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Past Events Archive

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

This listing of past events is provided to show the wide range of organizations that ODASD(SE) engages with to accomplish its mission and reach the DoD acquisition community.

2013
  • 2013 INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering Workshop, January 26–27, 2013
    2013 INCOSE International Workshop, January 26–29, 2013
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

    INCOSE's International Workshop is the event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art. Unlike INCOSE's annual International Symposium and other conferences, there are no paper, panel or tutorial presentations. Instead, attendees spend 4 days working alongside fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward. IW2012 facilitates working meetings for groups engaged in INCOSE's major projects and in international Standards development, workshops to explore the Systems Engineering challenges in new sectors, opportunities for Chapter leaders to meet and share best practice, support sessions to help you get the most out of INCOSE's shared working environment and a broad range of other technical meetings. The INCOSE MBSE Workshop is being held concureently with the International Workshop. This 2 day workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the latest MBSE activities, and to network with others involved in MBSE. The theme continues to emphasize the role of systems modeling in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment. The Workshop includes a combination of in-depth presentations, and facilitated break-out sessions. The presentations focus on systems modeling applications and the integration with hardware and software design modeling and engineering analysis models. The breakout sessions focus on high-interest and high-value topical areas including system of systems modeling, systems modeling and requirements flowdown, model management, as well as usability considerations associated with MBSE.

  • National Engineers Week 2013
    Sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation
    February 17–24, 2013

    This year’s Engineers Week theme, Celebrate Awesome, celebrates engineers, engineering students, and technicians—and all of the amazing things they do everyday to make the world a better place.

  • 11th Annual Conference on SE Research (CSER)
    Organized by Georgia Tech in conjunction with the Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California.
    March 19–22, 2013, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA

    CSER is the leading conference and platform for systems engineering that both pushes the boundaries of current research and identifies and responds to new challenges, fostering new research ideas. At CSER 2013, researchers from around the world will be presenting papers addressing societal challenges and next-generation systems for meeting them. Papers will address topics from evolutionary systems to smart grid and infrastructure, workforce training and defense and aerospace.

  • 25th Annual IEEE Software Technology Conference (STC)
    Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society in cooperation with IEEE Software
    April 8–11, 2013, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, UT

    The Software Technology Conference's theme is "Back to the Future: Enabling Mission Success Through Software Technology." The conference goals are to return attendees to their workplace more knowledgeable of emerging technologies and methodologies; more capable of solving tomorrows challenges; having met other like-minded professionals to begin the collaboration process and provide a forum for software and software intensive systems enterprise leaders from Government, industry, and technology research organizations to share their vision and perspective directly with practitioners, managers, engineers, and innovators.

  • 2013 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop
    Sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    April 8–12, 2013, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

    The Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW) is a semiannual event encompassing a broad range of model and simulation issues,applications and communities. The Workshop consists of a series of forums and special sessions addressing interoperability issues and proposed solutions; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools and techniques; and exhibits displaying the latest technological advances.

  • IEEE International Systems Conference 2012
    Sponsored by the IEEE Systems Council
    April 15–18, 2013, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

    This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of systems engineering across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of complex systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing applications-oriented topics on large-scale systems and system-of-systems; systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies for the system-of-systems environment; and research opportunities and results relating to system-of-systems.

  • 8th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)
    Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Reliability Society
    June 2–6, 2013, Makena Beach & Golf Resort Resort, Maui, HI

    IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society and IEEE Reliability Society announce the 8th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) with its vast ramifications in numerous engineering fields such as control, computing, communication, information technology and in applications such manufacturing, defense, national security, aerospace, aeronautics, energy, environment, healthcare, and transportation. The conference theme is "SoSE in Cloud Computing and Emerging Information Technology Applications," two areas of significant investment within the public and private sectors as well as being significant initiatives areas of IEEE.

  • 23rd Annual International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    June 24–27, 2013, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

    The INCOSE International Symposium is the premier international forum for Systems Engineering. Participants network, share ideas, knowledge and practices, and learn more about the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in Systems Engineering. Presentations and tutorials will address ways in which Systems Engineering principles, processes and perspectives are performed today and how Systems Engineering may influence our future. Topics of value include technology insertion, process improvements, and organizational governance of the systems we make, manage, operate and maintain over their life cycle, for the benefit of mankind.

  • 2013 SISO Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop
    Sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    September 16–20, 2013, Florida Mall Conference Center, Orlando, FL

    The Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW) is a semiannual event encompassing a broad range of model and simulation issues,applications and communities. The Workshop consists of a series of forums and special sessions addressing interoperability issues and proposed solutions; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools and techniques; and exhibits displaying the latest technological advances.

  • 16th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Division with technical co-sponsorship by IEEE AES, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering
    October 29–31, 2013, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division and is supported by DASD(SE), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) 2013 Conference
    Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) 2013

    Organized by Universal Technology Corporation
    December 2–5, 2013, Gaylord Palms Hotel, Kissimmee, FL

    The DMSMS 2013 Conference will be co-located with the Defense Manufacturing Conference 2013 (DMC). The focus will be on the need for a DMSMS management program, as well as the policies, procedures, guidance, and automated tools to support the warfighter, such as Value Engineering, Total Life Cycle Management, or Parts Management. The DMC 2013 will focus on manufacturing issues of interest to the Department of Defense and its industrial base. DMSMS attendees with proper credentials will also be able to attend the DMC sessions without incurring additional registration fees, thus having access to more technical information while minimizing travel costs. An expanded Exhibit Hall will include all the leading organizations from both the DMC and DMSMS communities.

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2012
  • 2012 INCOSE International Workshop
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    January 21–24, 2012, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

    INCOSE's International Workshop is the event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art. Unlike INCOSE's annual International Symposium and other conferences, there are no paper, panel or tutorial presentations. Instead, attendees spend 4 days working alongside fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward. IW2012 facilitates working meetings for groups engaged in INCOSE's major projects and in international Standards development, workshops to explore the Systems Engineering challenges in new sectors, opportunities for Chapter leaders to meet and share best practice, support sessions to help you get the most out of INCOSE's shared working environment and a broad range of other technical meetings.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    January 30–February 2, 2012, Jacobs Conference Center, Huntsville, AL

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability (EIMI), System Engineering (G47), Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 28th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Test & Evaluation Division and supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) and the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E).
    March 12–15, 2012, The Westin Resort Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Island, SC

    The 28th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference will focus on the proper role(s) of Test and Evaluation in the Defense System Requirements Process. Valid, measureable, realistic and achievable requirements establish the foundation for successful materiel development programs. Experiences gained through years of testing and evaluating successful and unsuccessful systems provide the T&E community with a unique perspective on what constitutes valid, measureable (i.e. testable), realistic and achievable requirements.

  • 10th Annual Conference on SE Research (CSER)
    Organized by the Missouri University of Science & Technology in conjunction with the Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California.
    March 19–22, 2012, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, MO

    The 10th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2012) will present papers that will push the boundaries of systems engineering research and respond to new challenges for systems architecting and engineering.

  • IEEE International Systems Conference 2012
    Sponsored by the IEEE Systems Council
    March 19–22, 2012, Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    The theme of the IEEE International Systems Conference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking. This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of system design, development, and management, across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing.

  • 28th Annual NDIA Logistics Conference and Exhibition
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Logistics Division
    March 26–29, 2012, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL

    The conference theme is "Ensuring Operational Logistics Effectiveness" Balancing Affordability and Risk in a Resource Constrained World. This conference provides a national-level forum for exchanging ideas and sharing insights into improving the support to our nation’s warfighters across the spectrum of military operations. The conference brings together the senior logistics policy officials and senior practitioners attracting high-caliber government and industry participants. In addition, the expanded exhibit forum will highlight the best cutting-edge technologies being developed to support our warfighters in an efficient, interoperable manner.

  • 24th Annual Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC)
    Hosted by Software Technology Support Center, Hill AFB
    April 23–26, 2012, Marriot Downtown Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

    The Systems and Software Technology Conference will explore various technologies which will allow DoD to enhance, advance, and modernize the software-intensive systems that have become pervasive in our defense portfolio. SSTC will explore the tools, the processes, and the ideas which will increase the security of systems that are depended upon by our warfighters. Identity management and authentication, network security, and information assurance are all critical topics now being handled by the defense community.

  • 1st Annual Systems Engineering in the Washington Metropolitan Area (SEDC 2012) Conference
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter
    May 14–16, 2012, George Mason Inn and Conference Center, Fairfax, VA

    WMA, the largest chapter of INCOSE, will hold a regional conference with distinguished speakers from the Washington Metro Area including the Honorable Frank Kendall, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and Dr. Michael Ryschkewitsch, Chief Engineer, NASA.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    June 4–7, 2012, LMI, McLean, VA

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 22th Annual International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 9–12, 2012, Rome Marriott Park Hotel, Rome, Italy

    The INCOSE Italian Chapter together with the Region 3 Chapters will host the 22nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium (IS2012) in conjunction with the 8th Biennal European Systems Engineering Conference (EuSEC 2012) in Rome, Italy, July 9-12, 2012. Three thousand years of history in and around Rome, called - la città eterna – the eternal city - have laid down the foundation for a successful event, by providing Systems Engineers with many inspiring legacies in terms of systems innovation, sustainability and survivability, and reusability while at the same time offering an exciting and unforgettable tourist environment for you and your accompanying family members.

  • 46th Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Annual Workshop
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    September 10–13, 2012, Indianapolis, IN

    This is the TechAmerica's annual Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) meeting with reports from its associated committees. The program will include a separate training track for Configuration and Data Management as well as workshops in configuration management, enterprise information management interoperability, systems engineering, and life cycle logistics supportability.

  • A Roadmap to Readiness at Best Cost for Improving the Reliability and Safety of Ground Vehicles Workshop and Conference
    Sponsored by RMS Partnership
    September 19–20, 2012, Springfield, VA

    This is RMS Partnership's annual Fall workshop focused on reliability and maintainability engineering.

  • 15th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    October 22–25, 2012, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division and is supported by DASD(SE), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

  • Physics-Based Modeling In Design & Development for U.S. Defense Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    November 5–7, 2012, Hyatt Regency Tech Center—Denver, Denver, CO

    The goal of the conference on Physics-based Modeling in Design & Development for U.S. Defense is to facilitate design innovation to improve DoD acquisition by speeding adoption of advanced models and tools by the U.S. defense government/industry complex to reduce acquisition time, cost and risk and improve system performance.

  • SERC Sponsor Research Review
    Sponsored by the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center, A University Affiliated Research Center
    November 13, 2012, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

    This event focuses on a high-level review of SERC research strategies and priorities and includes input and feedback from the SERC sponsor community. The program consists of an afternoon session and an evening open house and poster session. The event brings together the SERC sponsor community with key SERC research objectives, outcomes, and transition opportunities, in addition to identifying new sponsor needs and how SERC systems research can solve them. This includes a SERC Open House Reception where all members of the Systems Engineering community are invited, including sponsors, collaborators, FFRDCs, industry, and SERC doctoral fellows.

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) & Standardization 2012 Conference
    Sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office
    November 26–29, 2012, Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, FL

    The objective of the DSMSMS & Standardization Conference 2012 is to focus on the need for DMSMS and standardization policies, procedures, guidance, and automated tools to support the warfighter, and includes activities required to attain this goal such as Value Engineering, Total Life Cycle Management, or Parts Management.

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2011
  • 2011 INCOSE International Workshop
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    January 29–February 1, 2011, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

    INCOSE's International Workshop is the event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art. IW2010 facilitates working meetings for groups engaged in INCOSE's major projects and in international Standards development, workshops to explore the Systems Engineering challenges in new sectors, opportunities for Chapter leaders to meet and share best practice, support sessions to help you get the most out of INCOSE's shared working environment and a broad range of other technical meetings. Attendees spend 4 days working alongside fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    January 29–February 3, 2011, Jacobs Conference Center, Huntsville, AL

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 27th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Test & Evaluation Division and supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) and the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E). Cosponsors of this symposium are the C4ISR Division and Systems Engineering Divisions of NDIA.
    March 14–17, 2011, Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina, Tampa, FL

    Test and Evaluation is often looked at by Program Managers, Program Executive Officers and other proponents of weapon systems as an unwelcome obstacle to the deployment of systems to the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Most engineers, technicians and program administrators recognize that test and evaluation is an integral part of the scientific method of systematically assessing the effectiveness, suitability and survivability of hardware, software and personnel. This national conference will focus on policies, methods, and approaches that could better serve the ultimate consumer of our T&E efforts, the warfighter. With Tampa the home of both the U.S. Special Forces Command and the U.S. Southern Command, it will provide a fertile opportunity to see and hear first-hand about how T&E could better serve our fighting forces.

  • NDIA Systems Development Performance Measurement Working Group
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    March 22–23, 2011, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

    This senior level Working Group, involving both industry and government/military, is focused on identifying potential measures, indicators, and methods for Systems Development Performance Measurement in Program Support Reviews. This is related to the USD (AT&L) memo "Better Buying Power" (Sept. 14, 2010) to only conduct reviews that "support major investment decisions or to uncover and respond to significant program execution issues" and to the requirement in the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act 2009 (WSARA) for joint Developmental Test and Evaluation and Systems Engineering tracking and reporting on Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) achievement of measurable performance criteria.

  • 27th Annual NDIA Logistics Conference and Exhibition
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Logistics Division
    March 28–31, 2011, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL

    NDIA's Annual National Logistics Conference and Exhibition has become the premier national-level forum for exchanging ideas and sharing insights into improving the support to our nation’s warfighters across the spectrum of military operations. The conference brings together the senior logistics policy officials and senior practitioners attracting high-caliber government and industry participants. In addition, the expanded exhibit forum will highlight the best cutting-edge technologies being developed to support our warfighters in an efficient, interoperable manner.

  • IEEE International Systems Conference 2011
    Sponsored by the IEEE Systems Council
    April 4–7, 2011, Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    The theme of the IEEE International Systems Conference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking. The IEEE Systems Council facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems and applications. System-level thinking is essential in the world today, not only for technical systems but also for society at large. The Council addresses the discipline of systems engineering, including the issues and complexities of system-level and system-of-systems applications, focusing on the total systems effectiveness of complex integrated systems of national and global significance. This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of system design, development, and management, across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned.

  • 9th Annual Conference on SE Research (CSER)
    Jointly sponsored by the University of Southern California and The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)'s LA Chapter, in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology.
    April 15–16, 2011, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel, Redondo Beach, CA

    The objective of this conference is to provide practitioners and researchers in academia, industry, and government with a common platform to present, discuss and influence Systems Engineering research, and to enhance the practice of Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering education.

  • 23rd Annual Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC)
    Hosted by Software Technology Support Center, Hill AFB
    May 16–19, 2011, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

    SSTC 2011 will focus on connecting attendees with technological advancements associated with building better systems and software in support of our defense forces.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    May 16–19, 2011, Holiday Inn, Charlotte, NC

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 21th Annual International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    June 20–23, 2011, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

    This symposium is the leading annual international conference on Systems Engineering. An estimated 1000 delegates world-wide will participate in presentations, academic forum, tutorials/courses, workshops, panel discussions and exhibition. The program attracts a mix of professionals, researchers and educators from industry, government and the academia.

  • 6th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE 2011)
    Sponsored by IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society and IEEE Reliability Society
    June 27–30, 2011, Sheraton Hotel-Albuquerque Uptown, Albuquerque, NM

    The conference theme is "SoSE in Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, and Cyber Security," three areas of significant investment within the public and private sectors as well as being significant initiatives areas of IEEE. Papers on theories, methodologies, and applications of System of Systems Engineering in science, technology, industry, and education are welcome.

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) & Standardization 2011 Conference
    Sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office
    August 29–September 1, 2011, Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, FL

    The objective of the DSMSMS & Standardization Conference 2011 is to focus on the need for DMSMS and standardization policies, procedures, guidance, and automated tools to support the warfighter, and includes activities required to attain this goal such as Value Engineering, Total Life Cycle Management, or Parts Management.

  • 45th Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Annual Workshop
    Sponsored by TechAmerica
    August 29–September 1, 2011, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO

    This is the TechAmerica's annual Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) meeting with reports from its associated committees. The program will include a separate training track for Configuration and Data Management as well as workshops in configuration management, enterprise information management interoperability, systems engineering, and life cycle logistics supportability. The conference minutes and presentations are available.

  • 14th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    October 24–27, 2011, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division and is supported by the Director, Systems Engineering, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer. The conference presentations are now available.

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2010
  • RAMS 2010, The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
    Sponsored by Ten Professional Societies
    January 25–28, 2010, Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA

    With this year's theme, "Transcending Traditional Reliability Approaches—from Theory to Practice," RAMS 2010 will focus on the continuing development of reliability (and safety) as a competitive advantage in every industry from communications and energy to transportation and defense. In the history of this Symposium, reliability, maintainability, and safety have never been more crucial in the design, development, and operation of components systems and networks.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica, formerly GEIA Group, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
    January 25–28, 2010, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Workshop
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    February 5–7, 2010, Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel, Mesa, AZ

    The INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Workshop provides an opportunity to both learn about the latest MBSE activities and contribute to the INCOSE MBSE Roadmap and Plans. The workshop will include presentations by MBSE Challenge Teams on the 2-3 hard problems/challenges they solved and the 2-3 challenges that still need to be solved. Additional presentations are scheduled on related topics, including Model Management and the tie-in to Product Life Cycle Management, MBSE Metrics, the Wymorian MBSE Approach, System Ontology, and updates on modeling languages: SysML, UPDM, and OPM. Working sessions will also be held to engage the workshop participants in identifying MBSE challenges that need to be addressed to move MBSE forward.

  • 2010 INCOSE International Workshop
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    February 6–9, 2010, Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel, Mesa, AZ

    INCOSE's International Workshop is the event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art. IW2010 facilitates working meetings for groups engaged in INCOSE's major projects and in international Standards development, workshops to explore the Systems Engineering challenges in new sectors, opportunities for Chapter leaders to meet and share best practice, support sessions to help you get the most out of INCOSE's shared working environment and a broad range of other technical meetings. Attendees spend 4 days working alongside fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward.

  • 26th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Test & Evaluation Division
    March 1–4, 2010, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    This year's conference theme is "Defense Test & Evaluation in a Net-Centric World." Changing national defense priorities and rapidly developing technologies are fueling the trend toward interconnections between a broad array of defense networks. These networks involve not only real-time combat command and control but also logistics, intelligence, electronic data bases and a host of other nodes. The days of testing and evaluating individual weapon systems in a stand-alone mode without concurrently assessing them as integral parts of a much larger network of players are over. This national conference will focus on this reality and address how test and evaluation can assure that those systems destined to function in such a net-centric highly interconnected combat environment will function as required. Recent policy initiatives to systematically apply Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology to Test and Evaluation activities of the DoD and DHS will also be presented and discussed. The conference will address the implications of of recent defense acquisition panels and study groups regarding how to improve the T&E—defense acquisition process as well as the recent actions by the Congress to address the growing need to strengthen early developmental testing.

  • 8th Annual Conference on SE Research (CSER)
    Sponsored by the Stevens Institute of Technology and Delft University of Technology in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC)
    March 17–19, 2010, Stevens Institute of Technology Campus, Hoboken, NJ

    The objective of this conference is to provide practitioners and researchers in academia, industry, and government with a common platform to present, discuss and influence Systems Engineering research, and to enhance the practice of Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering education.

  • IEEE Systems Conference 2010
    Sponsored by the IEEE Systems Council
    April 5–8, 2010, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    The theme of the IEEE International Systems Conference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking. The IEEE Systems Council facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems and applications. System-level thinking is essential in the world today, not only for technical systems but also for society at large. The Council addresses the discipline of systems engineering, including the issues and complexities of system-level and system-of-systems applications, focusing on the total systems effectiveness of complex integrated systems of national and global significance. This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of system design, development, and management, across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Committees Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica, formerly GEIA Group, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
    April 12–15, 2010, Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, WA

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Configuration/Data Management, Enterprise Information Management Interoperability, System Engineering, Lifecycle Logistics Supportability Committees.

  • 2010 Acquisition Community Symposium: Achieving Excellence in a Changing Acquisition Environment
    Sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
    April 13, 2010, DAU Campus, Fort Belvoir, VA

    The Symposium will provide Service-level and industry perspectives on implementing a new direction in acquisition leadership and management. The Symposium will examine issues such as: Impact of Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) on acquisition, including workforce implications and Technical maturity and cost challenges facing defense program managers. Panels include perspectives from Acquisition Executives, Industry, and Congress as well as one focused on new acquisition initiatives. There will be seven breakout sessions including career field recruiting and retention.

  • 2010 Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC)
    Sponsored by Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 (rain day: May 16, 2010), The Great Meadow Foundation, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198

    This day-long event, open to the public, will feature students who have demonstrated significant interest and talent in science and engineering. Their mission: to launch one raw egg to a height of 825 feet with a flight time of 40 to 45 seconds and return the egg to the ground intact. The teams are competing for approximately $60K in scholarships and awards. Industry partners and all DoD Services will have exhibits open for students, teachers, parents, and other participants to visit during the event.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica, formerly GEIA Group, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
    June 14–17, 2010, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

    This is a periodic meeting of TechAmerica's Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), Enterprise Information Management Interoperability Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 20th Annual International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 11–15, 2010, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL

    This symposium is the leading annual international conference on Systems Engineering. An estimated 1000 delegates world-wide will participate in presentations, academic forum, tutorials/courses, workshops, panel discussions and exhibition. The program attracts a mix of professionals, researchers and educators from industry, government and the academia. The 2010 technical program is shaping up to be one of the most exciting as INCOSE and systems engineering stand at the gateway of the new millennium, ready to bring the world into the Systems Age that is upon us. Smart grids, alternative energy, medical systems interoperability, integrated military systems of systems, intelligent transportation systems, integrated mass transit, aerotropolis cities, colonization of space! These are just a few of the undertakings that are just around the corner. They are complex; and they must be engineered for success.

  • Systems of Systems/Developmental Test (SoS/DT) Collaborative Workshop
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association
    August 17, 2010, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

    This facilitated workshop is intended to frame issues and a way ahead for System of Systems Testing and Evaluation. We encourage Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders in and out of government with the requisite knowledge in System of Systems Engineering and/or SoS Test and Evaluation to attend. This will be a full-day interactive event and we are looking for people who can think strategically about solutions to test and evaluation challenges. Beth Wilson, co-chair of the DT&E Committee, will act as workshop facilitator. Please register by 1 July 2010.

  • 44th Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Conference
    Sponsored by GEIA Group, TechAmerica
    August 30–September 2, 2010, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO

    This is the annual TechAmerica (formerly ITAA/GEIA)'s Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) conference with reports from its associated committees. The program will include a separate training track for Configuration and Data Management as well as workshops in configuration management, enterprise information management interoperability, systems engineering, and life cycle logistics supportability.

  • Government-industry Training Workshop:Breaking Down Stovepipe Barriers to Benefit the Warfighter: Problem Solving Techniques for Program Managers, System Engineers and RMS/L Professionals
    Sponsored by RMS Partnership
    September 16, 2010, Waterfort Convention Center, Springfield, VA

    This workshop will feature keynote presentations, panels, and breakout sessions focused on reliability, maintainability, sustainability, and logistics.

  • USA Science & Engineering Festival
    October 10–24, 2010, Washington, DC and satellite locations nationwide

    The Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival will be the country's first national science festival and will descend on the Washington, D.C. area in the Fall of 2010. The Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States. The culmination of the Festival will be a two-day Expo in the nation’s capital that will give over 500 science & engineering organizations from all over the United States the opportunity to present themselves with a hands-on, fun science activity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

  • 13th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    October 25–28, 2010, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division and is supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Director, Systems Engineering and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) & Standardization 2010 Conference
    Sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office
    October 25–28, 2010, Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegaas, NV

    The objective of the DSMSMS & Standardization Conference 2010 is to focus on the need for DMSMS and standardization policies, procedures, guidance, and automated tools to support the warfighter, and includes activities required to attain this goal such as Value Engineering, Total Life Cycle Management, and Parts Management. Logistics Management of the foreseeable future will require current force support, reset of today's major systems, and development of the future force. This situation requires technical initiatives throughout the life cycle, preparing for constant changes in industrial base capabilities. As the military seeks a quicker, more lethal warfighting capability, we must also implement business practices that respond to non-availability issues rapidly and efficiently. Utilization of modern information technology to anticipate problems and share solutions becomes a requirement to support the warfighter. This conference will present an opportunity to hear the views of military and industrial leaders on what will be required to support the modern warfighter and a forum to discuss the best programmatic, technical and logistics approaches.

  • 2010 Program Executive Officers'/Systems Commanders'(PEO/SYSCOM) Commanders' Conference and Program Managers Forum
    Sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
    November 2–4, 2010, Officers Club, Fort Belvoir, VA

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2009
  • DAU Hot Topic Forum: Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) Preparation
    Sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Alumni Association and the DAU Acquisition Community Connection
    January 21, 2009, 11:30 am–1 pm, Scott Hall, Hirsch Center, Fort Belvoir, VA

    The theme of the presentation is Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) Development. Ms. Lisa Reuss, OSD Sr. Systems Engineer, Assessment and Support, and Ms. Sharon Vannucci, also from OSD, will give the presentation. Both are reviewers of systems engineering plans for DoD acquisition programs. This no-cost event is part of the DAU Faculty Enrichment Program..

  • 2009 INCOSE International Workshop
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    January 31–February 3, 2009, San Francisco, CA

    The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)'s International Workshop represents an opportunity for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art of SE. Unlike INCOSE's annual International Symposium and other conferences, there are no paper or panel presentations. Instead, attendees spend four days immersed in a vibrant community of fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward. SSE is a member of INCOSE's Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) which also meets during the workshop.

  • ITAA/GEIA Systems, Standards & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by GEIA Group, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
    February 2–5, 2009, Hilton Phoenix East Mesa, Mesa, UT

    This is a periodic meeting of GEIA's Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), HSDII Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • 2009 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop
    Sponsored by Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    March 23–27, 2009, Doubletree Hotel Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

    This year's theme is "Network Modeling & Network Simulation Interoperability." The workshop offers an opportunity to hear guest speakers, review updates on standards development activities and the Certified M&S Professional Program, and view network M&S demos.

  • PDI 2009
    Sponsored by American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)
    May 26–29, 2009, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, TX

    The PDI 2009 event, with its theme of "Building the Stars of Tomorrow" is an excellent learning opportunity for financial management professionals. This year's PDI offers more than 80 workshops in the areas of Budget, Financial Management, Acquisition, Current Issues, Professional Development, and Information Technology.

  • TechAmerica Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) Meeting
    Sponsored by TechAmerica, formerly GEIA Group, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
    June 1–4, 2009, Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH

    This is a periodic meeting of GEIA's Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) with reports from its associated committees (Data & Configuration Management (G33), HSDII Committee, System Engineering (G47), and Life Cycle Logistics Supportability (LCLS)). The committees will hold working meetings following the SSTC report-outs.

  • International Applied Reliability Symposium - North America
    Sponsored by ReliaSoft Corporation and the System Reliability Center (SRC)
    June 9–12, 2009, Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    The International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) provides a forum for expert presenters from industry and government to come together with reliability practitioners from all over the world to discuss the application of reliability principles to meet real world challenges. This year's theme is "Sharing applications, success stories and lessons learned in reliability and maintainability engineering."

  • 19th Annual International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 19–23, 2009, Singapore

    This symposium is the leading annual international conference on Systems Engineering. An estimated 1000 delegates world-wide will converge upon Singapore to participate in presentations, academic forum, tutorials/courses, workshops, panel discussions and exhibition. The program attracts a mix of professionals, researchers and educators from industry, government and the academia. To be held in Singapore, and in Asia, for the first time, this symposium reflects the importance that INCOSE accords in promoting Systems Engineering in this region.

    INCOSE 2009 will be held in conjuction with the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE 2009). The theme for INCOSE / APCOSE 2009 is East meets West: The Human Dimension to Systems Engineering, highlighting the dramatic expansion in the scope of contemporary Systems Engineering where the human cognitive dimension is becoming an integral part in the Systems Engineering processes. Future systems, where the machines are designed around the man, will benefit from Systems Engineering best practices and processes. Systems Engineering methodologies have been successfully applied to designing large-scale complex engineering projects that are multi-disciplinary in nature.

  • 43rd Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Conference
    Sponsored by GEIA Group, TechAmerica
    September 14–17, 2009, Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

    This is the annual TechAmerica (formerly ITAA/GEIA)'s Systems, Standards, & Technology Council (SSTC) conference with reports from its associated committees. This year's theme is "Setting the Pace for Process Integration."

  • Software Test and Evaluation Summit/Workshop
    Sponsored by the Developmental Test & Evaluation Committee and Software Experts Panel of the NDIA Systems Engineering Division
    September 15–17, 2009, Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA

    The objective of the Summit/Workshop is to recommend policy and guidance changes to the Defense enterprise to emphasize robust, productive software test and evaluation (T&E) approaches in Defense acquisition. This conference featured 1) leaders from DoD and industry characterizing software T&E issues through presentations, panels and workshops; 2) commercial industry and academia software T&E experts presenting state-of-the-practice strategies, processes and methods; and 3) workshops addressing key software T&E challenges in the defense enterprise. The workshop proceedings are now available.

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) and Standardization 2009 Conference
    Sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office
    September 21–24, 2009, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

    The theme for this year’s conference is: New Directions and Challenges. The focus areas are: Strategic Partnerships, Visibility into Total Ownership Costs, Opportunities for Partnering, and Standardization Enablers.

  • 2009 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop
    Sponsored by Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    September 21–25, 2009, Florida Mall Conference Center, Orlando, FL

    This semiannual event encompasses a broad range of model and simulation issues, applications, and communities, with the overall goal of identifying and supporting the development of products to facilitate simulation interoperability standards and reuse. Each SIW includes working sessions addressing interoperability and reuse requirements and issues; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and techniques; and exhibits presenting the latest technological advances.

  • AHS International Technical Specialists Meeting: Systems Engineering Opportunities and Challenges within the Rotorcraft Industry
    Sponsored by the American Helicopter Society International
    October 15–16, 2009, Hartford, CT

    This meeting is a venue for systems engineering practicioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, and lessons learned addressing management, application, and design through manufacturing and field support of military and commercial rotorcraft products.

  • 12th Annual Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division
    October 26–29, 2009, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division, with technical co-sponsorship by IEEE AES, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering, and is supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Director, Systems Engineering, and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer. The conference briefs are available online via the Defense Technical Information Center.

  • 2009 Program Executive Officers'/Systems Commanders'(PEO/SYSCOM) Commanders Conference: Best Practices: Acquiring, Delivering, Affordable Capabilities
    Sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
    November 3–4, 2009, Officers Club, Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Fifth Program Managers' Forum
    Sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
    November 4–5, 2009, Officers Club, Fort Belvoir, VA

  • DoD 5000.02 and You: The Impact on Reliability, Supportability, Maintainability/Logistics and Systems Engineering Government-Industry Workshop and Symposium
    Sponsored by the RMS Partnership
    November 17–18, 2009, Waterford Conference Center, Springfield, VA

  • NDIA Systems Engineering Division Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
    Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association Systems Engineering Division
    December 9–10, 2009, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

    The NDIA Systems Engineering Division holds this annual meeting to plan the upcoming year's activities for its numerous committees and initiatives including several co-chaired by OSD staff, i.e., Human Systems Integration, Systems of Systems, Education and Training, and Software.