Session: Cutting Costs and Establishing an Affordable Program
Abstract: Cost is a defining metric for every program or project. However, in recent years as programs have stretched far beyond original projections, reducing costs has gained entirely new importance.
Biography: As a Program Manager for U.S. Air Force Programs for the Aircraft Systems business unit of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), Scott Krambeck is directly responsible for management of the U.S. Air Force’s Predator®
B/MQ-9 Reaper® Extended Range (ER) program. Mr. Krambeck joined GA-ASI in 2013 as the first Reaper ER Program Manager and leads the development and fielding of the program.
A retired U.S. Navy Captain, Mr. Krambeck concluded his military career as DoD’s Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Manager, a $3.0+ billion U.S. and international program. In this role, he was responsible for the production and continued development of the very successful MIDS-LVT (Low Volume Terminal) product and the development and fielding of the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). Due to the success of the MIDS JTRS product, DoD
ultimately invested an additional $1.3 billion to upgrade the program with additional networking capability.
Prior to that, Mr. Krambeck served in the F-35 Program Office as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Air Vehicle Systems Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leader, JSF Operations Director, and as JSF Chief of Staff. He led the JSF Air Vehicle Team from JSF system requirements review through JSF integrated baseline review, and ultimately to the successful completion of JSF preliminary design review. Prior to his service in the F-35 Program, Mr. Krambeck held numerous program management, engineering, and logistics positions in the F-14 and F/A-18 Programs.
Mr. Krambeck has spent half of his military career as an operational Naval Flight Officer and the remaining in Test, Evaluation, and Acquisition. He made three operational deployments aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) flying with VF-114, participated in Gulf of Sidra Operations and Operations Earnest Will and Fiery Vigil while seeing combat action in Operations Praying Mantis and Desert Storm, and has logged flight time in nine different military aircraft types including the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Super Hornet, and the F-15 Eagle.
Mr. Krambeck holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, along with a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and Engineer’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.