Washington Capital Area 2019 Workshop

The ICEAA Washington Capital Area Chapter is pleased to announce a day-long workshop featuring a series of invited speakers offering their perspectives on a subject that continues to prompt debate among cost analysis professionals:

Big Data – What’s the Big Deal?

RSVP at www.iceaaonline.com/wdcrsvp

Invited Speakers:

  • Mr. Mark Krzysko – Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
  • Dr. Brian Wright – Data Science Program, George Washington University
  • Ms. Pam Wood – The Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, RAND Corporation
  • Mr. Mark Belk – Amazon Web Services
  • Ms. Lorraine Feury – Booz Allen Hamilton

Detailed Agenda coming soon.

ICEAA members and non-members are welcome to attend this free workshop! The agenda will include notable speakers from different functional communities sharing their responses to an interrelated set of questions that support the theme.

Date: March 20, 2019
Location: The event will be held at The Boeing Company facility located at 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22002.

Thanks to our generous sponsors!


Attendees will have 1 hour and 15 minutes for lunch. While there are some restaurants within walking distance, due to the limited time we highly recommend that you pre-purchase a boxed lunch that will be delivered to the conference room.

Boxed lunches are available for $12 and must be purchased in advance. Boxed lunches include a sandwich, chips, whole fruit, and a cookie. Lunches must be purchased by March 14.  Additional boxes will not be available onsite.

To purchase a boxed lunch, log in to the ICEAA Portal and choose Register/Shop from the left menu bar, and scroll down to find the DC Workshop Lunch Order icon. Non-ICEAA members will need to create a user profile to purchase their lunch online.

If you need assistance logging in or purchasing a lunch, please contact iceaa@iceaaonline.org.

Local Restaurants

  • Rice Bar (0.1 miles/5 minutes) 1235 S Clark St, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Soho Cafe (0.2 miles/6 minutes) 1215 S Clark St, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Whole Foods Market (0.3 miles / 6 minutes) 520 12th St S #100, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Jefferson Cafe (0.3 miles/6 minutes) 1421 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Gallery Café (0.7 miles/12 minutes) 1215 S. Clark St. Arlington, VA 22202


Speaker Bios

Mr. Mark Krzysko

Mr. Mark Krzysko’s focus is on transforming the way the Department thinks about and uses data related to the business of defense acquisition. As the senior executive for all aspects of management of the Department’s acquisition data, Mark leads data governance, provides access to data, and delivers and supports data science initiatives to enable acquisition analysis and decision making across the Department.

Ms. Pamela Wood

Pamela Wood is an Engineering Specialist in the Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis Department at The Aerospace Corporation. In addition to being a CCEA, Ms. Wood holds a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. degree in Data Analytics Engineering from George Mason. Having spent the last 13+ years providing technical consulting in the areas of cost, organizational, data, and intelligence analysis for a variety of agencies within the Federal Government, Ms. Wood possesses a unique and inspiring perspective on the use of data and data analytic techniques to resolve challenges in our everyday work.

Mr. Brian Wright

Brian Wright graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS in Economics in 2002. Brian went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Public Administration before being awarded a fellowship in 2005 with the Department of Defense. Brian worked for various Naval commands, including an appointment to the Vice Chief of the Navy’s operational staff, OpNav, where he helped to analyze and reform strategic management processes.

Brian returned to his alma mater to work for the National Defense Business Institute, NDBI. Serving as the Assistant Director for NDBI he focused on day-to-day operations, grant proposals and government-sponsored research. Brian worked on numerous data-driven projects including manpower analysis and acquisition cost assessments using both traditional statistical modeling and machine learning approaches. During this time Brian completed a PhD in Higher Education. His dissertation focused on first-generation student engagement that utilized 10 years of student survey data.

Currently, Brian serves as a Director and Faculty member for the Data Science program inside George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day needs of the program to include recruitment and retention of students, developing strategic partnerships, identifying/managing faculty, curriculum development and the pursuit of sponsored research opportunities. His research focuses on the future of work with applications in education and healthcare. He also founded GW’s Data Science Institute and serves as Vice President for DC Data Community one of the country’s largest data focused networking groups.