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Tailoring in Systems Engineering Rigor into Software Pathway

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    United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) continues to define the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture (JCWA) concept, but lack of Systems Engineering (SE) discipline following the Software Acquisition Pathway has revealed many lessons learned for Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E). Software Engineering is one of the key enablers for Systems Engineering Modernization (SEMod) and a long held best practice of Systems & Software Engineering Life Cycle Processes. 

    Who Should Attend: DoD Acquisition and Engineering Community

    John Garstka, Director for Cyber Warfare, DASD for Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

    Mr. Garstka provides oversight of the development and acquisition of capabilities for cyberspace operations and implementation of DoD’s Strategic Cybersecurity Program, which focuses on cyber hardening the Department’s highest priority missions. Mr. Garstka has written and spoken extensively on the topics of network-centric warfare and warfighting innovation. He pioneered the application of Cyber Resiliency assessments to help Combatant Commands understand cyber risks to critical missions. Prior to his civilian service, he served as an active duty Officer in the Air Force, after graduating as a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in Mathematics. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Stanford University in 1985 and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 15 years. https://www.acq.osd.mil/leadership/indpol/john-garstka.html

    Mr. Allan Dianic Director, Software Engineering Office of the Executive Director, Systems Engineering and Architecture Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

    Mr. Allan Dianic is the Director of Software Engineering and Prototypes in the Systems Engineering and Architecture Office. In this capacity, he supports DoD wide efforts to modernize software engineering practices, tools, workforce and policy. He manages a team of six contractors working in two teams including software modernization and software prototyping/data analytics. Mr. Dianic has been with R&E for over three years, having previously been a contractor supporting Software Prototyping and Model Based Systems Engineering in the Intelligence Community. Prior to that Mr. Dianic developed and delivered several operational software systems to the DoD (United States Air Force) and NASA. He is a Graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Computer Science and a received a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from the George Mason University. Mr. Dianic served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 8 years.

    Moderator: Dr. Robert E. Raygan, DAU Professor of Engineering Management / NDIA Systems Engineering Division Education and Training Committee Chair

    Deeper Learning:

    CISO(A&S) Integration into Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, DoD 

    USDR&E: Systems Engineering & Architecture (SE&A) 

    Software Engineering (SWE) 

    Engineering of Defense Systems Guidebook   

    Systems Engineering Guidebook 

    Best Practices for Using Systems Engineering Standards (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, IEEE 15288.1, and IEEE 15288.2) on Contracts for Department of Defense Acquisition Programs 

    CYBER 101 - U.S. Cyber Command Mission 

    Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture (JCWA) 

    Defense Acquisitions: Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture Would Benefit from Defined Goals and Governance (GAO-21-68

    DAU SE Brainbook: Interoperability and Dependencies (I&D) 

    Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC): Program Managers Guide to Digital and Agile Systems Engineering Process Transformation 

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