Title: Embedding Command and Control, Information Assurance, and Other Decision Points in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Analyses
Presenter: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

Date: February 19, 2013
Location: Chantilly, VA; Dumfries, VA; Fairfax, VA; Tysons, VA; and Washington, DC
Start Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Free at Satellite locations, $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers at Tysons

Most MBSE analyses tend to treat critical decisions needed by command and control, information assurance, and other disciplines as “ilities,” i.e. to be added on after the preliminary analysis has been developed. This presentation applies a new technique, the Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML), to capture these critical decision points as an integral part of the analysis. LML was developed to capture the information needed and model functional logic without the use of logical constructs. The logical constructs are replaced by special functions that capture the decision points. These decision points are then allocated to command and control or other assets, as appropriate, thus identifying the functional requirements for operational decision makers. This presentation is an update of the one Dr. Dam presented at SEDC and uses the latest version of Innoslate®.

Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.

Dr. Dam is currently the Programs Chair and a Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.