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Sumrean, Nidak

Lecturer

Background 

Mr. Sumrean is the Executive Director of the Program Executive Office (PEO), Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). In this position, he serves as the senior civilian official responsible for the daily operations of the PEO.  PEO LCS has seven program offices: PMS 501 LCS, PMS 505 – LCS Fleet Introduction; PMS 515- Frigates; PMS 420 – LCS Mission Modules; PMS 403 – Remote Minehunting System; PMS 406 – Unmanned Maritime Systems; and PMS 495 – Mine Warfare. It consists of approximately 240 civilians and military personnel supplemented by Field Activities and other personnel responsible for development, acquisition, and life-cycle support of these programs

Mr. Nidak Sumrean was the Director of Cost Engineering and Industrial Analysis at the Naval Sea Systems Command where he leads a competency of over 200 employees and contractors in the formulation and execution of a complex cost estimates totaling $20B. He has also served as the Director of Amphibious and Auxiliary Construction where he was responsible for program oversight of all Auxiliary & Amphibious shipbuilding and conversion programs for the U.S. Navy and as the Group Director, Industrial & Business Analysis, where he led industrial base and economic analysis for all major ship new construction programs managed by the Navy and supported Program Managers in contract negotiation, acquisition strategy and system engineering plans development. He has over 25 years of systems engineering experience articulating total program requirements and providing risk assessments in terms of cost/schedule and performance. He is also an U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Mr. Sumrean holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, an M.S. Systems Management from Capital University, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also holds Defense Acquisition University Level III Certifications in Systems Engineering, Cost Engineering, and Program Management and is a Certified Acquisition Professional Community Member. He is also a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and the Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP).

He has experience in program management, systems engineering, system life cycle analysis, life cycle cost modeling, and decision and risk management.

He teaches ENSE 626/646: System Life Cycle Analysis and Risk Management.

Honors and Awards 

  1. Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award
  2. Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards