Future Directions for SysML v2

Save-the-Date for

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 6PM-9PM

Presented by Sanford Friedenthal, MBSE Consultant

McLean, DC, Chantilly, GMU | More details coming soon

Description: SysML v1 was adopted in 2006, and has been a key enabler of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Since that time, much has been learned about applying MBSE with SysML. This presentation describes the directions and approach for the next generation of SysML (v2) to provide capabilities that address the limitations of SysML v1, and enable the evolving practice of MBSE.

Presenter Bio: Sanford Friedenthal is an industry leader in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and an independent consultant. Previously, at Lockheed Martin, he led the ef

fort to enable Model-Based Systems Development (MBSD) and other advanced practices across the company. His experience includes the application of systems engineering throughout the system life-cycle from conceptual design, through development and production on a broad range of systems in aerospace and defense. Mr. Friedenthal has been a leader of the Industry Standards effort through the Object Management Group (OMG) and INCOSE to develop the Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML™) that was adopted by the OMG in 2006, and is currently leading the effort to develop the requirements for the next generation of SysML (v2). He is co-author of A Practical Guide to SysML.

SE Agile Development Working Group Meeting (Live Stream from Adelaide, Australia)

SE Agile Development Working Group Meeting

INCOSE International Symposium 2017 in Adelaide, Australia

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 2AM – 3AM EST

Presented and Facilitated by Rick Dove

$0 | Available for Remote Participation via GlobalMeet

Description: The principle objective of this workshop is to address International member involvement with the INCOSE working group. Thus, the agenda will start with a brief review of the WG projects and activities, followed by a concentration on creating desire to work together, exploring the values of doing so, identifying mutual project interests, and exploring the means for collaborating effectively – specifically with cross-country synergistic opportunities and collaborative work in process. Bring your suggestions (or just hang out with us). Advance communication for items to discuss are welcome (email Rick Dove via

Remote Participation via GlobalMeet Here

INCOSE WMA May 2017 Tutorial — Verification & Validation (V&V)

INCOSE WMA May 2017 Tutorial

The Role of V&V in the Early Stages of the Lifecycle

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9AM – Noon (Arrival 8:30AM)

Presented by Dr. Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

$0 | Available for Participation In-Person & Remotely

Description: Verification and Validation (V&V) occur in the later parts of the system lifecycle to ensure that the requirements developed in the early phases of the lifecycle have been met. This tutorial presents how to use the techniques of V&V, including simulation, early in the lifecycle to enhance the probability of success of the program by identifying errors early in the development and preparing for the V&V activities later in the lifecycle.

Registration Here

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INCOSE WMA May 2017 Meeting

Systems Thinking – The Benefit to the Systems Engineer

Presented by Dr. Robert Edson

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017




REGISTRATION & DETAILS for Chantilly, VA here



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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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