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Back Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
|Investigator(s)||Mislick, Gregory K.|
|Sponsor||U.S. Census Bureau (Other-Fed)|
This proposal is for reimbursable education tuition in the Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) program. The program is run by Greg Mislick, with assistance from Dr. Dan Nussbaum and Academic Associate Kevin Maher, all from the Operations Research Department. The program includes selected courses from the NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, and also from the Systems Engineering Department, to develop a truly interdisciplinary approach.
The driving force behind the MCEA is the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, which focused on cost analysis and control with the creation of Director of Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation within the Department of Defense. Currently there are no distance-learning graduate degree programs in cost estimation available to government practitioners. The MCEA addresses the critical need of the DOD as it anticipates a doubling of professional cost estimators in the near future.
This distance-learning degree is designed to be completed in two years, at a rate of two courses per quarter. The two courses per quarter will be divided into one synchronous and one asynchronous course. Synchronous offerings will use both VTE and Collaborate for its web-based presentation and student instructor interaction. The MCEA part-time commitment is meant to advance the expertise of students whose professional careers do not allow for full-time education. Program is open to all services for both military and civilian students.
A new MIPR has been submitted and received by the US Army (DASA-CE) that expires in 2016. A new non-statistical JON needs to be established to be able to receive and use these funds.
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