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ieee_logo_mb_taglineIEEE is pleased to welcome members of INCOSE to the upcoming Smart Tech Workshop!
Where: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Crystal City, VA (just outside of Washington, DC.)
September 30 – October 1
This workshop will provide in-depth, continuing education modules on topics of interest to the industry professionals.
INCOSE members are eligible for a 20% discount on the in-person registration fees for this event.  The registration includes all food including an extensive reception the evening of Friday September 30.In-person attendees are eligible to earn up to 15.5 PDHs.This event will also be live-streamed for remote attendees.Workshop Topics Include:
Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge
Systems Engineering Case Studies and Applications
Cyber Security
Big Data
Technologies for 5G
Internet of Things

Managing Your Career as a Business

The Evening Reception on Friday September 30 features a Keynote Address by Ginger Wierzbanowski, Vice President, Intelligence Solutions Business Unit, Northrop Grumman Corporation.The website at  has the abstracts of the lectures and speaker bios.

Register at  (use discount code INCOSE).

Event Time: 10:00 AM5:00 PM


James MartinOctober 18, 2016 – October 19, 2016; 8 AM – 4 PM

7651 Montpelier Road

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Systems Thinking Workshop:  System thinking has been touted as the “Fifth Discipline” in Peter Senge’s bestselling classic book. This workshop will teach you some essential principles and concepts of systems and how to use these in a “systemic” fashion to improve your ability to think about systems in a holistic manner. You will learn about the PICARD Theory, the Seven Samurai Framework and the Knowledge Pyramid to guide the converting of data into information which is applied in the discovery of knowledge that is used in guiding decisions. The workshop will allow you spend about half of our time working exercises to fully understand and appreciate these ideas.


This workshop, presented by James Martin, will be held at:

Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
Montpelier 6 Building
7651 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD

14 PDUs

Cost $550

>>Check out the Event Flyer Here<<

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19 October 2016 Dinner Lecture

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October 19, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Overview of an Emerging Standard on Architecture Process – ISO/IEC 42020


By: Dr. James Martin, Principal Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation

James Martin

Presentation: A new, emerging standard on architecture practices is under development as ISO/IEC 42020. This presentation provides an overview of the key concepts in this standard and the rationale for these ideas. The standard defines six architecture-related processes: governance, management, conceptualization, evaluation, elaboration, and enablement. These are comprised of 37 activities, having five to eight tasks specified for each activity. It is expected that these processes will be incorporated into the next version of INCOSE’s Systems Engineering Handbook and in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge. This standard can be used as a foundation for organizational training and guidebooks on architecture management and development.

Note: Students receive free meal, compliments of 2HB and ITC.

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UMBC-tc-logoThe International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is a highly sought after certification for those engineers seeking recognition for their education, experience, and knowledge in the highly competitive field of Systems Engineering. Obtaining a CSEP is not easy, but that is what makes it so valuable. You have to demonstrate your real world experience via a lengthy application and three references. Then you need to pass a two-hour, 120-question, multiple-choice exam. This course helps prepare potential candidates for this demanding process by becoming familiar with the latest version of the INCOSE SE Handbook, which is the basis for the examination. Students will also learn the requirements for a successful CSEP application. Upon completion of this class, the participant will:

  • Have a good grasp of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering, including the understanding of systems engineering management and systems engineering processes, from the INCOSE perspective
  • Be able to apply the INCOSE SE Handbook to a project
  • Understand INCOSE CSEP application process
  • Be well prepared for the CSEP exam

Prerequisites: Students should have at least 5 years work experience in Systems Engineering and/or related engineering disciplines. Although not a requirement the student is encouraged to join INCOSE. INCOSE members will be able to get the latest information on the CSEP process and INCOSE System Engineering Handbook, via INCOSE Connect.

Schedule: 3 days (4 day option also available)
Course Outline

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Chesapeake Chapter Members Receive a 15% Discount. Enter Discount Code INCOSE15

Session Dates Session Time Location Price
10/19/16 – 10/21/16 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday
Columbia $1495.00

Register Here:

Located in Columbia, MD

Westridge Corporate Center
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 443-692-6600


October 29, 2016 – October 29, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of INCOSE is offering a Free INCOSE ASEP/CSEP Exam on October 29 at George Mason University and the Chesapeake Chapter is providing free bus transportation to and from the George Mason University test site.


This October, INCOSE Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter is offering a FREE paper based Systems Engineering Professional examination session proctored directly by the INCOSE Certification Administration. The exam will fulfill the knowledge testing requirements for INCOSE CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) and ASEP (Associate Systems Engineering Professional) credentials.

After passing the exam, you can apply for CSEP or ASEP certification based on your level of education and professional experience. There are a limited number of seats available for this exam session.

FREE COACH BUS Transportation will be provided by the Chesapeake Chapter. The bus will depart Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Building 1 (by the flag poles) on Saturday at 8:00 am returning at 1:00 pm. Breakfast and boxed lunch will also be provided free of charge. Register for the free bus transportation to and from George Mason by 22 October by clicking the “Register” link below. Contact or call Ellie Gianni at (410) 997-3015 with questions.

 Exam Event Details:

 When: Saturday, October 29th

 Exam Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Arrive by 9:30 am)

 Where: George Mason University – Main Campus, Fairfax, Virginia (Building and Room Number will be announced before exam)

ID Requirements: Bring a government issued unexpired ID matching your name in the application

To register for the exam, please fill out the initial application and send to and by Friday, September 16th.


  1. The form link above is for INCOSE WMA sponsored October paper based exam registration only. Once passed, full application for ASEP or CSEP needs to be submitted with appropriate certification fees.
  2. The exam is FREE for both INCOSE members and non-members. In order to apply for the certification after passing the examination, your membership must be current.
Register for the free Bus by 22 October



6-10 February 2017: ASEP and CSEP Training

by Communications Team August 13, 2016

Certification 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 […]

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