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Communications and Outreach


The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (ODASD(SE)) recognizes the importance of communications and outreach to the success of its mission. This diagram identifies our many stakeholders and the opportunities for interaction.

Graphic showing how DASD(SE) interacts with its stakeholders.

ODASD(SE) focuses outreach efforts within the following major activities:

  • DASD(SE)-level outreach to the defense acquisition community via activities such as the SE Forum
  • DASD(SE)-level outreach to industry
    • Cooperation with government-industry activities via organizations such as the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the International T&E Association (ITEA), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and TechAmerica
    • Hosting of and speaking at conferences and symposia
    • Meeting with industry at senior leadership levels
  • Cooperation with international bodies including NATO, The Technical Cooperation Program, and the US/UK/AUS Trilateral Software Intensive Systems Acquisition Improvement Group (SISAIG)
  • Active outreach to the academic community
    • Sharing information regarding opportunities for advancing the practice of systems engineering via targeted research
    • Partnering with the Defense Acquisition University
    • Engaging universities regarding the need for expanding systems engineering degree programs

To request participation from ODASD(SE), contact us.