2021 Annual Sponsor Research Review

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nov2

NOVEMBER 2

ACQUISITION INNOVATION / RESEARCH TRANSITION

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Learn about the new Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC)

Explore Initial AIRC Research

Join us for a Keynote and Panel on Acquisition Innovation

See demos of research that has transitioned to the systems engineering and acquisition communities in:
+ Digital Engineering
+ Mission Engineering
+ Security Engineering
+ Policy Engineering

nov3

NOVEMBER 3

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH

VIRTUAL


Join us for a Keynote and Panel on Systems Engineering Modernization

Explore the latest SERC research:
+ Digital Engineering
+ Mission Engineering
+ Trusted Systems
+ Velocity
+ AI & Autonomy
+ Human Capital Development

nov4

NOVEMBER 4

STUDENT
RESEARCH

VIRTUAL


NEW! Free tutorials:
+ Digital Engineering
+ Security Engineering
+ Explore the latest SE doctoral research

See the 2021 SERC ANNUAL RESEARCH REVIEW (sercuarc.org) announcement for further information and to register.

KEYNOTE

Mr. Christopher C. O’Donnell

Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Chris O’Donnell is currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. In this position, he advises the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)), the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition System, acquisition program management, and the development of strategic, space, intelligence, tactical warfare, command and control, and business systems.

Prior to coming to the Pentagon, he was the Head of the Acquisition and Technology Department, at the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. He led a group of scientists, engineers and technicians that develop, test, acquire and maintain equipment for the over 5,000 Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians. He has received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Exceptional and Meritorious Civilian Service, two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards, a David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award, a Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and a Naval Sea Systems Command Collaboration Award. He is married to Amy, the Deputy Technical Director at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head. Their three children are Alan, a Virginia Tech Electrical Engineer; Calaa, a University of Washington Architect; and Caitie, a Clemson Electrical Engineer.

PANEL ON AIRC SYSTEMIC IMPACT

Preceding the Panel, the following three briefings discussing systemic issues around acquisition innovation were delivered:

– “Digital Acquisition & Sustainment: A Vision and Strategy for Improving Outcomes​” by Dr. Philip S. Antón, AIRC Chief Scientist

– “Transforming Public-Private Ecosystems: Understanding and Enabling Innovation in Complex Systems” by Dr. William “Bill” B. Rouse, Georgetown University

– “Acquisition Policy Test Range and Operations ” by Dr. Dennis K. McBride, Virginia Tech

Jeannette Evans-Morgis
Paul Mann
Mark E. Krzysko
Philomena Zimmerman

Jeannette Evans-MorgisSES, Chief Systems Engineer, Department of the Army

Paul MannSES, Chief Systems Engineer, Department of the Navy

Mark Krzysko, SES, Principal Deputy Director, Data & Analytics, OUSD(A&S)

Philomena ZimmermanDirector, Engineering Tools and Environments, OUSD(R&E)

Moderated by  Dr. Dinesh Verma, Executive Director, AIRC

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