About Us


As an INCOSE founding chapter and home to many of the federal departments and independent agencies acquiring systems for the US Government as well as many leading high-technology, commercial firms that consider systems engineering a competitive advantage, the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter has been a leader in the systems engineering community. We are the largest chapter with over 800 members. We are very active and strive to serve our membership by providing a variety of services and training opportunities. We have monthly meetings in the Northern Virginia area where we enjoy presentations on a variety of issues of interest to our membership. In 1993, the chapter sponsored the second international symposium in Arlington, Virginia. In 2003, we sponsored the 13th international symposium in Crystal City, Virginia. Many of the most influential leaders and thinkers in the systems engineering community participate in our Chapter. And, so can you! Check out our George Mason University Student Chapter website www.incosegmu.org

Our mission is to serve the systems engineering community in Washington, DC and its suburbs. INCOSE is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the practice of Systems Engineering.


The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. INCOSE was formed in 1990 to develop, nurture, and enhance the interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.

INCOSE has grown significantly since its formation in 1990. Today, there are over seven thousand members representing a broad spectrum – from student to senior practitioner, from technical engineer to program and corporate management, from science and engineering to business development. Members work together to advance their technical knowledge, exchange ideas with colleagues, and collaborate to advance systems engineering.

Mission: Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet.

Vision: The world’s authority on Systems Engineering.


  • To provide a focal point for dissemination of systems engineering knowledge.
  • To promote international collaboration in systems engineering practice, education, and research.
  • To assure the establishment of competitive, scaleable professional standards in the practice of systems engineering.
  • To improve the professional status of all persons engaged in the practice of systems engineering.
  • To encourage governmental and industrial support for research and educational programs that will improve the systems engineering process and its practice.

To learn more about INCOSE, visit www.incose.org