Prof. Dr. Daniel Nussbaum

Operations Research Faculty, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA
Daniel Nussbaum

Dan Nussbaum chairs the NPS Energy Academic Group, and provides leadership to SECNAV Executive Energy Education program. He teaches courses in Cost Estimating and Analysis, mentors students throughout their graduate coursework, including their masters theses, provides Cost Estimating and Business Case Analyses for DoD organizations such as Department of Navy, Department of Air Force, Department of Army, and the Office of Secretary of Defense. He designs, develops and delivers distance learning courses in Cost Estimating and Analysis, especially the world’s only all-distance learning Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis. He recently completed a textbook entitled Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools that he co-authored with NPS colleague Gregory K. Mislick. The textbook is being published by John Wiley and Sons.

Prior to this position, Dan was a Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, and responsible for a broad range of cost, financial and economic analyses, with clients across the government and commercial spectrum.

He has also been the Director, Naval Center for Cost Analysis, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, DC. In that role, he was the chief advisor to the Secretary of Navy on all aspects of cost and schedule estimating and control and single Navy point of contact for guiding, directing and strengthening cost estimating and analysis throughout the Department of Navy. He directed all Navy Independent Cost Estimates as required by Congress and senior Defense leadership on ships, aircraft, missiles, electronics, and automated information systems. Also, he directed special, high visibility, cost and economic analyses for Secretary of Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of Marine Corps.

His education includes a BA in Mathematics and Economics, Columbia University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Michigan State University, a Fellowship from National Science Foundation in Econometrics and Operations Research at Washington State University, National Security Management, National Defense University, Employment of Naval Forces, US Naval War College, and Senior Officials in National Security (SONS) Fellowship, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.

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