Chapter Events

Monthly Luncheon

“Portfolio Analysis Integration” – RSVP Online
DATE: Wednesday, December  5, 2018
TIME: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
LOCATION: Technomics, Inc. 1225 Clark Street Suite 1500 Arlington, VA 22202

SPEAKER: Fana Gebeyehu-HoustonHarvey Reed (MITRE)

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe an effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

The NNSA Defense Programs (DP) Office of Cost Policy and Analysis (OCPA) delivers high-quality, independent cost products that help federal program offices and NNSA leadership make data-based decisions and influence the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation (PPBE) process within DP.
Under the leadership of Fana Gebeyehu-Houston, OCPA has been able to institutionalize: independent cost estimates for NNSA Life Extension and Major Alteration Programs (LEPs/Alts); 25yr planning for major capital acquisition projects; the policy and process of conducting Analysis of Alternatives; and increased quality and awareness of cost estimating and analysis with the establishment of the Cost Estimating Analysis Group (CEAG) and Cost Estimating Community of Practice (CECOP).

Ms. Gebeyehu-Houston will discuss the challenges and unique aspects of working within the NNSA and describe the ways in which she grew and solidified the role of OCPA by targeting high-value problems within the Nuclear Security Enterprise, applying sound analytic techniques as prescribed by the cost community, and focusing on decision support to overcome them.

Third Wednesday of the Month. Keep an eye on your email inbox for invitations.

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