The meeting opened with Jim Chism being awarded a meritorious service award for his many years of volunteer work on behalf of INCOSE International. Jim Armstrong, the Area 5 International INCOSE representative, presented the award. Then our Chapter President, George Anderson, announced that plans are in progress for our annual Holiday party and award ceremony in December. Also a big reminder to submit System Engineer of the Year nominations and visit the website for the forms.
Jim Armstrong, the Area 5 International INCOSE representative, and dressed like a Chicago like gangster, presented our very own Jim Chism a meritorious service award that was announced at the summer International Symposium in Chicago.
Lecture: Cybersecurity – is this just another “Y2K”?
After the wonderful meal, our members and guests got to hear J.O. McFalls III, President, National Security Division, Point One, Inc., discuss the major issues and impediments to achieving a secure, global IT infrastructure. He explained the unified sense of urgency now prevalent throughout the U.S. Intelligence Community with regard to the need for a stronger cyber security defense for our Nation.
The Q&A at the end was lively and caused very informative discussions even long after the official meeting ended.
Programs Director Don York gives Mr. McFalls a mug inscribed with an Chesapeake Chapter INCOSE logo as way to say “Thanks for a job well done.”
Another great evening with wonderful food, conversations with friends, and a thought provoking lecture. It’s worth the time so please join us next month.