Registration is open for September’s monthly meeting with Joe Smith presenting about NASA’s Increasing Complexity and Decreasing Fiscal Resources. Mr Smith is the Program Executive for Systems Engineering at the Office of the Chief Engineer for NASA. Full abstract and bio can be found at incosewma.org. The presentation will be given at McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA with live satellite locations to: Chantilly, VA; Dumfries, VA; Fairfax, 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-members, and free for students. Register at: https://incosewmaseptember2013tysons.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: https://incosewmaseptember2013chantilly.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 citizents only. Register at: https://incosewmaseptember2013dumfries.eventbrite.com/

Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with lite refreshments. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. Register at: https://incosewmaseseptember2013fairfax.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: https://incosewmaseptember2013lenfant.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: https://incosewmaseptember2013reston.eventbrite.com/

Abstract:
NASA faces challenges posed by increasingly complex missions and decreasing fiscal resources. The Office of the Chief Engineer is addressing this challenge from a number of directions, including:
1. Maintaining a rigorous SE development program;
2. Updating SE policy and guidance;
3. Steering an agency-wide Model-Centric culture shift; and,
4. Collaborating with other agencies that share our challenges to broaden our community of practice, to share best practices, and to direct SE research.

Bio
Joe Smith is the Program Executive for Systems Engineering at the Office of the Chief Engineer at NASA. As NASA’s Program Executive for Systems Engineering, Mr. Smith is responsible for Agency-level Systems Engineering Policy and Guidance, and for developing and maintaining the SE workforce.

Prior to joining NASA, Joe Smith was a member of the Navy’s civilian acquisition workforce for twenty-six years. His career began in 1985 at the Naval Air Systems Command, assigned to the in Weapon Systems Engineering Division. He joined the NATO SEASPARROW Project Office in 1995 where he held numerous engineering positions; his last position was that of the Missile Division Director in charge of the Evolved SEASPARROW Missile Project.

Mr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Catholic University, and a master’s in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.