, D. N. The application of System Dynamics to the Management of the DoN Acquisition Workforce.
  • Ford, D. N., & Dillard, J. T. (2018). Crossing the Technology Valley of Death: The Case of the MDUSV.
  • Ford, D. N., Housel, T. J., & Mun, J. C. (2017). Shrinking the “Mountain of Metal”: The Potential of Three Advanced Technologies.
  • Ford, D. N., Housel, T. J., Hom, S., & Mun, J. C. (2016). Benchmarking Naval Shipbuilding with 3D Laser Scanning, Additive Manufacturing, and Product Lifecycle Management. Monterey, CA USA: NPS.
  • Housel, T. J., Mun, J. C., Ford, D. N., & Hom, S. (2016). Make or Buy: An Analysis of the Impacts of 3D Printing Operations, 3D Laser Scanning Technology, and Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management on Ship Maintenance and Modernization Cost Savings. Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States.
  • Housel, T. J., Mun, J. C., Ford, D. N., & Hom, S. (2016). Measuring the Return on Investment and Real Option Value of Weather Sensor Bundles for Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States.
  • Journal Article
  • Ford, D. N. Causes of Delays in the Construction Phase of Chinese of Building Projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, .
  • Ford, D. N. Impact of Labor Controls on Tipping Point Dynamics in Large Complex Projects. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, .
  • Ford, D. N. (2017). Considerations in managing the fill rate of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Reservoir using a system dynamics approach. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 1(14), 33-43.
  • Research Report
  • Angelis, D. I., Ford, D. N., & Dillard, J. T. (2015). Real Options in Military System Acquisition: The Case Study of Technology Development for the Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.
Presentations
  • Oral Presentation
  • Ford, D. N. , Acquisition Research Symposium, "Benchmarking Naval Shipbuilding with 3D Laser Scanning, Additive Manufacturing, and Product Lifecycle Management," NPS, Embassy Hotel, CA, United States. (May 10, 2016).
  • Paper
  • Angelis, D. I. (Author & Presenter), Ford, D. N. (Author), & Dillard, J. T. (Author), WEAI, "Real Options in Military System Acquisition: An Application to Unmanned Underwater Vehicles," HI, United States. (July 1, 2015).