Innovative Collaboration Between Naval Postgraduate School and ProPricer

Monterrey, CA  The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has kicked off a new collaboration with ProPricer this school year, and with it, comes a refresh of their class outline for their Cost/Price Analysis and Negotiations Courses. 

This collaboration builds upon stakeholder unity of effort within the Defense NPSAcquisition System (DAS). ProPricer’s educational initiative is the first milestone in a broader plan to help the company better understand how to work with academic institutions to update and develop innovative approaches to cost and pricing analysis.  

This effort advances the operational effectiveness of acquisition and contracting leaders through a blend of defense-focused graduate education and the realities of our current DAS mission area, said Professor Kelley Poree.  

I think it's going great,” said Michael Weaver, Director of Operations at ProPricer. “Professor Poree really understands the challenges that teachers and students alike face when implementing a new tool set into his classes. Working with him to develop exercises that show "real world" needs for these future Contracting and Program Officers, has meant that students get the right amount of exposure to de facto pricing tool in the industry. 

Holly DeHesa, Vice President of Marketing, said “We are very excited about this collaboration and to see where it leads. I hope this opens the doors to other schools to see what other possibilities and best practices exist as we all move to shift the pricing landscape in the right direction.” 

NPS continues to enhance and improve the curriculum to best serve student’s needs. Working with ProPricer allows both sides to better understand buyer and seller perspectives within government contracting. ProPricer gets to see future contracting officers perform real-time negotiations in a simulated environment, and the students get to better understand the types of tools used by industry and government alike. Having this familiarity allows ProPricer to further develop the product in ways that meets the needs of its user base, and the students learn ways to benefit us all by streamlining the negotiations process. 

About ProPricer 

Headquartered in Temecula, CA, ProPricer, a product developed by Executive Business Services, Inc., has provided proposal pricing and cost analysis software for over 35 years. ProPricer is the proven industry standard small to large government contractors across the globe9 of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors use ProPricerThough used by big defense program’s like the Joint Strike Fighter Program and agencies like the U.S. Air Force and Department of EnergyProPricer’s federal government usage and adoption is still growing 

ProPricer continues to innovate and meet the many industry requirements, while retaining a level of product flexibility that allows each client to effectively price in their own way. Learn more about government proposal pricing solutions by visiting 


About Naval Postgraduate School 

The Naval Postgraduate School is a graduate research university offering master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 70 fields of study to the U.S. Armed Forces, DOD civilians and international partners. 

The Naval Postgraduate School provides defense-focused graduate education, including classified studies and interdisciplinary research, to advance the operational effectiveness, technological leadership and warfighting advantage of the Naval service. Learn more at 

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