Michael Yanavitch is an Operation Research Analyst and Section Manager at TASC, an Engility Company. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Economics and from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Systems Engineering. Michael has applied cost estimating, budget analysis, and risk management principles to support strategic decision making for a variety of customers within the Federal Government. He is a Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEAR) and he will receive his Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) designation automatically in February 2016.