New ! Search
Full Menu and site Navigation
A better world through a systems approach

Wasatch Chapter Meeting -- Hitchhiker Guide to the Digital Engineering "Galaxy" by Thomas Lockhart

  • Date:
    Nov 12, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Address: Online - Zoom
  • Venue:
    Online - Zoom
  • Contact: Paul White
  • Email:
  • Phone: 385-393-2137
Incose Wasatch Logo - 720x258
Thomas Lockhart will present the latest U.S. Air Force ICBM Initiatives. Come enjoy this engaging presentation from Thomas Lockhart.

ATTENTION: We are concerned about the spread of coronavirus and want to ensure that chapter members and friends are safe and healthy. Beginning 3/23/2020 and until further notice, all chapter meetings will be held remotely via Zoom ONLY due to coronavirus precautions. We will have no meetings at the Kihomac location.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Times: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Dinner & Networking -- CANCELED
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. -- Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. -- Featured Speaker --Thomas Lockhart

Remote Attendance:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 938 7781 4272
Passcode: 393535
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,93877814272#,,,,,,0#,,393535# US (Chicago)
+13462487799,,93877814272#,,,,,,0#,,393535# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        877 853 5257 US Toll-free
        888 475 4499 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 938 7781 4272
Passcode: 393535
Find your local number:

Join by Skype for Business


As with Arthur Dent (main character in Hitchhikers guide the Galaxy), a mild-mannered, out to lunch kind of guy sitting in front of a bulldozer trying to protect his house, he is plucked from Earth just before it is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. So, where are we in our “Hitchhiker Guide to the Digital Galaxy?” Today, we, INCOSE, are seeking to understand and embrace the systems engineering collective thinking. While a tantalizing universe outside our INCOSE galaxy needs to be explored—clouds, Integrated Digital Environments, and new crowd source culture.

This presentation travels through a sharply satirical look at the “Digital Campaign”, coming to the conclusion that we are in the beginning of our digital engineering journey. The ultimate answer is “42”. What is the question to the ultimate answer?

Professional Biography:


Thomas A. Lockhart a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, Utah. He enhances warfighter support as the center’s lead for nuclear systems & digital engineering, weapon system integrity, cyber security, test and evaluation, workforce development, technology insertion, and multi-domain system support for Minuteman III, Air Launched Cruise Missile, and Command and Control (C2). 

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lockhart was the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Director for both its Plans and Programs Directorate and its Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Directorate managing the processes that define Air Force Research Laboratory's $2 billion annual investment in technologies for future Air Force systems and enables the alignment of Science and Technology resources.

Mr. Lockhart has had two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his last tour as the NATO Resolute Support Essential Function for Sustainment, Kabul, Afghanistan, he exercised oversight of Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces sustainment for 385,000 Ministry of Defense and Interior military and police forces yearly budgets of over $3.2 billion.

Mr. Lockhart began his career in 1987 working as a journeyman engineer in training and simulation at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He has served as an engineer, chief engineer, acquisition program manager, group director, combatant command financial manager, Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) and Security Cooperation Director.

Please contact Paul White, Chapter President, at 385-393-2137 or