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Central Virginia Chapter Dinner and Presentation - August 23, 2023

  • Date:
    Times: 6:00 PM (Social (Cash Bar)), Dinner 6:30 PM, Presentation 7:30 PM ET
  • Address: 1 Towne Centre Boulevard
  • Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Venue:
    Park Lane Tavern, 1 Towne Centre Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA

INCOSE Central Virginia Chapter
Cordially invites you to attend a joint dinner meeting of PMI/CVC and INCOSE/CVC and presentation by:

Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
President and Founder
Systems and Proposal Engineering Company

Can Data-Driven Systems Engineering 
Meet the Goals of SE Modernization?

Abstract:  The Office of the Secretary of Defense has proposed a Systems Engineering Modernization program to integrate the various SE-related disciplines of Mission Engineering, Digital Engineering, DEVSECOPS, MBSE, MOSA, and others. To integrate these different aspects of engineering, and in particular systems engineering, we need a common ontology to link the information developed in each area. Developing one from scratch has been tried many times before. In each case, the ontology found limited success. The main reason for this lack of universal acceptance, the author believes, comes from the complexity of the ontologies or languages proposed to meet this goal (DM2, SysML, IDEF, BPMN, UAF, etc.) and the fact that these languages do not provide a complete ontology for all of systems engineering. What is required is a language that is simple to understand, yet broad enough to meet this wide range of need. Fortunately such a language already exists. This paper will show how this language meets the needs of each of these disciplines or can be easily extended to meet those needs. This language is currently being used within DoD to develop everything from a new Portfolio Management Office to detailed message modeling and performances analysis for high technology test beds. This paper also defines the term Data-Driven Systems Engineering (DDSE). This definition demonstrates the value of DDSE to all the stakeholders. DDSE provides the integrating methodology for SE Modernization.

Speaker:  Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (dba SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 40 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework (now DoDAF), the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD and DOE projects. Dr. Dam is the author of four systems engineering-based books, including his most recent: “Real MBSE: Model-Based Systems Engineering Using LML and Innoslate.” 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) and Founder.

Times: 6:00 PM (Social (Cash Bar)), Dinner 6:30 PM, Presentation 7:30 PM ET