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6-10 February 2017: ASEP and CSEP Training

Certification Training International (CTI) will be returning to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in February 2017 to again offer ...

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New Officers, 2017 Board of Directors

New Officers, 2017 Board of Directors

Welcome to the newly elected INCOSE BoD 2017 Officers President-elect, Dr. Grace Crowder Treasurer, Anthony Gigioli Communications Director, Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP Please ...

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18 January 2017 Dinner Lecture

by Communications Team on December 17, 2016  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   


Please join us – Monthly Dinner Lecture – January 18th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

2017 Board of Directors Installation Service Immediately Following

Johns Hopkins University – APL, Building 200

Please Note, Building 200 is a Temporary Facility Due to Construction

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Transitioning OMG UPDM to ISO Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)

Mr. Leonard F. Levine, Defense information Systems Agency
Mr. Levine is not representing the views of DoD or DISA

2016-09-21-Len _LevinePresentation:  
The presentation outlines the development of the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM), its basis on SysML, and its evolution into the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) at the Object Management Group.  The OMG is a private standards development organization.  UPDM 2.1 is a mandated standard registered in the DoD IT standards registry.   Use of compliant tools are required in development of enterprise and systems architectures in DoD acquisition programs.
Note: Students receive free meal, compliments of 2HB and ITC.

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New Officers, 2017 Board of Directors

by Communications Team on January 14, 2017  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Welcome to the newly elected INCOSE BoD 2017 Officers

  • President-elect, Dr. Grace Crowder
  • Treasurer, Anthony Gigioli
  • Communications Director, Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP
Please Join us after our scheduled Monthly Dinner Meeting and Lecture for the Official Installation Service, 18 January, 2017.
    Many thanks to George Anderson,
    Chair, 2017 INCOSE-CC Elections Committee

    Dr. Grace Crowder’s Bio:
    Dr. Grace Crowder joined the National Security Agency (NSA) as a civilian in January 1998. She joined the Research Directorate and worked on several projects to support the NSA mission.  Dr. Crowder has collaborated with others across the Intelligence Community, industry, and academia on projects that include: text document genre identification, flexible database representations, distributed knowledgebase systems, and an analytics worksheet framework for streaming data analytics. In addition, she has launched several initiatives, partnering with the Computer Science Teacher’s Association, the DOE National Labs, and U.S. Colleges and Universities to further grow the computer science community at NSA and nationwide.

    Dr. Crowder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Goucher College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and has defended her dissertation in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County to received her Ph.D. in December of 2016.  Prior to joining NSA, Dr. Crowder spent 10 years in private industry and 6 years on the computer science faculty of Towson State University.

for Treasurer, Anthony Gigioli

GigioliTony Gigioli’s Bio: Tony Gigioli is a professional Systems Engineer and Project Manager focused on engendering Systems Thinking and encouraging the use of a Systems Approach to all of the problems and situations that arise in life. His objective is to grow in his knowledge and expertise in Systems Engineering philosophy and the application of Systems Engineering to real world issues. He is an expert in process engineering and can help customer’s develop optimal work processes. He has superior technical writing skills and significant experience developing request for proposal responses. He has excellent presentation skills and can explain technical issues in readily understandable terms. Tony spent two years instructing Calculus at the United States Naval Academy and has a wealth of leadership and management experience from his 15 years in the United States Navy and subsequent years in industry. He maintains a positive outlook and an aggressive attitude towards life and work.  Tony is a past President of the Chesapeake Chapter (2008) and has been a member since 1998.

Communications Director, Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP Director

Myra Parsons Gross PicMyra Gross’s Bio: Myra Parsons Gross has more than 30 years of systems engineering experience. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University – Long Beach. Myra is the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) Past President. Myra began her Systems Engineering career as a Radar Software Design Engineer and Data Analyst for Raytheon (former Hughes Aircraft).  After 5 years, she joined Westinghouse (Northrop Grumman) and advanced her skills in systems engineering working a number of succession programs radar software development for F16 USAF and Foreign Military Sales customers.  Myra served as a Program Manager for a number of large software development programs for F-22 advanced processor, JSF, B-1B upgrade programs and the C-130 modernization program. As a PM she also supported a number of underwater systems including DARPA programs, unmanned vehicles, and sonar systems. She managed programs in excess of $185M over 3 years under multiple Firm Fixed Price Contracts and was responsible for two year strategic plans which resulted in over $450M in sales, and a total potential for over $1B in sales over five years.   Myra retired from Northrop Grumman in 2012 and then returned to the workforce in 2013 as part-time back office support for a small company and later became the Chief Operating Officer. During this time, Myra was introduced to INCOSE and the Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) initiative. She has remained active with WISE since its inception.  Myra pursued her ESEP certification and with interest in getting back to “basics” pure engineering. She accepted an assignment as a Systems Engineer within the IC as a contractor.  Myra is currently working DoDAF Enterprise Architecture and has worked as a SETA contractor supporting a DoD Customer with managing mission analytics, development and collaboration for the integration effort of multiple organizational tools and services.  She led multiple organizations in the development of agile systems, sprint cycles, integration activities, CONOPs, data flows, mission thread requirements, risk assessments, risk mitigation plans, milestone and schedule tasks, threshold schedules, testing strategies, executive strategic plans and presentations effecting mission decisions of executive government leadership.  For the last three years, Myra has been enjoying her new ‘old’ career and looks forward to continuing her participation with INCOSE and supporting the Chesapeake Chapter where she feels she can best offer her support and continue to mentor young engineering professionals.


INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter supported the Chesapeake Science Point 2016-2017 Science Fair on Sunday, 8 January 2017.

This year, over 200 Science Projects were presented by 6th – 12th Graders at the Chesapeake Science Point Charter School, Hanover, MD.

Benefits to supporting local Students:

  • Support the local community
  • Share your knowledge and expertise
  • Get the youths involved, interested and excited about the engineering fields
  • Mentorship opportunity to show the students the potential of their hard work
  • Grow the profession and enhance the practice
  • Earn PDUs/CUEs for volunteering


6-10 February 2017: ASEP and CSEP Training

by Communications Team on August 13, 2016  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

cti-dec-2016-design-1Certification Training International (CTI) will be returning to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in February 2017 to again offer the Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) training course.

The course will run Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Kossiakoff Center.

Chesapeake Chapter members receive a 10 % Discount.