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DAU faculty members Dr. Renee Butler and Michelle Currier will be joined by Stephen Rost, Cost/Price Analyst with Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, for the October offering of DAU's the "Striking the Balance" webinar series. Rost will discuss the basics of pricing variable quantities, including why we price variable quantities and the inputs that are needed to develop a successful request for proposal and construct a pricing scenario that creates flexibility while balancing the cost risk for both parties. Rost will lead an in-depth discussion of various methods for pricing variable quantities and provide analytical tools that contracting officers can utilize to drive outcomes that are equitable to both the government and the contractor.
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Stephen Rost is a Cost & Price Analyst with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). He has served as the lead price negotiator and business advisor to multiple AFLCMC program offices, including: B-52, F-15, F-16, and VC-25B. Additionally, Rost provides AFLCMC program offices with training, guidance, and support as a subject matter expert on a variety of topics—most notably Variation in Quantity methodologies.
Prior to his current assignment, Rost held other contracting positions in support of major weapon systems and specialized IT infrastructure at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Rost holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science from Saint Louis University. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati.
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