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  • INCOSE, LA Chapter Speaker Meeting

    Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: William Good, Vice President, The Cameron Group

    Talk Title: Lessons from 9/11 in the Context of the INCOSE CSEP (SEBOK) and PMI PMP Exams (PMBOK)

    Series: INCOSE-LA Speaker Series

    Abstract: On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, it is prudent to review the contributions that systems engineering and project management should be making towards the prevention of unconventional terrorist attacks using any of the many weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that could be deployed against America and/or other industrialized nations. We know that systems engineering and project management are extremely useful in the world of conventional weapons and funded government programs. What about unconventional methods like those used on 9/11? This presentation will review the application of systems engineering and project management principles to mitigate the risk of unconventional terrorist WMD attacks.

    Biography: William Good began his career as a pilot serving with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. After one combat tour followed by flight instructor and project officer duties, he left the Marine Corps to work as a systems engineer in the development program (aka SED) at EDS. While working on the Comprehensive Brokerage System (CBS) programming back office software for Wall Street, he completed an MBA in operations research at NYU. His subsequent career that covers many skill sets and industries included flying commercially for several airlines and surviving seven airline employer bankruptcies. His career illustrates the art of planning ahead and putting risk mitigation in place to manage the unexpected. In 2015, he left his position as an asset manager in warfighter support, integration, and training at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) at Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs. Since then he has worked with The Cameron Group as a program manager and was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President more than a year ago. In this capacity, he is shepherding the Vehicle-Based Threat Detection System (VBTDS) through the process of full development and deployment across multiple non-government vehicle types within the private sector.

    One unique aspect of his educational background is that he taken more than 400 semester hours of coursework for credit and he has taught more than 400 semester hours of both undergraduate and graduate coursework. He earned 13 certifications from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) while working for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

    200 North Aviation Blvd
    Bldg D8, Rm 1010
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Host: Deborah Cannon
    Phone: 714-477-3755

    Enter at the booth off of Aviation (N of El Segundo Blvd). The guard will direct you to parking at the front of the building. Enter the front door and guard will badge you in (you need to be registered, please see link below.) When you arrive please wait in The Aerospace Lobby in Building D8 please check in with Security, you will need to present identification and a visitor badge will be issued. An Aerospace Corp employee will then escort you to the Conference room.

    The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but only the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.

    COST: INCOSE Members: FREE. Non-members: $10 (refreshments provided)

    5:15-5:30 Sign-in, Registration
    5:30-6:00 Networking, Refreshments
    6:10-6:20 Introduction
    6:20-6:30 Working Group Presentation (TBD)
    6:30-7:30 Guest Speaker Presentation

    Host: INCOSE, Los Angeles and The Aerospace Corporation

    More Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07efkeo61x873111eb

    Location: The Aerospace Corporation

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Deborah Cannon

    Event Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07efkeo61x873111eb


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