5870 - 17th Annual Systems Engineering Conference
Waterford at Springfield
Ms. Camille Briggs at email@example.com or (703)247-2570
A major conference focusing on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including net centric operations and data/information interoperability, system-of systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment, will be convened in Springfield, VA, October 27-30, 2014. 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 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Director, Systems Engineering, and Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.
The Department of Defense continues to seek ways to improve the acquisition of military equipment and capability to assist the warfighter in protecting the U.S. and its allies, and help oppressed nations around the world in a complex environment of ever-changing
threats and conditions. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009 defines Systems Engineering as a key player in helping effect improvements in defense acquisition and program execution, to achieve more effective and affordable military systems. Better Buying Power 1.0 and 2.0 provided guidance on increasing efficiencies to “do more, without more”. Systems Engineering is the “umbrella” engineering function that serves as the key integrating function for these initiatives and successful program execution and helping maintain the balance between requirements, performance, cost, schedule, and overall effectiveness and affordability. Systems Engineering principles embody strong technical and risk/ opportunity management aspects, for the acquiring program office as well as the prime and subcontractors. Strong emphasis on systems engineering throughout the program, especially in early development planning, is a key enabler of successful programs and fielded defense systems. The Annual Systems Engineering Conference explores the various roles of systems engineering from all aspects and perspectives— pragmatic, practical and academic — and brings key practitioners together to work on effective solutions to achieve a successful warfighting force.
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, and Engineers and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, Logistics and Test communities from both Government and Industry. The conference will provide the opportunity to shape policy and procedures by exchanging innovative tactics and lessons learned.
Call for Papers
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Submit an abstract for presentation at the 17th Annual Systems Engineering Conference by June 6, 2014 to the following link: http://application.ndia.org/abstracts/5870.
Abstracts must fully describe the planned content and how the presentations will advance the objectives of the conference and session (please see the abstract topic list that follows). All accepted presentations will be delivered at the conference in electronic format; full papers are optional and are not required. Abstracts must include the following administrative information: presentation title, author’s name, title, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address and organization, and the conference session targeted. Tutorial proposals can either be a half or full day session, depending on the content. Note: to be considered for a tutorial presentation, please indicate as such on the abstract submission site.
Abstracts will only be accepted through this web link, and all required information must be completed. Upon completion of the required information, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
Acceptance of an abstract for a paper or tutorial presentation does not exempt the author(s) from payment of registration fees.
Session Topics include:
-- Continued Implications of Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
-- Early Development Planning
-- Effective Test & Evaluation
-- Executive Overview
-- Systems Engineering Effectiveness
-- Logistics Systems
-- Keeping Legacy Systems Viable
-- Integrated Diagnostics
-- Best Practices and Standardization
-- Modeling & Simulation
-- Test & Evaluation in Systems Engineering
-- Net-Centric Operations
-- Affordable Readiness & Reduction of Total Ownership Cost
-- SE Workforce Development, Education & Training
-- Program Management
-- Technology Maturity Measurement
-- Human Systems Integration
-- Environment, Safety, & Occupational Health (ESOH)
Submit your abstract now to: http://application.ndia.org/abstracts/5870
6710 Commerce St,
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 924-7200
Room rate: $159.00 - To secure the room rate, please mention NDIA when making your reservation.
Registration information will be available in July.
An area will be available for the setup of displays to demonstrate your company or organization’s unique tools or capabilities. Display registration will include one individual conference registration, table, chair and electrical hook-up. Displays will be tabletop or
“pop-up” style. Allocated display space will be 10 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep. Although computer systems for demonstration are permitted, minimal hardware should be utilized. No formal decorating company will be involved. Companies must bring their own displays and plan to do their own set-up. Standard draped folding table and chair will be provided for each display space.
Display registration forms will be available this summer.
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2014 Ferguson Award
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The National Defense Industrial Association’s Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., USAF, whose leadership embodied the highest ideals in Defense Systems development and deployment.
The award is given to an individual and to a group demonstrating outstanding achievement in the practical application of Systems Engineering principles, promotion of robust systems engineering principles throughout the organization, or effective systems engineering process development. Their systems engineering contributions should have demonstrably helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes procedures and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, or substantially increased performance.
The Awards will be presented at NDIA’s Annual Systems Engineering Conference, held October 27-30, 2014 at the Waterford in Springfield, VA.
Nominations are to be submitted to Camille Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2014. Selection will be made by a committee from NDIA’s Systems Engineering Division. Recipients will be notified by September 1, 2014. In the event there should not be a qualified candidate in the opinion of the committee, an award will not be bestowed.
NDIA POC: Camille Briggs, email@example.com or (703) 247-2570.