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Hernani Tosoc (NASA)

Title: Cost Lead
Technical Focus Area: Proposal Development Office
Study Topics: Cost Estimating, Proposal Development, Engineering Design Studio, Parametric Life Cycle Cost Estimating, Costing Tool Development
Missions/Projects: MESCAL


Mr. Tosoc has been an Aerospace Technologist at NASA Langley Research Center since 2001, serving as a parametric cost estimator in various directorates (MSO, ASCAC/SACD, OSACB). He has worked on a number of major proposal activities and missions including ARES (Mars Airplane), CxP, CLARREO and CHRONOS, Prior to NASA, he worked in the Life Cycle Cost Group at Newport News Shipyard (CVNX) and as an Industrial Engineer at various US Navy commands (FOSSAC, NADEP Norfolk, NAVSUP-023). Mr. Tosoc splits his time between Norfolk, Virginia and San Francisco, California.

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Publication Bibliography:


  • NASA Silver Achievement Medal – LaRC Proposal Development Office, 2020
  • NASA Cost Estimator of the Year, 2012
  • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, 1996

Education/Professional Experience:

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Industrial), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1997
  • DAWIA (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act) Level II – Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management, DAU, 1996

Professional Memberships:

  • International Cost Estimating an Analysis Association (ICEAA) – Lifetime Member
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Member
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Lifetime Member/Senior Member

National or International Leadership Positions:

  • International Cost Estimating an Analysis Association (ICEAA) – Hampton Roads Chapter Treasurer
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Economics Technical Committee

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Euphonium, Trumpet and Accordion Playing, Open Water Swimming, Biking, Animal Rights and Homeless Shelter Advocacy, Star Trek in all forms.

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