2010 Events Schedule (Winter/Fall)

The dinner meeting schedule for fall/winter 2010 is as follows:

September 14 – Laurie Nasta on CSEP @ Brio Tuscan Grille, McLean
October 12 – Steve Welby (SES; Director of SE for DoD) @ Brio Tuscan Grille, McLean
November 9 – Ken Kepchar (NextGen Chief System Engineer) on NextGen @ Brio Tuscan Grille, McLean
December 7 – Holiday Party @ McCormick & Schmick’s, McLean

All events are available for registration in the upcoming events bar (on the left).

September 2010 Newsletter

September: INCOSE WMA Newsletter

Presentation from Laurie Nasta at the September Dinner Meeting

INCOSE Certification Overview by Laurie Nasta

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August 2010 Newsletter

August: INCOSE WMA Newsletter

Presentation from August 10 Dinner Meeting

Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) by Stanislaw (Stas) Tarchalski.

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July 2010 Newsletter

July: INCOSE WMA Newsletter

August 10: Dinner Meeting

Join us for a presentation by Stanislaw (Staś) Tarchalski at the August 10th Dinner Meeting @ Brio Tuscan Grille on Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC).

The event will start promptly at 6 p.m.

Sign up and save $10 with Early Registration Now:
– Early Registration Price: $20 (Must Pre-Pay Online, Ends August 1st)
– Regular Registration Price: $25 (Must Pre-Pay Online, Ends August 8th)
– Late Registration / At The Door Registration Price: $30


The SERC, a US Department of Defense and intelligence community University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in systems engineering research, was competitively awarded, in September 2008, to a team of 18 collaborating institutions led by Stevens Institute of Technology. Through its more than 150 collaborating world class thought leaders, SERC embodies the potential to radically improve the application of systems engineering to the successful development, integration, testing and sustainability of complex defense and intelligence systems, services and enterprises.

SERC is addressing the most difficult systems engineering issues of the 21st century, and frankly is
focused on making systems engineering relevant in the face of the following challenges:
1. Complexity: adaptive & emergent, technology growth
2. Criticality: essential to day to day life
3. Security: increasingly valuable & vulnerable
4. Time Compression: we’re all on internet time
5. Legacy: unplanned, ill-suited & growing
6. Workforce: great diversity, youth are perhaps best equipped for change & virtualization

This session presented to the Washington Metro INCOSE Chapter will provide a brief background on
the SERC, and will delve into a couple of current research topics, including a framework for transforming systems engineering into a 21st century leading profession.


Staś Tarchaski is a Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Director of Strategy and Outreach for the Stevens led Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University Affiliated Research Center sanctioned by the Department of Defense to conduct research in leading edge Systems Engineering. Mr. Tarchalski teaches at the graduate level at Stevens Institute and Johns Hopkins University, and conducts research on behalf of various government agencies in areas such as Systems Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Complex Systems Development and Management, and Enterprise Governance. Prior to joining Stevens he worked at IBM for over 30 years (retired in 2009) where most recently he was the Director of Systems Engineering in IBM’s Public Sector Global Business Services. In this role he led an organization of Chief Engineers, Architects, and Systems Integration and Test professionals across a more than $3B (annual) portfolio of projects. He has more than 30 years of progressive responsibility and experience in leadership, development and management of complex, mission-criticalprograms, strategic planning, financial accountability, change management, systems engineering and architecture, subcontractor management, and strategic consulting. Mr. Tarchalski has served Government and Industry, including clients in Federal, State, Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace & Defense, Energy, and Communications sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mr. Tarchalski received a BS (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, an MS in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, and has Executive Education certificates from Harvard and Stanford Universities in business leadership and innovation. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Helen, a classical pianist who is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory. Together they enjoy sailing, scuba diving, world travel and of course classical music. Mr. Tarchalski is also an avid cyclist, runner, swimmer and skier.

Insalata & Zuppa
(choice of)
Chopped Salad
Caesar Salad

Entrees (choice of)
Lasagna Bolognese
Grilled Chicken “Under the Brick”
Pasta alla Brio
Tuscan Grilled Pork Chops
Penne Mediterranean

Brio Tuscan Grille
Tysons Corner Mall
7854L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

June 2010 Newsletter

June: INCOSE WMA Newsletter

Presentation from May 11 Dinner Meeting

Implementing the Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter by Dr. Lesley Painchaud.

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