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 Systems Engineering 

Systems Engineering Division 

Systems Engineering Division


To promote the widespread use of systems engineering (SE) in the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process in order to achieve affordable and supportable weapon systems that meet the needs of the military users. To provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas and concepts between government, industry and academia. To develop a new understanding of a streamlined SE process.

The SE Division seeks to effect good technical and business practices within the aerospace and defense industry. It focuses on improving delivered system performance, including supportability, sustainability, and affordability. The division emphasizes excellence in systems engineering throughout the program life cycle and across all engineering disciplines and support functions.

For additional details see Background and Context.

Division Links:

Upcoming Events
Past Meetings
Major Current Tasks and Activities
Studies & Publications
Division Organizational Chart (Updated 2-18-16)

Division Committees

Working Groups

  • Affordability Working Group
  • CMMI Working Group
  • System Development Performance Measurement Working Group


Mr. Frank J. Serna
Principal Director, Strategic Initiatives
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


Mr. Joseph P. Elm
Director of Engineering
L-3 Communications
Chair Emeritus
Mr. Robert C. Rassa
Director, Engineering Programs
Raytheon Company
Phone: (310)985-4962

Mrs. Britt Sullivan
Director, Operations
Phone: (703) 247 - 2587

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense