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Midwest Gateway Chapter

Welcome to the Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE. We are based in the St Louis region, from Rolla to the Metro East.

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Upcoming Chapter Events

National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Top Recommendations on Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Implementation

July 15, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM CDT

Registration Link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/110536010182

Meeting Link (Zoom) -https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83416207556?pwd=S3FXa2ZsWEpQLzNSTGtPMW5lcU5FUT09 


Having evolved over decades of what some would say were “missed opportunities”, the re-imagined Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) today can be defined as “an integrated business and technical strategy to achieve competitive and affordable acquisition and sustainment over the system life cycle”.  The technical objective in implementing this approach, mandated by Congress, is to ensure that systems are designed with highly cohesive, loosely coupled, and severable modules that can be competed separately and acquired from various, diverse suppliers.  Numerous diverse benefits and opportunities are afforded by MOSA to acquirers and suppliers alike, but there are also various risks to be considered as well.

This presentation will review specifics of the MOSA implementation recommendations developed and being released now in a white paper by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Architecture Committee. This committee, comprised of various members of the defense industry – including contractors, DoD, and the services, applied objectivity, insight, and lessons learned to deduce and inform each recommendation.  By using systems engineering principles to explore and understand the attributes of system modularity and openness, it will be explained what needs to be done today to achieve MOSA implementation success for stakeholders – once and for all.


Blog

President's note, January 2019

Kirk Kittell

Jan 07, 2019

Hello all. Happy New Year. I'm Kirk Kittell, a systems engineer at Boeing and the 2019 INCOSE Midwest Gateway Chapter president. Before we get started, I'd like to thank John Thompson, the outgoing president, and outgoing board members Jake Hertenstein and Mike Franco, for their service to the organization and its members. This year we're going to build on their work.

Thursday, January 24: Our first event of the year is a networking event at Sports Cafe in Bridgeton. For more information, see: http://incose-mgc.org/social. If you're a chapter member, and you bring a colleague who isn't a member, I'll buy you a drink.

2019-Q3 Planning Survey. We're looking ahead to third quarter events. Help us decide what to focus on: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FTJT8Q.

The chapter needs your help to operate:

  • We have an open position on the board: if you are interested in serving as chapter secretary, email me (kirk.kittell@incose-mgc.org)
  • The chapter board is having a strategic planning meeting for 2019-Q1 programs this Wednesday, Jan 9; see http://incose-mgc.org/spm for more information. You're welcome to join us—send me an email and I'll get you integrated.
  • Join our volunteer email list and be notified whenever we need a hand: http://eepurl.com/gas8Pf

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