Daniel Germony is an Operations Research Analyst with 13 years of experience working in the Department of Defense (DoD). Currently, Mr. Germony works in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) – Cost Assessment Program Evaluation (CAPE) Office as the lead for Operations & Support (O&S) data transformation in support of CAPE’s Enterprise Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs (EVAMOSC) system. Mr. Germony is also leading CAPE’s efforts to improve access to data science tools and methods for DoD’s cost community and is heavily involved in the policy development and execution of cost data collection efforts. Before working at CAPE, Mr. Germony was the Senior Data Scientist at US Army TACOM’s Cost & System Analysis Office where he oversaw development of advanced cost analysis tools and trained new analysis on data analysis best practices. Mr. Germony has a Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. Mr. Germony is CCEA certified and previously held an officer position in the Metro-Detroit ICEAA Chapter.
If elected, Mr. Germony would advocate for the wider adoption of data science tools and techniques for use by cost estimators and analysts. These types of tools and techniques have grown ubiquitous in multiple industries and related fields, but have seen relatively slow adoption in the cost community. As Chapter President, Mr. Germony would organize and hold chapter events to allow members to share experience and training ideas to enable greater understanding and adoption of these latest analytical methods.
Mr. Germony would also seek to identify industries with cost estimating and analysis type positions which are underrepresented in ICEAA’s current membership and would attempt to increase their involvement within the chapter to facility additional sharing of ideas and best practices.
As a senior DoD analyst with prior ICEAA leadership experience, Mr. Germony has a track history of working both with Government and Industry to understand and share perspectives on cost data collection along with cost estimating and analysis. Mr. Germony’s prior experience ranging from developing and providing analysis training to authoring and enforcing DoD cost policy gives him a unique perspective on the cost community, where it has been, and where it could be headed. As the Washington Chapter Area president, Mr. Germony would be able to deploy his prior experience, knowledge, and professional network to lead the chapter and foster professional growth of its members.