Systems of Systems Engineering Committee

The Systems of Systems Committee provides a forum where government, industry, and academia can share lessons learned, promote best practices, address issues, and advocate systems engineering for Systems of Systems (SoS).  It also identifies successful strategies for applying systems engineering principles to systems engineering of SoS.

The SoS Committee offers biweekly webinars through the SoS Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange (SoSECIE) with support provided by The MITRE Corporation. Contact SoSECIE@MITRE to receive webinar announcements.  Recordings of the over 100 past webinars can be accessed through MITRE at the following link:

Upcoming webinars:

May 18, 2021, Application of Probabilistic Graph Models to Kill Chain and Multi-Domain Kill Web Analysis Problems - Jason Baker, Valerie Sitterle

June 1, 2021, Applying an MBSE Approach for Evaluating Shipyard Operations - David Jurkiewicz

June 15, 2021, Implementing a Digital Engineering Environment for Mission Engineering - Jason Anderson and Jeffrey Boulware

June 29, 2021, Digital Engineering: From Toolchain to Platform - Dr. Aleksandra Markina-Khusid

July 13, 2021, Developing Meta Systems Architectures for Leading Innovation With Complex Societal and Technical Challenges - Dr. Cihan Dagli

July 27, 2021, Advancements Towards a Digital Approach to Mission Engineering - Todd Shayler and Daniel Browne

August 10, 2021, OUSD R&E: USD(R&E) Mission Engineering State of Practice - Elmer L. Roman

Contact for more information and to join the mailing list.

Missions Engineering Initiative

The SoS Committee is leading a 2021 Mission Engineering Initiative in partnership with the Architecture and M&S Committees. The kickoff was held on May 24th and the kickoff slides are here. download

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, Section 855, directed DoD to establish Mission Integration Management (MIM) as a core activity within the acquisition, engineering, and operational communities to focus on the integration of elements that are all centered around the mission.

ME is the technical sub element of MIM as a means to provide engineered mission based outputs to the requirements process, guide prototypes, provide design options, and inform investment decisions.

ME uses systems and SoS in an operational mission context to inform stakeholders about building the right things , not just building things right , by guiding capability maturation to address warfighter mission needs

Committee Chairs

Dr. Judith Dahmann
Mitre Corporation
(703) 681-6657

Mr. Richard J. Poel
The Boeing Company
(206) 544-3978

Ms. Jennie Horne
Raytheon Company
(256) 656-8204

Mr. John Daly
Booz Allen Hamilton
(703) 608-3508