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18 July 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
SE Contributions to the Next Generation Air Transportation System
Presentation: The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a comprehensive overhaul of our National Airspace System to make air travel more convenient and dependable, while ensuring flights are as safe, secure and hassle-free as possible. To accomplish this goal, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making strides in improving its necessary skills and expertise in systems engineering to manage and execute NextGen. Dr. Baldwin has been closely associated with several of the efforts in systems engineering, such as revising the FAA’s System Engineering Manual (SEM), developing a competency framework for FAA systems engineers, and contributing research on system of systems. These endeavors will be discussed and how they contribute to the NextGen effort.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Join us for the tastes of the Summer: Burgers and Dogs, Potato salad Coleslaw, dessert, coffee and iced tea.
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
Our chapter is very fortunate to host a special session of Dr. Drew Hamilton’s influential presentation on the new Department of Defense Architectural Framework, DODAF 2.02. The elements of his two-day lecture presentation provide timely and much needed overviews of the JCIDS and DODAF processes as well as an introduction to UML and SysML. This should be of primary interest to practicing systems engineers who are responsible for creating or reviewing architectural products as well as senior managers who must make financial decisions or defend business cases where DoDAF 2.02 is the required lingua franca of the DoD program approval process.
Reduced budgets place a premium on the ability to create as well as interpret program architectures and many of our members will appreciate this opportunity to renew and upgrade their knowledge without having to travel outside the local area and pay a higher program fee.
An additional inducement to attend this program is the opportunity to network with many top area architects and industry leaders who have many years of experience developing elements of DoDAF and the modeling languages. You all have a rare opportunity to empty the local architecture shops for two days and bring everyone on board the new framework as a team. Leaders as well need to stay ahead of this or be caught in a seismic shift of the already daunting terminology matrix. Please make your decision to attend early as the facilities limit us to a maximum of 45 attendees. As the Chesapeake Chapter coordinator for the program, please direct inquiries about support issues to me at George.Anderson@incose.org.
(2) Joint AIAA Meeting: A SE Approach to Finding Amelia: Aug. 15, 2012
(3) Are you a SEP? Then Save the Date: Aug. 29, 2012
Read about and see pictures from the last two galas:
Two new Working Groups have been started
Now is the time to get involved!
1) Future of Energy working group
Dr. Alex Pavlak is setting up a Future of Energy (FoE) working group. A paper to he will be presenting at IS2012 in Rome this July describes the task, a classic concept definition phase.
The proposed effort is unique in two respects. First it will focus on whole systems, the delivery of energy that is cheap safe sustainable and secure. Second it will focus on the destination, the long term goal. Given what is known today, what would post fossil fuel energy systems look like. The product will be technically feasible alternatives. Through publications and lectures, the FoE working group will raise public awareness of these factual constraints on social value choices.
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. At the international level, INCOSE and PMI have jointly released a statement "PMI and INCOSE Align to Help Organizations Improve Program Success" in September 2011 outlining the partnership and have also produced a white paper, "Toward a New Mindset: Bridging the Gap between Program Management and Systems Engineering". If you are interested in participating, please send Mr. Fadeley an email at email@example.com.
Did You Miss Last Month?
The Role of Distributed Power Systems in the U.S.
On 20 July 2012 INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter had a Joint meeting with IEEE Power & Energy Society – Baltimore Chapter as over 40 guests got to listen to Dr. Bradley Schoener, the Energy Program Director for The MITRE Corporation, discuss the US power sector undergoing the largest overhaul in its history. This effort to strengthen America’s grid has increased attention to Distributed Power Systems (DPS), a combination of distributed generation sources and grid storage. DPS technologies include rooftop solar installations, “microwind” turbines, electrochemical fuel-cell systems, and combined heat and power applications.
This Newsletter is to serve our members and is open to all for contributions. Do you have an interesting idea for an article? A review of a new book related to engineering? Let us know. We’d love to hear about. It may wind up in a future issue of our Newsletter.
This is the monthly newsletter for INCOSE Chesapeake, a local chapter of INCOSE International. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum for professionals practicing the art and science of Systems Engineering in the Northern & Central Maryland & Southern Pennsylvania area.
Mark your Calendars with these upcoming events:
Mon/Tues, 13-14 Aug 2012
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
The Chesapeake Chapter is always looking for volunteers to speak at our upcoming meetings! Please contact our 2012 Programs Director, Mr. Erik DeVito, if you would like the opportunity to speak or can recommend someone.
The Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE is proud to recognize the following organizations for sponsoring our endeavors to expanding the understanding and appreciation of Systems Engineering in the local area:
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