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Upcoming Dinner Meeting – 20 July 2011

by Communications Team on July 16, 2011  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Challenges and Opportunities for Systems Engineering

Mr. Stephen P. Welby; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

ASD-RE_LogoPresentation: Mr. Welby will use the context of DoD Systems Engineering to discuss some challenges to the practice and profession of systems engineering – with a focus on 1) How we manage complexity 2) How we identify and manage risk and 3) How we develop future Engineering Leaders.

WelbySpeaker: Mr. Stephen P. Welby was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering in September 2009. He is the principal systems engineering advisor to the Secretary of Defense and is responsible for establishing and executing engineering policy and oversight across the Department. His responsibilities include pre-acquisition development planning; engineering support to design, development and manufacturing; and independent engineering review, technical risk assessment and engineering analysis across the Department’s portfolio of major acquisition programs. He provides functional leadership to more than 40,000 Defense acquisition professionals in the DoD systems planning, research, development, and engineering (SPRDE) and production, quality, and manufacturing (PQM) workforce. Mr Welby also serves as the Defense Standardization Executive.

Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)

Meal: Chicken breast with mushroom marsala sauce; Wild rice; Steamed Broccoli, served with garden salad, dressing, rolls and butter, dessert, including a small Fruit Plate, coffee, iced tea

>>Download the Meeting Flyer Here<<

By website: Credit card via PayPal, go to our >>Registration Page<<

Presentation ONLY: FREE (no reservations necessary)

bookThe purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.

July’s door prize is:
Systems Engineering Principles and Practice
By Alexander Kossiakoff, William N. Sweet, Sam Seymour, Steven M. Biemer

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