With Digital Engineering (DE) becoming a critical component of engineering practices, R&M engineers need to be ready to understand and integrate DE into their daily activities. Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) engineering activities should be properly integrated across all functional areas of a program to implement an effective R&M engineering program. Digital Engineering provides a common platform for this sharing of information and data across the lifecycle. DoDI 5000.88 calls for digital representations of the system as being an integral part of system design. In addition, DoDI 5000.91 includes supportability in the digital authoritative source of truth. To implement these policies, new techniques are in development for the R&M discipline which include current efforts to create a Model Based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMECA) Data Item Description. The integration of DE into R&M practices also needs to be communicated to the workforce so that they are ready to support R&M in programs. The five R&M courses (ENG0850 through ENG0890) have been reviewed and are in the process of being updated to include the instantiation of digital engineering into R&M engineering activities. ENG0900 "R&M Engineering Interface with Product Support" planned for deployment by DAU by FY23Q4 includes three lessons focused on digital engineering and digital product support. Finally, this webinar will summarize the key tenets of DE and highlight applicability across the acquisition lifecycle.
START: 1:00 PM - 2:30pm ET
Intended audience: DoD Acquisition and Engineering professionals
Robert Raygan, CNE, DAU
Mr. R. Chris DeLuca (U.S. Army Colonel, Ret.), Director of Specialty Engineering at the Office of Undersecretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), Systems Engineering and Architecture.
Mr. DeLuca has more than 35 years of experience in the Department of Defense as a U.S. Army Colonel (R) and DoD GS-15/NH-IV Civilian, Level III qualified in Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Test and Evaluation. As a U.S. Army commissioned officer, he was in combat arms and acquisition, holding multiple command, leadership, and staff positions including unit command, Army Program Acquisition Management Charters for Major (MDAP), and Non-Major (including rapid equipping and provisioning) Defense Acquisition Programs, and served on the Army Staff.
Daniel K. Christensen, NAVAIR Configuration/Data Manager
Mr. Daniel K. Christensen is the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Configuration/Data Manager, Department Head for the NAVAIR Sustainment Group (NSG) Configuration/Data Management Department, defining policy, processes, procedures, and responsibilities governing Configuration Management (CM) and Data Management (DM) for 34 naval aviation weapon system program offices within NAVAIR. He has over 50 years of naval experience with 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer, 6 years as a contractor supporting the Department of the Navy and various Program Offices and 24 years as a civilian at NAVAIR. For the last nine years, Daniel has been the Defense Standardization Counsel Configuration Management Working Group (DSC CMSWG) Chairman, which developed the SAE EIA-649-1 and SAE EIA 649-1A"Configuration Management Requirements for Defense Contracts" standard.
Kenney Crooks, NG Fellow, Northrop Grumman
Kenney Crooks is the Northrop Grumman (NG) Fellow for Reliability, Maintainability and Testability (RM&T) and Lifecycle Model Based Sustainment (MBS) in NG's Aeronautics Sector (NGAS). He serves as the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Enterprise lead for Digital Product Support and NGAS Product Owner for Model Based Sustainment as part of the company's Digital Transformation initiatives. Crooks previously held roles as Senior Engineering Manager for NG Strike Division and Lead Reliability Engineer on Strike, E-2D, Triton, NATO AGS, UK AWACS. He has supported several other programs with his technical expertise across the company in his 15-year career.
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