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INCOSE Midwest Gateway Chapter and NDIA Great Rivers Chapter Joint Meeting - May 3

Please plan to join the NDIA Great Rivers Chapter and Midwest Gateway INCOSE Chapter in our first-ever joint meeting and networking opportunity on May 3, 5-7 pm.  Meet members in person from both organizations as we come together to discuss and explore some of the most challenging technical topics of our time.

Mike Dubois (NDIA) - Kit Bond Strategies
                        Bob Scheurer (INCOSE and NDIA) – Boeing 
                        Mike Franco (INCOSE and NDIA) – Boeing

Topics:         Innovation Opportunities in Standard Architectures 
                       Highlights from the 2021 NDIA Mission and Systems Engineering Conference
                       Defense Business Development in the Local Area

Date:             Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Time:            5:00-5:30 pm Mix and Mingle (Building 100 Theatre Lobby) 
                        5:30-6:30 pm Panel Discussion with featured speakers from NDIA and INCOSE (Theatre)
                        6:30-7:00 pm Reception (Prologue Room)

Place:           The Boeing Company, Building 100,6300 James S. McDonnell Blvd. Berkeley, MO 63134
                        (Enter to left of the building, signage will be present. Map included below.)

Cost:            Sponsored by NDIA Great Rivers Chapter - No Cost to Attend!

RSVP:            Annie Harper at or (571) 225-7074
                       (You are encouraged to RSVP, but drop-ins welcome.)

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INCOSE Midwest Gateway Meeting: Bob Scheurer

Ferguson , USA
418 S. Florissant Rd.
Adeel Khan

Bob Scheurer, Boeing: "Mission Engineering, Digital Engineering, MBSE, and the Like: The One Underlying Essential Attribute"

Update: Presentation from Bob Scheurer's talk

What: Bob Scheurer, "Mission Engineering, Digital Engineering, MBSE, and the Like: The One Underlying Essential Attribute"

When: 13 November 2018 - networking at 17:30, dinner at 18:00, presentation at 18:30

Where: Ferguson Brewing Company, 418 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson


Today’s systems challenges involve a desire to apply new approaches to produce and exploit innovative systems much faster and more affordably than ever before. Prior practices are questioned as to their relevance in today’s fast-based society that seemingly identifies new threats on a daily basis. Emerging methods to counter these threats include Mission Engineering, Model-Based System Engineering, and Digital Engineering. While each of these may have relevance to solving particular aspects of stakeholder problems, they all fundamentally share the same integral or resultant attribute at their core: an architecture.

This presentation addresses the vital role that systems architectures play in the midst of the various approaches to creating, modifying, or just understanding a system. While integrated tools, agile practices, new technologies, and different thinking may form the basis of this new age, the old-fashioned notion of a system architecture is still very much involved. An explanation is offered that shows how system fundamentals involving relationships between elements ultimately has to be a shared attribute and ultimately forms the basis for taking our systems thinking to the next level.


Bob Scheurer is an Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company with over 35 years of experience in engineering and the application of systems engineering principles in a variety hardware and software developments, both in defense and commercial settings. Bob has participated in numerous professional society events/symposia, served on conference panels, delivered keynote addresses, and taught systems engineering. He also served on the industry working group that created the ISO/IEC/IEEE-15288.1 & .2 SE Standards and currently chairs the NDIA SE Architecture Committee.

Bob was granted his Professional Engineer license in 1987 and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign.

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