3rd Annual Training and Development Workshop

Presentation Summary:

Canada has not built a new surface combatant since it completed the last of the 12 Halifax-class frigates in 1996. Currently Canada is in the middle of a request for proposal to build up to 15 new surface combatants to replace both the capabilities of the Halifax-class frigates as well as the previously decommissioned Iroquois-class destroyers. This talk presents an overview of the methodologies used to cost this new ship, highlighting both the challenges that were encountered and the solutions that were used in determining a reliable cost estimate.

Rod Story

Senior Defence Scientist, CDefence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

Rod Story is a Financial Advisor-Analyst on the Expenditure and Revenue Analysis team. He joined the PBO after completing his PhD and MBA. Prior to returning to school he worked for over 20 years in telecommunications as a manager, software architect and designer. He has worked for both large and small firms and has co-founded several start-ups. He has been awarded four patents for his designs.

Rod has a PhD in Management (Finance) and MBA from Carleton University and a BASc from the University of Waterloo.

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