One-of-a-Kind Distance Learning Program Develops DOD’s Cost Estimators
Naval Postgraduate School Public Affairs Office
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Cost and effectiveness estimates form the basis for decisions regarding future Naval forces and weapon systems.” These words, as written in SECNAV Instruction 5223.2, are part of the guiding vision behind the Naval Postgraduate School’s Master of Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) curriculum, a one-of-a-kind degree program wholly focused on developing competent, skilled DOD estimators – an often forgotten player in the acquisition process until cost overruns in the millions of dollars are grabbing headlines across the country. Greg Mislick, lecturer in the Department of Operations Research at NPS and collaborator on the MCEA program, helped developed the curriculum to re-educate cost estimators in all branches of the military and across DOD.
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