Jennifer Rose

National Reconnaissance Office
Director, Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group
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Ms. Jennifer Rose was selected as the Director, Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group (CAAG) within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Business Plans and Operations (BPO) Directorate in November 2017.   With this selection, Ms. Rose joined the Defense Intelligence Senior Leader (DISL) ranks.  As the Director, CAAG, Ms. Rose manages cost analysis and integrated performance management (IPM) functions for the agency.

Prior to joining the NRO, Ms. Rose led the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Cost Assessment Division within the Corporate Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Office beginning in January 2015.  Her group conducted unbiased, independent cost and resource analysis in support of NGA planning and programming activities, acquisitions, and CAPE studies. 

Ms. Rose worked for defense contractor TASC from 1996 – 2015, holding numerous positions reflecting growth in technical knowledge and responsibility over the 19 year period.  Her technical expertise ranges across cost analysis; data analysis; budget planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE); portfolio management; earned value management and analysis; program justification and advocacy; systems engineering; and acquisition support.  She applied these skills as a direct support analyst for NGA, NRO, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Army, Navy and Air Force.  Ms. Rose concurrently held corporate leadership positions while providing direct support.  In her last formal leadership role at TASC, Ms. Rose served as the Cost and Risk Analysis Division Director within TASC’s Financial Business Analytics Center of Excellence.  She was responsible for over 50 analysts and approximately $12M of revenue based on cost analysis services across various customers in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Civilian Agencies.

Ms. Rose began her career as a cost analysis intern with the Naval Center for Cost Analysis in 1994.

Ms. Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Mathematics and English from Washington College, Chestertown, MD.  She earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  She is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A®) with the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) and a Level III certified DAU Business Cost Estimator. 

Ms. Rose is married to Luis Rose and lives in Ashburn, Virginia.  She has three terrific children, Jacob, Kelly, and Ryan, a wonderful pup, Domino, and a cool albino corn snake, SnoJo.