David E. Hunter, Ph.D.

Dave Hunter is the Director of the Cost Analysis and Research Division of the Systems and Analyses Center. In this role, Dave leads a multi-discipline research team that provides the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with independent cost assessments as well as objective analyses and guidance related to the allocation of resources.

Dave joined IDA in 1997 shortly after earning a doctorate in operations research from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A winner of the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research, Dave has led projects dealing with some of the most significant issues facing the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dave is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, a fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI program, and IDA’s representative on the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Roundtable.