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9th Annual Systems Engineering Conference

          “Focusing on Improving Performance of Defense Systems Programs”

San Diego, CA

23-26 October 2006




Table of Contents




Tuesday, 24 October 2006


Spanning the Government and the Globe by  Mr. Mike Kern



General Session


Acquisition Transformation and Accelerating Change by The Honorable James Finley


USAF Systems Engineering by Mr. Terry Jaggers


OSD/Services Chief Engineers’ Panel by Mr. Carl Siel


9th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference by Mr. Mark D. Schaeffer


Track 1


Understanding the Technical Rationale and Intent of Requirements by Mr. John Chobany


Systems Engineering in Venus Satellite by Mr. Jacob Herscovitz


The Value of Systems Engineering by Mr. Al Mink


Systems Engineering Revitalization Efforts by Mr. Bob Skalamera


Space Information & Intelligence System by Mr. Peter Sardella


Track 2


Advancing the Role of DT&E in the Systems Engineering Process: An Update on the NDIA Systems Engineering Division DT&E Committee by Dr. George Ka’iliwai, Mr. John Lohse, Mr. Tom Wissink


Test & Evaluation in the Virtual World by Dr. David R. Pratt and Dr. Robert W. Franceschini


Program Success Through SE Discipline in Technology Maturity by Mr. Chris DiPetto


Systems Engineers Provide a Key Contribution and Role in System Integration and Test by Mr. William Lyders


Track 3


Program Support: Perspectives and Systemic Issues by Mr. Dave Castellano


Systems Engineering –The Defense Acquisition System’s Environmental Management System

(EMS) by Mr. Sherman Forbes


A Closer Look at the Housing Bubble and Requirements Management by Mr. Jimmy Thai


Cost Efficient Risk Management Through Integrated T&E Throughout the Systems Engineering Life-Cycle

by Mr. Josh Tribble


Track 4


Insight: Operability Testing for High Availability Systems by Mr. Edward Beck


Systems Approach of Prognostics by Mr. David K. Han, Mr. Michael G. Pecht, and Mr. Davinder K. Anand


Utilizing Current Test Strategies to Drive Diagnostics Development, Deployment and

Support Through Software Tools by Mr. Duane Lowenstein


Track 5


Model Based Systems Engineering and How it Aids DoD Acquisition & Systems Engineering by Mr. Dwayne Hardy


Implementing the Acquisition M&S Master Plan by CAPT Mike Lilienthal, MSC, USN


Planning Modeling and Simulation Support to Systems Engineering by Mr. James W. Hollenbach


Model Driven Systems Engineering: Linking the “Vee” by Mr. Tim Tritsch, Ms. Janice Magill, and Mr. James Newbury


Track 6


Architecture, Requirement, and Software: A Cooperative  Approach to Product Management by Mr. Jonathan Casey and Mr. Mark Minnucci


Reference Architecture and The JCIDS Process Network Centric Systems by Mr. Chuck Sammons


DoD Enterprise Architecting: Joint Issues Derived From SOF Air Analysis by Major Todd L. Wieser, Major Gregory Miller, Major Aaron Piepkorn, Major James Kennedy, and Dr. Robert Mills, Dr. John Colombi


The Use of Patterns in Enterprise Architecture by Satya Moorthy, Dr. Robert Cloutier


Track 7


CMMI—Next Steps by Ms. Kristen Baldwin


How Does High Maturity Benefit the Customer? By Dr.Mr. Rick Hefner

Practical Experiences and Lessons Learned in Implementing CMMI by Mr. Michael T. Kutch, Jr. and Mr. Mike Knox


Track 8


How applying the Team Software ProcessSM (TSP) and Personal Software ProcessSM (PSP)

can increase Software Supportability by Mr.Bradley Hodgins


Early Application of Computer Program Systems Integration, Test and Performance Measurement

by Mr. Tom Sobieralski


Wednesday, 25 October 2006


System Engineering and Integration for Submarine Combat Systems in the COTS Environment by

Mr. Dennis J. Cooper, Ms. Joan Sienkiewicz, and Mr. Mike Oliver


How to Create and Select High Value, Innovative, Competitive and Economic Concepts

for New Systems? By Mr. Jacob Herscovitz


The Next Generation of Air Force SE to the Early Stages of Life Cycleby Mr. Jeff Loren


Step 1 for Systems Engineering: Establish a Tangible Requirement Management Process by

Mr. Jim Miller


Systems Engineering for Rapid Prototyping: A Practical Application by Maj Monte Cannon, Maj Greg Buckner,

Maj Greg Buttram, Maj Michael Jiru, Maj Arlene Collazo, Dr. Brian Hermann, Dr. John Colombi


Top 5 Issues Update, Mr. Bob Rassa


Top 5 Software Issues Update, Mr. Bob Rassa


Product-based Systems Engineering Requirements by Mr. Brian Shaw, Mr. Larry Pennell, and  Mr. Dave Davis


Concept for an Enterprise Wide (EW) System Engineering Collaborative Engineering Environment by Dr. David Signori, Dr. Jimmie McEver, Dr. Kenneth Jordan, and Dr. Stuart Starr


Track 2


The Test and Evaluation of EO Sensors by Mr. Raymond F. Beach


Toward Flight Testing Less, Better by Mr. Dean Carico


Test & Evaluation in the Virtual World by Dr. David R. Pratt and Dr. Robert W. Franceschini


DoD Weapons/Explosive Safety Service – Unique, Inconsistent, Duplicate and Common Testing

Standards/Requirements - Are Yours Here? By Mr. Scott Rideout


Defense View on Considerations for System of Systems SE by Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Dr. Judith Dahmann, and Ms. Robin Gullifer


Implementing Systems Engineering in a Sustainment Environment by Mr. Jim Miller


Suitable Metrics for Measuring the Effectiveness of the Systems Engineering Process by Mr. Benjamin Q. Luong

and Ms. Lauren L. Nguyen


A New Strategy for Submarine Payload Integration The VIRGINIA Multi -Mission Payload Module

by Mr. John Pavlos


Performance-Based Earned Value by Mr. Paul J. Solomon


Track 3


Cost As An Independent Variable Balancing Performance and Affordability by Mr. Ed Casey


A Strategy for Program Success: Leading Indicators for Early Warning by Ms Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch


Quality / Systems Engineering Interfaces to Enhance Program Success by Dr. Jay Mandelbaum


Nunn-McCurdys Aren’t Fun! By Mr. Gary Payton


Certification of Flight Critical Systems by Mr. Herbert Hecht


Acquisition Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) – ODUSD(I&E) Role and Activities

by Ms. Patricia Huheey


Understanding the Joint Partnership between Program Management & Systems Engineering by

Mr. Samuel Son and Mr. Benjamin Q. Luong

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Seven Steps of an Effective Lessons Learned Process by Mr. Jimmy Thai


Lessons Learned from a Mature DMSMS Program by SQNLDR P.D.Weeding


Track 4


Update on the Process for Evaluating Logistics Readiness Levels (LRLs) by Ms. Elizabeth Broadus


Introduction to GEIA-STD STD-0007 0007 Logistics Product Data Logistics Product Data by

Mr. James Colson


Technical Data (an Output of Systems Engineering) in the Context of the LCMC by Mr. R. Miller


PBL Overview, Business and PBL Overview, Business and Metric Discussion Metric Discussion by

Dr. David Nowicki & Dr. Dinesh Verma, and Mr. Tom Parry


A System-of-Systems Approach to Component Commonality by Mr. Ivan W. Wolnek


Track 5


Practical Design Issues of Simulation-Based Acquisition by Mr. Kevin Tang, Dr. Charles Cohen, and

Mr. Glenn Beach


Modeling and Simulation (M&S) an Issue of Credibility by Mr. David Henry


Information Assurance for Distributed M&S Standards by Mr. Scott Holben


An Effective UML Process by Mr. Jeffrey O. Grady


Using Technical Data for Program Assessment by Mr. Henson Graves, and Mr. Jim Hollenbach


Interactive Visualization Development For Rapid Response by Ms. Therese Metcalf


Missile Operations and Support Simulation (MOSS) Method by Mr. Rob Slater


AIMS by Mr. John Rivers


Track 6


“The Net-Centric Foxhole” Perspectives from Army Future Combat Systems Mr. D. Emery


GES4 - Generic Environment Simulator for SoS (System of Systems)


New Perceptions in Coping with System of (SoS ) by Dr. Daniel Leshem


Managing the “Trick-Bag” of Intersystem Coupling by Mr. Jeffrey S. Levin


Capability Acquisition Strategy Analysis: A Real Options Approach by Mr. Shin-Jyh Frank Chang,

Mr. Gary Backus, Ms. Michele Steinbach


Humans-In-The-Loop – Challenges in a Complex SoS Environment by Dr. Abe Meilich.


Open Architecture as an Enabler for FORCEnet by: Mr. Tom Hedge


Final Presentation for the Implication of FORCEnet on Coalition Forces

Track 7

Optimizing Risk Management by
Mr. Rick Bollinger

Thursday, 26 October 2006

Track 1

Dominant Air Power: Design For Tomorrow…Deliver Today Global Hawk Integrated Risk Management Global

Trusted Information Management Framework by Dr. John F. Coughlin

Improving Systems Engineering Process Through Value Stream Mapping by Mr. Brent Theodore

Adapting the Vee Model to Accomplish Systems Engineering on Change Projects by Ms. Lauren Nguyen

Systems Engineering The Sequel 2006 TurboTax by Mr. Michael T. Kutch, Jr. and Mr. Mike Knox

Track 2

Safety of Unmanned Systems by Mr. Edward W. Kratovil

Integrating Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Risk Management into Systems Engineering Using the System Safety Methodology by Mr. Mr. Sherman Forbes

Engineering Practices for System Assurance by Mr. Paul R. Croll

DoD Software Engineering and System Assurance New Organization – New Vision by Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Horizontal Integration of ESOH Requirements for Future Combat Systems by Ms. Elizabeth A. Miller

Track 3

Problem Reporting is not a Problem, It’s an Opportunity by Mr. Scott Banks and Mr. Mark Pellegrini

Technology Program Management Model (TPMM) by Mr. Mike Ellis and Mr. Jeff Craver

Specifying Initial Design Review (IDR) and Final Design Review (FDR) Criteria by Ms. Mary Ann Lapham

Fostering Intra-Organizational Communication of Enterprise Systems Engineering Practices by Dr. Brian E. White

Anti-Tamper Overview and V&V Process by Major James Yurack

Effective Quality Assurance (QA) on Small Projects by Ms. Jean Swank, Ms. Jeanne Balsam, and Mr. Lee Sheiner

Track 4

Strategies for Systems Engineering Training by Dr. Rick Hefner

Comprehensive Training For Your Engineering Workforce by Mr. Michael T. Kutch, Jr.

Systems Engineering at Naval Postgraduate School by Mr. Eugene P. Paulo

Introducing Object Oriented Systems Engineering Methods to University Systems Engineering Curricula                        by Mr. Chris Ryder

Continuous Learning Module “Modeling & Simulation for Systems Engineering” by Mr. Michael Truelove

Track 5

How the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Product Line Approach Supports Concept Exploration by Dr. David R. Pratt,  Dr. Robert W. Franceschini, and Mr. Robert B. Burch

“Training” for Models: The Role of Knowledge Management in Applying Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to Systems Engineering by Dr. David R. Pratt and Dr. Robert W. Franceschini

A Predictive Model of User Equipage Costs for Future Air Traffic Services and Capabilities: An ADS-B Example by  Mr. Kent V. Hollinger, P.E., Mr. James D. Nickum, P.E., Mr. Doyle T. Peed, and Mr. Todd M. Stock

A Model-Driven Systems Engineering Approach for Unmanned Aircraft Airspace Integration by Mr. Joe Wolfrom,      Ms. Jennifer Rainey, and Mr. Ken McKneely

Track 6

Acquiring Evolving Technologies: Web Services Standards by Mr. Harry L. Levinson

Leveraging Open Source e-Commerce Tools to Enable Joint Operations by Mr. Steve Rowe, Mr. Josh Band, and Dr. Charles Cohen

Moving Beyond SNMP by Mr. James A. Mazzei

Hypothetical Military CONOPs for Wireless Sensor Networks by Mr. David A. Stuart


Product Support Committee by Mr. Richard L. (Dick) Engwall


Determining System Interoperability Using an Integration Readiness Level by Stevens Institute of Technology


Track 7


The Quest for Practical DFSS (Design-for-Six-Sigma) Tools - PGMM Case Study by Mr. Doug Storsved and Mr. James Kalberer


“Pattern Library for use in Weapons System Engineering” by Mr. Frank Salvatore

Mission Assurance within the framework of CMMI by Ms. Kathy Stone



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