Registration is open for the August 20th meeting. The presenter will be Walter J. Okon presenting “Architecture Framework for Systems Integration and Interoperability”. Mr. Okon is a Senior Architect Engineer for the Architecture & Interoperability Directorate at the DoD CIO’s Office. The presentation will be given at McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA with live satellite locations to: Chantilly, VA; Dumfries, VA; L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC; and Reston, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm at many locations with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. More information for each location can be found bellow.

(Main Location) McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with food and drinks. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. $15 for INCOSE members, $25 for INCOSE non-member and free for students. Register at: http://incosewmaaugmeetingtysons.eventbrite.com

Chantilly, VA (hosted by The SI Organization) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members & non-members. US citizens only. Register at: http://incosewmaaugmeetingchantilly.eventbrite.com/

Dumfries, VA (hosted by SURVICE Engineering Company) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with lite refreshments. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. US citizens only. Register at: http://incosewmaaugmeetingdumfries.eventbrite.com/

L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building). The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. US citizens only. Register at: http://incosewmaaugmeetinglefant.eventbrite.com/

Reston, VA (hosted by Off Peak Training) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. Register at: http://incosewmaaugmeetingreston.eventbrite.com/

Abstract:
In order to achieve Systems Integration and Interoperability, program managers, chief engineers, and chief architects need to have and follow a single well defined architecture framework that is engineering based in the Data Meta Model concept. This presentation is designed to increase awareness and understanding of how architecture is an integral part of the systems engineering process to enable model based design, and define a path forward to address current architecture and systems engineering governance improvements, including their roles in acquisition, JCIDS, and PPBE.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Version 2.0 defines a common approach for DoD architecture description development, presentation, and integration for both warfighting operations and business operations and processes. This new Architecture Framework is MetaModel based and ensures architecture descriptions can be compared, exchanged, and related across organizational boundaries, including Joint Service, multinational, industry boundaries. It provides a data and engineering capability to DoD architecture development and includes guidance to programs, managers and architects who are developing systems that operate in the Net-Centric environment as required by DoD CIO policies, guidance and instruction. This presentation describes current and future direction of DoD IT Architecture and the relationship to DoD standards program resulting in Interoperability for Systems Engineers. The standards are the validated, approved, and signed mandated standards that all DoD engineers follow. DoD will describe its future direction for Architecture, Standards, Integrated Tools, Exchange of Architecture and a career path for architects of the future.

Bio:
download here: Okon, Walt – Bio