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Program meetings typically 2nd Tuesday of month
Time: 6:00-7:00 CST
Food & networking at 5:30

Physical Locations

*Bell Helicopter
*L-3- Arlington
*L-3- Greenville
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Palmdale
*Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney

Check out presentations from previous North Texas INCOSE Chapter Meetings!

Presentations can be found here

Board meetings typically 1st Tuesday of month
Time: 5:30-6:00 CST

Remote Program Access
Contact incose.ntx @ out look . com to be added to our meeting emails.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter Meeting May  12

The Digital Thread, Advanced Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 by Dr. Don Kinard

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Over the past decade or so the digital thread has provided great opportunities to improve engineering and manufacturing products and has allowed unprecedented levels of automation in the aerospace industry. More recently the maturation of the digital thread has provided opportunities to integrate our large IT systems to initiate the start of Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution, the revolution of data.

Bio: Dr. Don Kinard is a Senior Fellow for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Production Operations and has been with LM for 35 years. Currently Don supports Digital Transformation at Aeronautics as well as programs such as F-35. Prior to his current assignment he was lead for the F-35 Fighter Production System (rate transition) development for F-35 and earlier the Director of F-35 Production Engineering responsible for Joint Strike Fighter Tooling, Planning, Manufacturing Engineering, and Aircraft Systems Testing. Before joining F-35 in 2004 Dr. Kinard held various positions in both Engineering and Manufacturing during his 18 years on the F-22.

Don is also the lead for the LM Corporate Fellow’s Manufacturing Team whose objective is to develop and share engineering, manufacturing, and sustainment technologies throughout all of the LM business units. His technical interests include materials and structures, digital thread integration, Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, manufacturing system design, and production management. In 2018 Dr. Kinard was named as one of the Smart Industries 50 leaders in digital transformation honoring individuals across industry who are making a difference in their organizations’ pursuit and embrace of digital transformation.

Dr. Kinard earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a PhD (Physical Chemistry- Polymers/Composites focused) from Texas A&M University.


Peterbilt Tour - Postponed

Join us for a factory tour of Peterbilt

Location: 3200 Airport Rd, Denton, TX 75207
Closed toe shoes and pants are required. No shorts or loose clothing. You may bring your own safety glasses if you have them. We will provide safety glasses for those that need them. Prefer you take off watches and jewelry. If you have a metal belt buckle don’t lean against any cabs or trucks.
This event will be for chapter members, their families, and friends. However, children under 16 may not get approval. We are willing to put them on the list and try, but they have denied them in the past. We must provide a list of names by April 24th.



Chapter Meeting June 9

Early System V&V Using SysML Simulation by Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Webinar demonstrates recent trends in system model execution with SysML to perform early validation and latter architecture and design verification. We will demonstrate system simulation, automated requirements verification, test cases specification and automated execution. We will use Cameo Simulation Toolkit which is integrating pluggable evaluation engines and standards to enable out of the box system model execution and analysis.

NASA perspective on recent trends in executable models: “This is an important development since it requires minimal configuration, can be used earlier in the lifecycle and can evolve as the design matures.”

Full hands-on one day tutorial on system simulation will be provided at MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium at Allen Texas. Reserve your spot at

Bio: Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd - Chief MBSE Solutions Architect at 3DS CATIA | No Magic Cyber Systems Center of Excellence

17 years of experience working on modeling solutions. Working as a chief MBSE solutions architect, consultant, and trainer. Former analyst and PLM products integration manager in R&D department core MagicDraw team with 10 years of experience. Major expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, SysML. Successfully helping major companies to adopt MBSE.

Major practical expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, requirements, data interchange, SysML, UML, traceability, modeling solutions, change and configuration management. Helping major companies adopting MBSE: Ford, Boeing, NASA, NGC, Draper, Raytheon, UTAS, BAH, MITRE, L3Harris. Multiple research and practical articles in model-based architecture and analysis at INCOSE, NDIA, etc. Founder of "MBSE Execution" Youtube channel on model simulation and chief editor of a modeling community blog ( dedicated to sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Representative at INCOSE CAB. In 2018 received lifetime achievement in MBSE and Modeling award from No Magic, Inc. “Cameo Award for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence.”
BS Electronics and telecommunication (Kaunas University of Technology)
MS Telecommunication engineering (Kaunas University of Technology)
PhD Computer Science (Kaunas University of Technology)
OCSMP - OMG-Certified SysML Modeling Professional
OCUP - OMG-Certified UML Professional
ASEP - Associated SE profesional (CSEP is pending).


2020 MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium

21-24 June 2020 Postponed to 2021

Allen, Texas

Register Here

Chapter Meeting July 14


Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


Chapter Meeting August 11

TBD by Dr. Long Dong

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


Chapter Meeting September 8

TBD by Ken Garlington

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


Chapter Meeting October 13

TBD by Chris Schreiber

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


Chapter Meeting November 10

TBD by Ursula Christian

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


Holiday event will be held Friday, December 04, 2020

Location is TBD

Save the date.



All Events

San Diego Chapter - DevOps Tutorial

This event is free to all.

This tutorial is VIRTUAL/ONLINE only.

Please RSVP Here

Date: Saturday, June 20th 2020, 9am – 2:30pm (Pacific Time)

Please Note: This tutorial is purely VIRTUAL/ONLINE.

Cost: Free.

Online Webcast Link:We will be using GoToMeeting software, and it will not require a download/install if using the Chrome browser.

Online Webcast Link:

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 423-747-781

NOTE – A certificate of attendance of this tutorial can be obtained by emailing us at This letter may be accepted as a Certified Educational Unit (CEU); please inquire with your organization.

  • In exchange for presenting, attendee names and emails will be provided to the presenters. If you do not want your name/email provided to the presenters email us at and we will ensure that your name/email info is not provided.
    Thank you.


What is DevOps, and why should Systems Engineers learn about it?

Development Operations (DevOps) is a set of practices which combines software development and information-technology operations to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery. DevOps stresses continuous highly-automated testing; the code is tested for (among other things) errors (bugs), formatting, functionality, and often times security vulnerabilities (this is called SecDevOps, or DevSecOps). The code may also be automatically packaged and delivered/deployed.

Please join us for training and demonstrations in DevOps products, and to view actual DevOps ‘pipelines’ in action!

DevOps practices accelerate the pace of digital transformation, and overcome challenges such as maintenance and compliance. Traditional approaches risk slowing software delivery, exacerbating audit pain, and leaving organizations with an incomplete view of compliance posture.

DevOps is also about removing the barriers between traditionally siloed teams, development and operations. Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams work together across the entire software application life cycle, from development and test through deployment to operations. To improve collaboration and productivity DevOps automates infrastructure, workflow, and continuously measuring application performance. Developers deliver code is small chunks (new features, bug fix, etc.) that are integrated, tested, monitored and deployed. DevOps has a three pronged approach:

  • Plan & write code: the Dev team plan and write code using Code Configuration Management
  • Build & Test: while writing the code the developer can build and test code
  • Release & Deploy: automate the process of delivering that code to customer.


Tutorial Agenda:

    • OpsHub 9:00am – 11:00pm (Pacific Time) (1.5 hour presentation, approx. 30 min for Q&A)
    • Break 11:00-11:30 (Lunchtime plus ability to network via Chat)
    • Puppet 11:30am – 1:00pm (Pacific Time) (1.0 hour presentation, approx. 30 min for Q&A)
    • Crafty Penguins 1:00am – 2:30pm (Pacific Time) (1.0 hour presentation, approx. 30 min for Q&A)

Presenter:  opshub

DevOps Integration

Modern product development needs alignment between the cross-functional teams in an enterprise. The primary driving forces behind this advancement is the unprecedented complexity of the products that are to be developed and increased customer expectations. OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM) provides to enterprise integration platform to meet the needs of modern systems engineering approach. OIM enables enhanced collaboration and productivity across the product delivery chain and reduces the risks of delayed deliveries and helps deliver better quality product to the customer.

Speaker Bio: Vibhuti Bhushan is the VP of Products and Marketing at OpsHub. He comes with 16 years of rich experience in Engineering, Product Management and Marketing. Prior to OpsHub, he worked with EMC, NetApp, and SAP in various technical and leadership roles.

Presenter: Puppet

DevOps Environment:

Puppet is designed to manage the configuration of Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems declaratively. The user describes system resources and their state, either using Puppet’s declarative language or a Ruby DSL (domain-specific language). This information is stored in files called “Puppet manifests”.

Speaker bio will be provided at a later date.


Presenter: Crafty Penguins

DevOps Engineering

Crafty Penguins has been instrumental in driving continuous improvements in their clients’ IT infrastructure and thrive on creating solutions that can grow with their client’s needs and complex structures. They love playing in the sandbox of the Linux and Open Source world. From coding to databases to hardware to advanced networking, we get the variety of work we crave. The industry, technologies, best practices, and hot topics are constantly evolving which keeps us on our toes and forces us to embrace challenges, be open to change, and continuously innovate.

Speaker Bio: Richard Clark, Team Lead and VP Engineering is responsible for pragmatic architecting of systems for clients and internally, and to support the team as needed with assistance and guidance. Outside of those needs his focus is on client software engineering work specializing in Devops and SaaS full stack development. He has been involved with Linux since early 1994, and enjoys bringing the Linux/GNU based OS to as many companies and individuals as he can, including recent work to help setup Linux based computer labs for Students and Hospitals in Guinea, Africa.

Through the 90’s Richard was focused on IT management. Through the early 2000’s he worked as Sr. Software Engineer on various embedded software projects. In 2011 Richard joined the company as a Systems Architect specializing in Linux systems. He labels himself as Jack of all trades and Master of whatever he has been working on for the last month.

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