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The Digital Readiness Webcast Series is a collaboration between the Defense Acquisition University and the System Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University-Affiliated Research Center of the Department of Defense.
The digital transformation is fundamentally changing the state of practice across a wide range of government agencies, industries and academia. As the DoD transitions to digital engineering, there is a need to develop and maintain an acquisition workforce and culture that is competent in digital engineering practices, tools, and outputs across the acquisition lifecycle. DoD defines digital engineering as an integrated digital approach that uses authoritative sources of system data and models as a continuum across disciplines to support lifecycle activities from concept through disposal. Digital engineering impacts how engineers perform their job functions, the tools required, the products delivered, and the interaction and sharing of data either locally or distributed. In order to succeed in digital engineering, deliberate efforts to develop new competencies for education and training of the DoD workforce must be implemented. This presentation describes digital engineering, its potential impact, the necessary methodological transition and the skill sets that will be essential for its support.
Jon Wade, Ph.D., is a professor of practice at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California at San Diego where he is currently designing transdisciplinary education and research programs oriented around the fundamental principles of contemporary closed-loop systems engineering design. Previously, Dr. Wade was a research professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology where he also served as the chief technology officer of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) UARC. His industrial experience includes serving as executive vice president of Engineering at International Game Technology (IGT), senior director of Enterprise Server Development at Sun Microsystems and director of Advanced System Development at Thinking Machines Corporation.
Thursday, 12:30 pm | Eastern Standard Time | 1 hr 30 mins
Meeting number (access code): 199 255 6858
Meeting password: DW2020
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