This month Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP will be presenting “Practical DoDAF: Applying MBSE to Cost Effectively Develop Architectures“. The presentation will take place at Noblis at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations. Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of SPEC Innovations, he has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. Full abstract and bio can be found at below.

Title: Practical DoDAF: Applying MBSE to Cost Effectively Develop Architectures
Presenter: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday October 15, 2014
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Noblis at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; (NEW) Manassas, VA; Rockville, MD

Registration Information

Main – Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis) – Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building). The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only. Register & more info at: http://incosewmaoct2014meetinglefant.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Chantilly, VA (hosted by Vencore) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only. Register & more info at: http://incosewmaoct2014meetingchantilly.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members ($3 per hour charge to park). Register & more info at: http://incosewmaoct2014meetingfairfax.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Manassas, VA (hosted by SPEC Innovations) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with pizza. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only. Register & more info at: http://incosewmaoct2014meetingmanassas.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Rockville, MD (hosted by Aerotek & Systems Strategies & Analysis (SSA), INC) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. Register & more info at: http://incosewmaoct2014meetingrockville.eventbrite.com

Abstract

The DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and its predecessor (C4ISRAF) have been around for almost 20 years. Some people love it, many hate it, but it is integral to Department of Defense (DoD) policy, and not just for acquisition. But did you know that the DoDAF is based on systems engineering products and principles? Did you know that you need to use good model-based systems engineering (MBSE) techniques and tools to cost-effectively produce the models and viewpoints required by DoDAF? Dr. Steven H. Dam, ESEP will present a way to use the DoDAF and MBSE to meet the policy requirements and give you results that will be useful throughout the lifecycle of the system. Some of the things you will learn in this presentation are: What does the DoDAF really mean? How can we apply MBSE to the DoDAF to rapidly develop the models and viewpoints? How can we take the DoDAF models and develop requirements for specifications?

Bio

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. Dr. Dam is also an INCOSE certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).