Save-the-Date : INCOSE WMA Meeting – May 10, 2017

The May INCOSE WMA Meeting is fast approaching.

Please save the date. Details coming soon.

INCOSE WMA April 2017 Meeting on 4.5.2017

Graduate Education Event

April 5, 2017

Thinking about pursuing a graduate degree? Tired of trying to read through multiple university web pages and can’t get your questions answered? Then the WMA April chapter meeting might be for you.

Several top universities (see the list above) will be presenting their various Masters, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Engineering and Ph.D programs in areas such as Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Operations Research, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Statistics and Information Assurance.

This is an opportunity to hear what the program offerings are from each school, and to hear how the program are taught/delivered so you can understand how they can fit into your busy life. It is also an opportunity to make personal contacts with staff from the Universities and to mingle with other WMA members, many of whom have attended some of these programs.

This event is offered in multiple locations:

REGISTER & DETAILS for McLean, VA here

REGISTER & DETAILS for L’Enfant, DC here

REGISTER & DETAILS for Chantilly, VA here


Sponsored SEP Certification Exam – May 20, 2017


WMA and Chesapeake Chapters
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9 AM – 12 PM


The Chesapeake Chapter, in collaboration with the Washington Metro Area Chapter, is hosting a sponsored Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Exam at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Maryland. This Exam is being sponsored by Washington Metro Area (WMA) Chapter and Chesapeake Chapter.

This paper-based SEP Exam will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9:30am -11:30am, arrival by 9:00am and is open to INCOSE members only and non-members, and if passed, will fulfill the knowledge testing requirements for the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) credentials. . If you are not currently an INCOSE member and wish to join, please register as a member via Join INCOSE.

NOTE: You may take this Exam without being a member of INCOSE. However, once you pass the Exam, you must become a member of INCOSE, and complete the Application Process with the required fees to become a Certified SEP.


Check-In and Continental Breakfast at 9 AM. The Exam begins promptly at 9:30AM.
REGISTER by May 19 2017


Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center

11100 Johns Hopkins Road

Laurel, MD 20723

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CANCELLED – INCOSE WMA March 14, 2017 Meeting


Please check back for future events in planning.

Systems Engineering in the Modern Era – Systems Thinking

Date : Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time : 6PM – 9PM

Locations : McLean, VA & Washington, DC

Presenter : Dr. Robert Edson & Dr. Robert Pitsko



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INCOSE WMA Feb 2017 Meeting

Systems Engineering Then and Now – Evolution of the Virginia Tech Curriculum

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Location: McCormick and Schmick’s, 8484 Westpark Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $15 for Members and $20 for non-Members
Presenter: Kenneth (Ken) Harmon, Jr.

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2017 New Years Party and BOD Swearing In

Join us on Jan 24th for a dinner and celebration and we welcome our new 2017 INCOSE WMA Board of Directors (BOD):

  • Vice-President/President-Elect: Dr. Subash Kafle
  • Treasurer: Charlotte Farmer
  • Programs Chair: Ruchira Puri
  • Communications Chair: Bell R.
  • Director-at-Large: DeAnthony Heart

They will be joining

  • President: William (Bill) Scheible
  • Past-President: Dr. Muhammad F Islam
  • Membership Chair: Kevin Weinstein
  • Secretary: Dr. Kathryn Laskey
  • Director-at-Large: Dr. Pavel Fomin
  • Tutorials Chair: Shakila Khan

– Classic Caesar Salad

Entree: (Choose one)
– Chicken Marsala
– Cedar Roasted Atlantic Salmon
– Northwest Berry Reduction Sliced Beef Medallions
– Lump Crab and Shrimp Seafood Stuffed Shrimp

Vegan/vegetarian options are available

Dessert: (Choose one)
– Chocolate Silk Pie with Raspberry Sauce
– Chef’s Seasonal Cheesecake
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Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: GMU, Nguyen Building, Rooms: 2608, 4201, and 4705
Time: 8:30AM – 1:00PM
Cost: Free

Dr. Muhammad F Islam, CSEP | Dr. James Davidson, ESEP | Barbara Staples, CSEP | Tom Britten, CSEP

Description: This one-day conference will provide an overview of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification process and CSEP application overview. Whether you are thinking about taking the exam for the SEP certification or have already taken the SE Handbook Knowledge exam, this conference will equip you with knowledge for next steps. Please bring in your completed out experience portion of the CSEP application for peer review and feedback. (Bring your completed SEP application with you for peer review)

1. Download CSEP Application Form:
2. Download CSEP Certification Reference Endorsement Form:


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
INCOSE Certification Overview
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CSEP Application Review Session (Please bring our draft application for review and comments)

Register at:

Parking: Closest to Nguyen Engineering Building is Shenandoah Parking Deck Deck on Sandy Creek Way. Most convenient entrance area to Shenandoah Parking Deck is to take Braddock Road to Roberts Road, turn left on Patriot Circle and right on Sandy Creek Way. Alternatively, you can take University Drive to Patriot Circle and follow Patriot Circle to Sandy Creek Way. Note: In Waze use The Volgenau School of Engineering, Fairfax, VA

Veterans Reception and November Chapter Meeting – Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World

INCOSE WMA would like to say Thank You to our active service members and veterans during the November Chapter Meeting Main Location. A number of FREE tickets are available for active service members and veterans in the registration page. Feel free to wear your uniform and medals, if you like.

Co-Chair of NIST Cloud Computing Security and Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Groups Dr. Michaela Iorga will be presenting “Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: Cloud Security and Forensics in an Interconnected World
Presenter: Dr. Michaela Iorga
Date: Wednesday November 9th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00 pm (Veterans Reception at Main Location) | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meeting Presentation/Q&A)
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Main Location: McCormick and Schmick’s, 8484 Westpark Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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Nov 5 Tutorial – Cognitive Principles: Improving System Acceptance and Usability

Presenter: Al Wong, D.Sc.

Discription: The ever-shrinking information technology (IT) budget dictates the need for IT solutions and systems to align with budgets. Industry as well as government reports indicate system failures are due to usability issues requiring updates, redesign, and in cases, complete replacement. This workshop identifies the core cognitive principles that when properly applied, enhance user acceptance and the usability of systems. The session will also present a framework for conducting user interface analysis.

The tutorial covers the following topics

  • INCOSE System Requirement Process
  • Understanding Requirements (exercise)
  • Technology Acceptance Model
  • Cognitive Principles (group Exercise
  • User Analysis
  • Putting it all together (group exercies)

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 9AM – Noon, Arrival 8:30am
Cost: Free
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Nguyen Engineering Building – Room 2608
4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

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October 12th Meeting – David Long

This month David Long will be presenting “Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: Systems Engineering Your MBSE Deployment
Presenter: David Long
Date: Wednesday October 12th, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Main Location: McCormick and Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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