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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 


James E. Rogal, Abhay Tase, Raphael D. Lockett and Philip C. Koenig


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during 2016 as set forth in the following CITATION:

The paper “Analyzing and Forecasting Overhead Costs in U.S. Naval Shipbuilding” was published in December 2016, Volume 128, Number 4. It presented a concise but thorough discussion of shipbuilding overhead costs, how these costs are related to shipbuilding economics and the forecasting process used by NAVSEA. This is the only paper in the open literature that describes how overhead rates are projected by NAVSEA’s Cost Engineering and Industrial Analysis Group.

The authors describe how overhead costs are related to overall shipbuilding costs, and discuss the distinction between fixed and variable costs. They then describe how NAVSEA categorizes the components of overhead cost into eleven common categories, and provide typical distributions of these costs for several shipyards. Finally, a detailed discussion of how the Navy uses the overhead cost analyses and forecasting to support the shipbuilding programs is presented.

This paper is clearly written and well-presented. It provides new information on an extremely important topic, and it will retain its value for many years. The authors are highly deserving of the “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.