Augur Consulting is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business located in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 2012 by a core team of analysts experienced in the field of government acquisition, Augur applies its unique insight into the intricacies of the analytical side of government acquisition to effectively merge consulting services with in-depth analysis. Augur’s concurrent application of their core competencies allows its client to maximize their resources.
Augur’s primary source of continued growth has been word of mouth referrals from government program managers and industry partners. We are proud that our clients have been pleased with the level of service and quality of products we provide, and that our reputation of meeting challenges with skill, professionalism, and enthusiasm is so highly regarded.Why Augur? Historically, the Augur was said to be an oracle capable of predicting the future. Great leaders would look to the Augur to aid them in making important decisions regarding the direction of their state.
Today, Augur Consulting uses predictive analysis methods to interpret trending data, enabling leadership to make timely, informed decisions that directly influence the success of their programs.
Kurt is a co-founder and co-owner of Augur Consulting. Kurt has supported numerous acquisition programs for both DoD and DHS. His expertise spans Augur’s core competencies and includes program management, in-depth source selection support, contract negotiations, and actionable consulting services. Kurt earned his commission in the United States Air Force as an acquisition officer. Kurt’s outstanding performance was rewarded when he was chosen to be a member of a selectively-manned group supporting satellite acquisition where he served as both the Chief of Business Operations and Lead System Engineer. Kurt remains focused on the strategic growth of Augur as an industry leader in quantitative analysis.
Kurt graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance and Operations Management.
Chief Executive Officer
Dave is a co-founder and co-owner of Augur Consulting. At Augur, Dave’s experience includes managing large Navy and Army acquisition programs that span all three of the company’s core competencies. He is an expert in EVM and Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) implementation, and the finer points of cost analysis including root cause analysis, contract negotiation, and should-cost management. Dave pairs the goal of providing value-added customer service to Augur’s clients with mentoring the next generation of company leaders in consulting on cost analysis, scheduling, and EVM.
Dave graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA degree, earning a double-major in Economics and Spanish. He successfully defended a senior thesis, receiving the distinction of an Honors Graduate in Economics.
Lead Cost Analyst
Ryan has experience developing complex cost models, gathering and analyzing data, performing uncertainty analysis, and delivering Life-Cycle Cost Estimates for DoD and government programs. He provides direct support to Army and Navy customers and handles training, recruiting, and other ad-hoc tasks to support daily business operations at Augur. Ryan is responsible for quality assurance over all products created by the Augur cost team.
Ryan graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Finance.
Noah J. Ashbaugh
Lead Schedule Analyst
Noah is an experienced IMS and EVM analyst, who develops program office schedules and conducts independent analysis of schedules. Noah is in charge of generating detailed schedules used to forecast and track program performance as well as conducting critical path analysis on program schedules. Noah is experienced with quantitative analysis of schedules for compliance with best practices and EVM principles as well as IBR implementation.
Noah graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with focus in Construction Management.