Register for Tutorial, “Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud”, by January 27!

Date: January 28, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Cost: $20.00
Presentation Title: Tutorial: Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support
Author’s name: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Description: The cloud provides an opportunity to model large systems of systems, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of element. However, that many elements mean the design information will be very complex. In addition, most modeling and development techniques focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. Dr. Steven Dam has developed a methodology that reduces the complexity of the technique ontology and logic depictions. It also cuts through the different techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms. This tutorial will discuss:
• Value of cloud computing in systems engineering throughout the lifecycle
• The breadth of languages used today for modeling portions of the lifecycle;
• Describe a new Lifecycle Modeling Language that enables modeling in all domains, from
• Concept Development through Disposal, including the necessary programmatics;
• Discusses a process that uses the LML technique to model the entire lifecycle;
• Introduces a new prototype for lifecycle modeling and simulation;
• Discusses how this new approach can cut the cost and time required for development.
Menu: A light breakfast will be served during the tutorial.

Last Chance to Register: Jan. 17 Dinner Meeting

INCOSE Members,

Today is the last chance to register for tomorrow’s (January 17, 2012) dinner meeting.

Date: January 17, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00
Presentation Title: Introduction to Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support
Author’s name: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

The cloud provides an opportunity to model large systems of systems, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of element. However, that many elements mean the design information will be very complex. In addition, most modeling and development techniques focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. Dr. Steven Dam has developed a methodology that reduces the complexity of the technique ontology and logic depictions. It also cuts through the different techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms.  This presentation will discuss:
• Value of cloud computing in systems engineering throughout the lifecycle
• The breadth of languages used today for modeling portions of the lifecycle;
• Describe a new Lifecycle Modeling Language that enables modeling in all domains, from
• Concept Development through Disposal, including the necessary programmatics;
• Discusses a process that uses the LML technique to model the entire lifecycle;
• Introduces a new prototype for lifecycle modeling and simulation;
• Discusses how this new approach can cut the cost and time required for development.
Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net- Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam is currently the Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.
Menu

Choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad, Greek Salad with
-London Broil w/Merlot Mushroom Sauce served with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable
-Greek Style Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable or
-Grilled Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce served with Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetable
and White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Register for SEDC 2012 and Save $200!

INCOSE Members,

From now until January 31, 2012, save $200 on your registration for the Systems Engineering Conference held in Washington, DC: SEDC.  For this limited time, the registration is $299. To register, please visit http://www.sedccon.org/tickets/buy/2.

This two-day conference will take place on May 15-16, 2012, and will be held at The Mason Inn Conference Center at George Mason University:

4352 Mason Pond Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22030

This conference will feature keynotes from:

Honorable Frank Kendall
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics for the United States Department of Defense.
Dr. Michael Ryschkewitsch
Chief Engineer, NASA
In addition to 40 Papers from distinguished Systems Engineers from the D.C. Metro Area.

Dinner Meeting: Introduction to Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud

Date: January 17, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00
Presentation Title: Introduction to Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support
Author’s name: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

The cloud provides an opportunity to model large systems of systems, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of element. However, that many elements mean the design information will be very complex. In addition, most modeling and development techniques focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. Dr. Steven Dam has developed a methodology that reduces the complexity of the technique ontology and logic depictions. It also cuts through the different techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms.  This presentation will discuss:
• Value of cloud computing in systems engineering throughout the lifecycle
• The breadth of languages used today for modeling portions of the lifecycle;
• Describe a new Lifecycle Modeling Language that enables modeling in all domains, from
• Concept Development through Disposal, including the necessary programmatics;
• Discusses a process that uses the LML technique to model the entire lifecycle;
• Introduces a new prototype for lifecycle modeling and simulation;
• Discusses how this new approach can cut the cost and time required for development.
Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net- Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam is currently the Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.
Menu

Choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad, Greek Salad with
-London Broil w/Merlot Mushroom Sauce served with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable
-Greek Style Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable or
-Grilled Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce served with Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetable
and White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake


Tutorial: Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support

Date: January 28, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Cost: $20.00
Presentation Title: Tutorial: Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support
Author’s name: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

The cloud provides an opportunity to model large systems of systems, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of element. However, that many elements mean the design information will be very complex. In addition, most modeling and development techniques focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. Dr. Steven Dam has developed a methodology that reduces the complexity of the technique ontology and logic depictions. It also cuts through the different techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms. This tutorial will discuss:
• Value of cloud computing in systems engineering throughout the lifecycle
• The breadth of languages used today for modeling portions of the lifecycle;
• Describe a new Lifecycle Modeling Language that enables modeling in all domains, from
• Concept Development through Disposal, including the necessary programmatics;
• Discusses a process that uses the LML technique to model the entire lifecycle;
• Introduces a new prototype for lifecycle modeling and simulation;
• Discusses how this new approach can cut the cost and time required for development.
Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net- Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam is currently the Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.
Menu
A light breakfast will be served during the tutorial.

2011 INCOSE WMA Holiday Party

Join us for the 2011 INCOSE WMA Holiday Party. Members and guests are welcome—bring a spouse, significant-other or colleague.

Register Now: http://www.incosewma.org/events/?event_id=25&regevent_action=register

Dinner Meeting: Standards in Systems Engineering Ken Zemrowski, TASC

Location: Brio Tuscan Grille, Tyson’s Corner
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 for dinner
Abstract
This presentation will address two aspects of standards and systems engineering. The primary focus will be on systems engineering standards, INCOSE’s role in influencing those standards, and the status of some of those efforts. Recognizing that the solutions developed by systems engineers will usually involve standards and regulations, Ken will also discuss some of the challenges of incorporating non-SE standards in SE efforts.
Biography
Ken Zemrowski’s “day job” is Chief Engineer for TASC’s support to the FAA, concentrating on the Next Generation Air Trasportation System (NextGen). While supporting the FAA for over twenty years, Ken has been involved with standards as US Chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization technical committee for Open Systems Interconnection, which was the foundation for the Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN). He also served as an editor and participant with the RTCA, a federal advisory group, and the International Civil Aviation Organization participating in development of Standards and Related Practices (SARPs). Ken served many years on the Executive Board of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards, which is the US TAG to Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1), Information Technology, of ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission. Ken is the INCOSE Assistant Director for Standards Initiatives, managing INCOSE’s participation in ISO/IEC JTC 1 and other standards bodies producing systems engineering standards.

Tutorial: Thinking Outside the Box: New Approaches to Systems Engineering and Integration

Date: November 12 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: MITRE Room 1H300- 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22101

Cost: $60 includes lunch (50% discount for student members of INCOSE chapters)

Developing large and complex systems continues to be a significant challenge for today’s systems engineers and integrators. This tutorial suggests some new ways of thinking that could lead to improvements in how systems engineering and integration are carried out. Nine new perspectives are set forth for “thinking outside the box”. Examples are provided for each along with a discussion of their potential benefits. In addition, thinking in groups as well as historical thinking suggestions are examined. A summary provides an overview of the suggested notions that represent departures from mainstream approaches.

Primary Objectives:

n  Convey nine specific approaches for “thinking outside the box”

n  Examine implications and examples of carrying out the above approaches

n  Make available key information that the participants can use immediately as practicing systems engineers and integrators

n  Provide exercises for participants to work with and reinforce concepts

Experience Level Suggested:

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years as a working engineer, scientist or mathematician

Instructor: Howard Eisner, Ph.D.

Dr. Howard Eisner joined The George Washington University (GWU) in 1989 after 30 years in industry as a research engineer, manager and president of two systems engineering companies (Intercon Systems Corporation and the Atlantic Research Services Company). He has written five books on systems engineering, management, and related topics. He currently serves as Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at GWU. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of INCOSE and the New York Academy of Sciences. He holds the following degrees: BEE, City College of New York, 1957; MS, Columbia University, 1958; Doctor of Science, The George Washington University, 1966

Dinner Meeting: John Snoderly

Abstract

Agencies and Industry to rethink how national security systems and other complex systems have been developed, fielded and supported to meet the warfighter’s needs. The Department of Defense (DoD) is at a critical point where it must transform its business model for acquiring and maintaining these systems to reduce costs and develop joint interoperable systems that adopt and exploit open system design principles and architectures. Effective November 15, 2010, DoD directed that Program Managers conduct of a business case analysis, in consort with the engineering tradeoff analysis that will be presented at MS B. The business case analysis will outline the open systems architecture approach, combined with technical data rights the government will pursue in order to ensure a lifetime consideration of competition in the acquisition of weapon systems. The results of this analysis will be reported in the Acquisition Strategy Report and in the competition strategy.

At the same time, there have been significant changes in research and development such as the emergent globalized nature of technology development in addition to shorter schedules and less funding available for new technology development.

Agencies and Industry to rethink how national security systems and other complex systemshave been developed, fielded and supported to meet the warfighter’s needs. The Department of Defense (DoD) is at a critical point where it must transform its business model for acquiring and maintaining these systems to reduce costs and develop joint interoperable systems that adopt and exploit open system design principles and architectures. Effective November 15, 2010, DoD directed that Program Managers conduct of a business case analysis, in consort with the engineering tradeoff analysis that will be presented at MS B. The business case analysiswill outline the open systems architecture approach, combined with technical data rightsthe government will pursue in order to ensure a lifetime consideration of competition in the acquisition of weapon systems. The results of this analysis will be reported in theAcquisition Strategy Report and in the competition strategy.

At the same time, there have been significant changes in research and development suchas the emergent globalized nature of technology development in addition to shorterschedules and less funding available for new technology development.

Speaker

Dr. Snoderly was the President of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) from 2002-2004. He is the current 2011 Chairman of the INCOSE Foundation. In March of 2008 he received the recognition as an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). He is Co-Author of the 1994 IEEE 1220 Systems Engineering Standard. He received a Doctor of Public Administration Degree from USC in December of 1996. He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from USC in May 1995. He also holds a Master Degree in Systems Management from USC in 1973 and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 1963.

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Snoderly was a part time Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Management. He conducted an executive postgraduate level seminar for Chief Information Officers and a course on Program Management for the GMU Masters of Technology Management program’s 2003 fall semester.

Dr. Snoderly is currently the Program Learning Director of Systems Engineering at the Defense Acquisition University. He is responsible for the development of SE courses as well as providing instruction on management of the Systems Engineering aspects of the Department of Defense systems acquisition process.

Prior to joining DSMC (now DAU) in 1979, Professor Snoderly was the Deputy Program Manager for the U.S. Navy LAMPS MK III Program at the Naval Air Systems Command. Professor Snoderly has 16 years of engineering and management experience working for the U.S. Navy as a civilian engineer. His recommendations were instrumental in the development and fielding of the Navy LAMPS MK III weapons system.

Cost: $20

INCOSE Dinner Meeting: Steve Welby

Abstract

Mr. Welby will use the context of DoD Systems Engineering to discuss some challenges to the practice and profession of systems engineering – with a focus on 1) How we manage complexity 2) How we identify and manage risk and 3) How we develop future Engineering Leaders.

Speaker

Mr. Stephen P. Welby was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering in September 2009. He is the principal systems engineering advisor to the Secretary of Defense and is responsible for establishing and executing engineering policy and oversight across the Department. His responsibilities include pre-acquisition development planning; engineering support to design, development and manufacturing; and independent engineering review, technical risk assessment and engineering analysis across the Department’s portfolio of major acquisition programs. He provides functional leadership to more than 40,000 Defense acquisition professionals in the DoD systems planning, research, development, and engineering (SPRDE) and production, quality, and manufacturing (PQM) workforce. Mr Welby also serves as the Defense Standardization Executive.

Cost: $25


Location

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
8484 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant8484 Westpark DriveMcLean, VA 22102

Menu

Mixed Greens Salad or
Caesar Salad

Pesto Cream Pasta or
Parmesan Chicken or
Shrimp Scampi

Chocolate Truffle Cake or
Creme Brulee