Systems Engineering Seminar

The Need for Systems Engineering in Technology Development Programs
Overview of INCOSE and the Chesapeake Chapter

Presented by:
John Thomas, President Elect, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton

George W. Anderson, President, Chesapeake Chapter INCOSE, i2S, Inc.

August 3, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Building 3 Auditorium


The Need for Systems Engineering in Technology Development Programs
Overview of INCOSE and the Chesapeake Chapter

Mr. Thomas will discuss why systems engineering is critical in the early conceptual and technology development phases in addition to the mission development phase of a mission.

Mr. Anderson will provide an introduction to the International Council on Systems Engineering and the activities of the local Chesapeake Chapter.



Photo of John Thomas John Thomas is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton and its Lead Systems Engineer. He leads teams that plan and execute multi-million dollar complex system programs. His clients include U.S. government and industries worldwide. Johnís current focus is supporting complex systems development activities for the U.S. federal government. With Johnís Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) stewardship, Booz Allen (a $5 billion strategy and technology consulting firm) has invested in its Systems Engineers and SE methodologies for the purpose of enhancing the SE profession and its practitioners.

Johnís leadership assignments span program and engineering management, strategic planning, stakeholder communications, conflict management, business process analysis, activity-based costing, solutions concept development, systems synthesis (systems architecting, design, alternatives evaluation), systems integration, and systems verification/validation testing and operational test and evaluation.

John also is a business coach and mentor to a number of Booz Allenís senior technical and management professionals. He is a spokesperson for Booz Allen, speaking to groups and media to help raise the relevance and importance of Booz Allenís systems engineers and SE&I services.



Photo of George Anderson George Anderson has more than 40 years experience as a practicing Systems, Aeronautical and Mechanical engineer. He has worked in the Aviation, Automotive and Defense Contracting Business areas and is currently employed by Camber/I2s, in Columbia, MD as a senior systems engineer working in standards and strategic planning. Prior to joining Camber, he worked for Titan, Inc. as a Systems Architect, for TASC, as a Process Engineer, and, for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as a member of the Major Aircraft Accident Investigation (Go) Team . He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and engineer where he participated in the design, procurement and engineering support of the A-10, C12, F-111, F-105, and F-100 aircraft. He flew combat missions in Viet Nam in the EC-47 Electronic Warfare aircraft and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission flown in support of the Marines during the battle of Khe-Sanh. He earned his BS degree at the US Air Force Academy in 1964 and a MSAE from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) School of Engineering in 1973. He has recently been recognized by recent company and DoD citations for his work with architecture development, process improvement, and contributions to improving network interoperability..



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