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Dinner/Lecture 15 Aug 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Presentation: Systems Engineering processes are applied to the problem of searching for Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra model 10E aircraft, Bureau of Air Commerce registration number NR16020 that failed to arrive at Howland Island on July 2, 1937. We are aware of at least five searches that have been conducted both on the sea bottom and on islands in the vicinity of Howland Island and are impressed with the overall dedication, professional execution and significant costs incurred by volunteers, private foundations, commercial sponsors, and the U.S. Government. The goal in this lecture is to define the search area and describe a Systems Engineering process that can be used in the future to conduct an ordered and continuously updated set of search priorities. Many of the fundamental search techniques are discussed, including the use of scenarios and Bayes Theorem.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Join us for an indoor Summer Barbecue: Grilled BBQ chicken – drumsticks thighs and breasts grilled; roasted red potato wedges; cole slaw and watermelon slices, with garden salad dressing, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and iced tea.
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
But please register for Lecture Only Option: There could be a big turnout for this event, for planning purposes please RSVP via our registration webpage even if you don’t plan on joining us for dinner.
Two Day Workshop 13-14 Aug 2012 (7am – 3pm)
Tutorial: The DOD released version 2.02 of the DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) represents major changes and further integrates net-centricity into DOD architecture efforts. Joint Staff requirements (including JCIDS) continue to expand DODAF-compliant architecture requirements. In a resource-constrained environment Combatant Commanders are developing DODAF architectures that directly impact how DOD will develop and field all future capabilities. JCIDS mandates all ongoing and future acquisitions must include integrated architectures that comply with DODAF requirements.
This seminar provides an example-based methodology for designing operational, capability, service, program, technical and systems architecture views and products that are consistent with the guidelines of the DoD Architecture Framework version 2.0 (DoDAF). You will receive step-by-step compliance guidelines for ensuring your technologies, systems and architectures meet the technical and architectural requirements imposed by the DoD. Learn how to save time following successful strategies while avoiding costly pitfalls when meeting DoD requirements. If you produce architectures, systems and technologies for DoD and the Services, you must ensure that your products are compliant with DoDAF. All new acquisitions must include integrated architectures in their JCIDS documentation including ICDs, CDDs and CPDs and must be DODAF-compliant.
Cost: Cost: $995 includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and afternoon snack. Register online: Technology Training Corporation registration webpage
Well, the 2012 INCOSE International Symposium is now history. I was not disappointed as my expectations for the IS were met in every way. I was enlightened by plenary speakers such as The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as he spoke about systems engineering for disaster planning and how we need to architect the entire system in order to effectively implement cyber security. I collaborated with INCOSE Chapter Presidents not only from across the Americas Sector but from around the world. I rubbed shoulders with and celebrated with some of INCOSE’s finest – our ESEPs, CSEPs and ASEPs. I had the honor of representing our Chesapeake Chapter as we received INCOSE’s Gold Circle Award for our chapter’s achievements in 2011. Nor was I disappointed in my expectations of the ancient Romans as systems engineers. Visits to the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, and Roman aqueducts all left me in amazement and awe as to their systems engineering achievements over twenty centuries ago. In fact, the hotel that hosted the symposium was built atop a 2000 year old Roman road now preserved below the lobby foyer and visible through a glass floor. Invigorated by the IS in Rome with a fresh impetus for the profession, let’s turn out attention and energy to the upcoming Chesapeake Chapter systems engineering events. We have the Systems Engineering Certification celebration and recognition banquet on August 29th at the Engineers Club in Baltimore for our certified SE professionals. We will be honored with two esteemed SE colleagues as guest speakers, our Americas Sector Director, Ray Jorgensen, and Jerry Fisher, the INCOSE Chair of the INCOSE Certification Advisory Board. And don’t forget our special joint meeting with AIAA on August 15th with a special lecture on A Systems Engineering Approach to Finding Amelia. Lastly, come join our special two-day Systems Engineering Workshop on Understanding and Using the new DODAF v. 2.02 on August 13-14. Come grow professionally, stay informed, network with other professionals and be a part of advancing the practice of Systems Engineering! I look forward to seeing each of you!
Are you a SEP? Then Save the Date: Aug. 29, 2012
Get involved: Two new Working Groups to Consider
Dave Fadeley, ESEP, is forming a Systems Engineering – Project Management (SE – PM) Working Group with the intent of working with PMI Baltimore chapter members in order to enhance overall program success through the improved integration of practices between the two communities. If you are interested in participating, please send Mr. Fadeley an email at email@example.com.
Did You Miss Last Month?
On July 18th we listened to Clifton Baldwin, Ph.D., ESEP, PMP, the Senior Technical Adviser to the FAA’s William J Hughes Technical Center discuss NextGen: the transformation of our national airspace system, making it flexible and sustainable. It’s important to note that NextGen is not a single program or procedure but a comprehensive initiative that integrates new and existing technologies, procedures and policies. Dr. Baldwin admitted this program is in reality a quite large Systems of Systems project which includes updating Concept of Air Traffic Operations as well as a Technology refresh of all the various systems/sub-systems. A very complex undertaking.
SE Ruminations from our Blog
Several members talk about their experience at the 22nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium in Rome. Alex Pavlak talked about presenting his paper, Engineering Clean Energy Systems, as the last paper on the last day. Steve Sutton explains how much the Institute for Systems Research University of Maryland was involved in the Symposium. Paul Martin just rambles a bit. >>Read more at our blog>>
2) The Cloud: Why should we care?
What is this cloud thing? Is it another new fangled fad fleeting about in the firmament only to burn out as more people discover it’s just a fancy figment of some marketers imagination?
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