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INCOSE-LA Chapter Soiree at the International Workshop

  • Date:
    January 31, 2017 - 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Venue:
    Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503

WHAT: INCOSE-LA Chapter Soiree at the International Workshop Tuesday January 31, 2017

TOPIC: Overview of the INCOSE Americas Sector

PRESENTER: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Meeting Schedule:

4:30-6:30 pm Social Hour, Networking (Upon Conclusion of INCOSE-IW 2017, Marriott Hotel Bar Area)

6:30-6:45 pm Sign in, Welcome & Announcements

6:45-8:30 pm Guest Speaker Presentation

WHERE: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503


The LA Chapter is one of the major chapters within the INCOSE Americas Sector. Dr. Steven Dam, Director for the Americas Sector, will present an overview of the Sector and its plans for 2017. The presentation will also include a discussion of the INCOSE strategic goals and the investments being made across the sector. Dr. Dam looks forward to questions about the sector and how LA Chapter can help other chapters in their region.


Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects. 

Dr. Dam is currently the Director of the INCOSE Americas Sector. Dr. Dam also was a Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Dam is also an INCOSE certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

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