March 21 Tutorial: Pursuing World Class Quality: Transforming Your Organization

This March, Clyneice Chaney will be giving the tutorial Pursuing World Class Quality: Transforming Your Organization. This tutorial will provide practical techniques for changing an organization to pursue world class quality. Clyneice has over 20 year of experience in testing, quality assurance and process improvement. Full abstract and bio can be found below. This tutorial is free to attend and will be held in Tysons Corner, VA.

Topic: Pursuing World Class Quality: Transforming Your Organization
Presenter: Clyneice Chaney
Cost: Free
Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 9am- Noon
Location: MITRE Corporation, 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean VA 22102 / Room 1H300

Register at: https://incosewmamarch2015tutorial.eventbrite.com

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Open Technical Review of Cloud Security Patterns

Cloud Design Patterns is a community project to foster informed adoption of the cloud. The Thomas Erl style of presenting complex technology through core principles, in a way where the concepts are readily grasped by IT professionals and managers alike, is timely with the accelerating adoption of the cloud and the need for education and understanding of state-of-the-art technology innovations.

Cloud Design Patterns is looking for security professionals to review the draft cloud security patterns. The goal is to provide a representation of security patterns across a broad taxonomy, including Service Platforms, Storage, Network, Identity and Access Management, Trust Assurance and General Topics. Draft Cloud Security Patterns are available at: http://cloudpatterns.org/candidate_patterns/overview With more being added daily.

Reviewers will receive acknowledgement in the Thomas Erl’s upcoming book ‘Cloud Design Patterns’, Reviewers with significant contributions will become co-authors of the subject pattern and be mentioned on the cover of the book as contributors.

Check your email for contact info about how to become a reviewer.

Feb Meeting – Applying for INCOSE ESEP Certification

This month Gerard Fisher will be presenting on Applying for INCOSE ESEP Certification. 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 6:00pm. Mr. Fisher serves on the Certification Advisory Group and is an INCOSE ESEP and an INCOSE Fellow. Full abstract and bio can be found below.

Register at: http://incosewmajan15meeting.eventbrite.com

Date: Wednesday, Feb 18th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons
Title: Applying for INCOSE ESEP Certification
Presenter: Gerard Fisher

Register at: http://incosewmajan15meeting.eventbrite.com
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Register for Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture Foundations Workshop

On January 31st Dr. Ken Laskey & Mr. Chris Bashioum will be giving a workshop titled “Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture Foundations”. The presentation will take place at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.  The workshop will start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 noon.  Description and registration info can be found below. Please register as soon as possible to accommodate logistics and planning.
Register at: https://incosewmajan15tutorial.eventbrite.com


Date: Saturday January 31st
Time: 8am-Noon
Cost: Free ($3 per hour charge to park)
Location: George Mason University, Room 2608 of the Engineering Building, Fairfax Campus
Title: Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture Foundations
Presenters: Dr. Ken Laskey & Mr. Chris Bashioum
Description: This tutorial will cover fundamental principles of Service Oriented Architecture and how they are expressed in cloud and non-cloud based systems today. Participants will gain a better understanding of what the principles are, and how to apply them to current systems engineering problems. The course will emphasize a conceptual understanding so that participants can apply what they’ve learned to their own particular programs. The course material heavily references the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture 1.0 (http://docs.oasis-open.org/soa-rm/v1.0/soa-rm.pdf).


Register at: https://incosewmajan15tutorial.eventbrite.com

Register for January 21st New Years Party and Board Of Directors (BOD) Swearing In

Come join INCOSE WMA for a New Years Party and the swearing in the of the 2015 INCOSE WMA BOD. This will be a celebration of the new year and a great time to meet and provide feedback to the new Board. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend.

Where: Wildfire – McLean (in Tyson Galleria)
When: January 21st, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 for INCOSE members, $80 for INCOSE member and 1 guest, $60 for non-member, and $28 for INCOSE student

Purchase Tickets at: https://incosewmajan2015.eventbrite.com
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Register for Nov 19th Meeting

The November 19th meeting will be a FIRST night complete with representatives from participants in FIRST event (including our own Bob Marchant), lots of videos, at least one (possible more) examples of FIRST Robotic Challenge entries and the opportunity to speak with representative from Virginia FIRST about opportunities to get you, your organization, and your family involved with FIRST.

The presentation will take place at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00pm with the presentation starting at 7:00pm. Information about FIRST can be found below.

Registration Information

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: https://incosewmanov14meeting.eventbrite.com

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Register for Dec 9th Holiday Party

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

Where: Wildfire – McLean (in Tyson Galleria)
When: December 9th, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 for INCOSE members, $80 for INCOSE member and 1 guest, $60 for non-member, and $28 for INCOSE student

Purchase Tickets at: https://incosewmaholiday2014.eventbrite.com

Video of October 15th Meeting

Video of Dr. Steven Dam’s DoDAF Presentation is below.

October 15 Meeting: Practical DoDAF

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

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New Manassas VA Satellite Location

INCOSE WMA is pleased to announce that SPEC Innovations will be providing a satellite location in Manassas, VA off of I-66 for the monthly meetings. This new location joins our four other location in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. With this new location, INCOSE WMA is able to better serve the systems engineering community in Manassas and areas west.