Mr. Jeffrey Hough is the Director of the U.S. Navy’s Center for Innovation in Ship Design (CISD) located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock (NSWC-CD). He is also the Head of the Future Concepts and Ship Design Integration Process Division, NSWC-CD Code 22. Prior to being assigned to NSWC-CD, Mr. Hough was a senior naval architect for ship design and acquisition at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters. Mr. Hough is a USN Acquisition Professional with over 30 years of experience in the naval engineering and shipbuilding industry.
Mr. Hough has worked on ship design teams for over 15 naval ship acquisition programs including FFG 7, DDG 51, SWATH T-AGOS 19, T-AO 187, T-AGS 60, AOE 6 and LPD 17. He was an R&D program manager for over ten years including leading the Affordability Through Commonality (ATC) program and as head of the HM&E R&D Division in NAVSEA 05R. Mr. Hough was the Engineering and Business Practices Advisor for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel (OPNAV 00K), where he worked on policy positions for the CNO in the areas of Navy business operations, alignment, engineering, ship acquisition, shipbuilding, fleet maintenance and modernization, force structure, and transformation. Most recently he was the Director - Future Fleet and Force Concepts Division, Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group (NAVSEA 05D) where he oversaw future ship and naval force concept development in support of OPNAV and new ship acquisition programs.
He received his BSE (1978) and MSE (1979) degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a 1994 graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) Program Management Course.