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Timothy Patrick Anderson

Systems Engineering

Phone: (571) 229-2838


Professional cost analyst, and operations research analyst, with over 25 years of successful superior performance as a cost analysis subject matter expert, primarily in the context of Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems and national security space acquisition. Currently serving as Director, Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis Department, for The Aerospace Corporation. Well known throughout the international cost estimating community as a subject matter expert on cost estimating risk and uncertainty. Highly skilled educator, mentor and communicator, with over 15 years of experience teaching graduate level operations research and cost analysis courses as a lecturer at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and as an adjunct faculty member of George Mason University. Recent experience includes cost and schedule risk analysis support for NASA and the National Security Space Community. Frequent contributor and presenter of cost research for various professional societies including the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA), Military Operations Research Society (MORS), DoD Cost Analysis Symposium (DoDCAS), and Space Systems Cost Analysis Group (SSCAG). ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst. Former instructor for The Aerospace Corporation’s training institute. Supported multiple cost and schedule risk analysis efforts related to NASA, DoD and national security space programs, homeland security, and other civil and commercial programs. Experienced in cost modeling.
  • MS - Naval Postgraduate School 1994
    Major: Operations Research
    Dissertation Title: Current Issues Concerning Reliability Estimation in Operational Test and Evaluation
NPS Experience
  • 2012 - current: Intermittent Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2007 - 2008 Adjunct Professor, George Mason University
  • 2000 Department Director, The Aerospace Corporation
Teaching Interests
Cost Analysis, Cost Risk Analysis


  • 2021 - Winter Quarter 2021 Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering (Distance Learning), Systems Engineering Department
  • 2017 - 2017 Service to the Society Award, International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA)
  • 2010 - The Wayne E. Meyer Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2010 - 2010 National Estimator/Analyst of the Year for Technical Achievement, Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1994 Chapter VP, International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2007 Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst, ICEAA