Building for Tomorrow: Towards 21st Century Systems Engineering – August Meeting

This month David Long will be presenting Building for Tomorrow: Towards 21st Century Systems Engineering. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Mr Long is the President of INCOSE and the President of Vitech Corporation.

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Date: Wednesday, August 12th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Building for Tomorrow: Towards 21st Century Systems Engineering
Presenter: David Long
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons

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June 2015 Tutorial: The Essentials of Eliciting and Analyzing Requirements

Topic: The Essentials of Eliciting and Analyzing Requirements
Presenter: Cindy Dupree
Cost: Free
Date: June 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location:
The MITRE Corporation,
MITRE 1 Building – Room 1H300
7525 Colshire Drive
McLean VA 22102

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Summer 2015 Solstice Party

Come join INCOSE WMA for their annual Summer Solstice Party. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other systems engineers and enjoy fine food.

Where: Wildfire – McLean (in Tyson Galleria)
When: June 17th, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $30 for INCOSE members, $60 for INCOSE member and 1 guest, $45 for non-member, and $20 for INCOSE student

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May Tutorial: Essentials of MBSE

Join INCOSE WMA for the MAY Tutorial T3 (tutorial topics tools and techniques) event featuring Essentials of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE). Student system engineering organizations and local chapter members are welcome to participate. Share your questions, experiences and/or challenges as relates to MBSE.

Topic: Essentials of MBSE
Instructor: Zane Scott
Date: May 16th 2015
Time: 9am – Noon
Location:
The MITRE Corporation
MITRE 1 Building
7525 Colshire Drive – Room 1H300

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Systems Engineering: A Project Success Enabler – May Meeting

This month Randy Simpson will be presenting Systems Engineering: A Project Success Enabler. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Mr Simpson has done project management for NASA and the DoD and currently works at Vitech Corporation. Bio and abstract can be found at below.

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Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Systems Engineering: A Project Success Enabler
Presenter: Randy Simpson, PMP
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons

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Volume 2015 Issue 1 Newsletter

The INCOSE WMA Volume 2015 Issue 1 Newsletter is now available. Highlights of this newsletter includes:

  • President’s Message from Gina Guillaume-Joseph
  • New Officer Bios
  • INCOSE WMA involvement with DC Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
  • March meeting recap
  • Upcoming events

Link to download: INCOSE WMA Newsletter 2015-1

April Meeting: Agile 101 Overview

This month Jon T. Ruark will be presenting an Agile 101 Overview. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Ruark has been an acquisition professional and entrepreneur for 20+ years. He has worked on IT partnership start-ups to multi-billion dollar government acquisitions. Bio and abstract can be found at below.

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Date: Wednesday, April 22nd
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Agile 101 Overview
Presenter: Jon T. Ruark
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons

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April Tutorial: Developing and Implementing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs)

This month, Clareice Chaney will be giving the tutorial ‘Developing and Implementing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs)‘. Clareice Chaney has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial and Government Contracting with an emphasis on contracting within the information technology arena. Full abstract and bio can be found at below. This tutorial is free to attend and will be held in Tysons Corner, VA.

Update: Room changed from MITRE 1 Room 1H300 to MITRE 2 Room 1N100A/B – AUD

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Topic: Developing and Implementing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs)
Presenter: Clareice Chaney
Cost: Free
Date: April 25th, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: MITRE 2 Corporation, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean VA 22102 / Room 1N100A/B – AUD

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March Meeting: AFA’s CyberPatriot Program

This month Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.) will be presenting on AFA’s CyberPatriot Program. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Skoch is the National Commissioner of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions developing, managing and implementing communications and information systems for the United States Air Force as well as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Bio and abstract can be found at below.

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: AFA’s CyberPatriot Program
Presenter: Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.)
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons

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INCOSE Members Honored at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards

INCOSE WMA members and MITRE employees, Charlotte Farmer and DeAnthony Heart, were recently honored at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards for their professional accomplishments. Both were recognized for their professional accomplishments during the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Global Competitiveness Conference. Sponsored by Career Communications Group (CCG), the annual conference was held in Washington, D.C., February 5-7. The event—now in its 29th year—brings together engineering and IT professionals from the corporate, government, and military communities, along with students, to promote opportunities for underrepresented groups and women in the U.S. technology sector.

Charlotte Farmer

Farmer is the Treasurer of the INCOSE WMA Chapter and a principal information systems engineer in MITRE’s Enterprise Systems Engineering & Integration department and guides major organization restructuring, strategic planning, process improvement, change management, quality management and program management together with a wide range of our nation’s top government leaders. Farmer received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Tech University; a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee; and a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in systems engineering at The George Washington University.

DeAnthony Heart

Heart is the STEM Committee Chair at INCOSE WMA and is a senior systems engineer at MITRE. As task lead supporting the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Heart’s work helps enhance security, efficiency, reduce identity fraud and protect personal privacy. He is a strategic adviser on the implementation of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. Heart received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in systems engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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