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Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering, Virtual Professional Development Course

Date & Time: March 4th, 2021; 1000-1800 EST (Live sessions with built in breaks)
Audience: U.S. Government, Industry Young Professionals, and other learners desiring an introductory foundation to Combat Systems Engineering.
**Foreign Nationals are ineligible to participate.
Virtual Course Format: The virtual course platform is hosted by Boomset.com. Attendees can participate via a computer/laptop using a web browser, or a mobile device using "Event App by Boomset." An invitation to participate will be emailed 24 hours prior to the virtual course kick-off.
Enrollment Fee:
       ASNE Member: $195
       ASNE Non-Member: $295
       ASNE Non-Member, Join ASNE & Attend: $340
       U.S. Federal Government Employee (non-contractor): $195
       Please note: Government employees are defined as active-duty U.S. military, or civil service U.S. federal government employees.
       Thomas A. Pugh, President/CEO Pugh Associates
       Erika L. Parenti, Test & Evaluation Strategy Lead, Pugh Associates
       CAPT Jim Barron, USN (Ret.)
       Wayne Dietel, AEGIS Senior Systems Engineer, Pugh Associates
PDHs:  8 Hours
Questions: Please email education@navalengineers.org or call ASNE HQ at (703) 836-6727.

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Course Summary

The Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering Professional Development Course is designed to introduce the participant to the basic principles, processes and products of combat systems engineering. The course presents a systematic approach for the development and management of complete combat systems, and presents the engineering effort that incorporates the systems engineering process, multidisciplinary teamwork, and product development needed to satisfy combat systems user requirements. Course instruction is provided by Pugh Associates System Matter Experts, breaking down the complex Combat Systems Engineering industry covering requirements gathering and development, functional analysis, design synthesis and system analysis, ship integration and test, management and planning and alignment. Students have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn in the course sessions through group exercises while hearing real-life scenarios from our instructors. The course is 8-hours and will be presented on a virtual platform. The Introduction to Combat System Engineering is not open to foreign nationals for registration or attendance.

Instructors Biography

Thomas A. Pugh, President/CEO Pugh Associates - Northrop Grumman Systems Integration Lead for DDG1000. Involved in design and development related to DDG 1000, including Mission Systems engineering, systems integration, and Test &Evaluation. As NAVSEA PMS 400B technical lead managed the AEGIS Combat System Design Agent, field activities and laboratories. Acted as senior NAVSEA representative for missile firings at Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility and Pacific Missile Range Facility. Chaired AEGIS Lessons Learned Committee, Computer Program Acceptance Panels, Mission Readiness Reviews for Developmental and Operational Testing, and AEGIS Light Off. As CG 47 Class Production Manager was responsible for ship production and production engineering for the AEGIS Combat System aboard CG 47 Class ships.

Wayne Dietel, AEGIS Senior Systems Engineer, Pugh Associates - U.S. Navy (ret.), Senior Chief Fire Controlman Surface Warfare Specialist (FCCS(SW). AEGIS TECHREP, SE on the AWS Weapon Control System (WCS), Baseline Coordinator (BLC) for the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 4.0.1 Baseline. ORTS Element SE to evaluating the development of the system for seven Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Countries. While working for Pugh Associates, has conducted several training courses from understanding the configuration of the AEGIS Combat System (ACS) on AEGIS Ships to Combat System Engineering (CSE) Development to Basic Missile Theory and Operation at both NSWC PHD and AEGIS TECHREP.

CAPT Jim Barron, USN (Ret.) - Captain Barron spent 10 years on Cruisers and Destroyers before converting to an Engineering Duty Officer. 18 years in AEGIS, rotating between AEGIS Headquarters and Aegis Field Activities. His last two assignments were as the AEGIS Combat System Engineer and as the Program Manager for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense start up. Key engineering projects included being the Lead Engineer for Failure Review Board (FRB) tasked with determining why the SPY radar didn’t acquire a Standard Missile (SM) during at sea testing. Additionally, played key role in Aegis SPY 1D(V) radar development up to and including Preliminary Design Review and as Aegis/VLS Department Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, CA, supported at sea Aegis Baseline 3 (CSSQT), which included SPY 1B Radar Developmental Testing (DT).

Erika L. Parenti, Systems Engineer, Pugh Associates - 20+ years of Combat System experience with a concentration in Systems Engineering (SE), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and Tactical Datalink/Communication architectures. Currently supporting the AEGIS Program Office, Program Executive Office - Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO-IWS) 1SE, providing System Engineering and acquisition support to develop future Integrated Combat System (ICS) baselines for integration on legacy and new construction AEGIS cruisers and destroyers. Responsible for identifying and mitigating interoperability issues across the fleet and at the force level; Mode S coordination, Link 16 Two Way Data Exchange (TWDE), Link 11 to Link 22 transition plan, force level weapons inventory, and surface warfare tracking.

Technical Requirements to Participate

The virtual course platform is hosted by Boomset.com. Attendees can participate via a computer/laptop using a web browser (WEB User), or a mobile device using an app (APP User). Web Users are required to use Google Chrome (preferred) or Microsoft Edge. App Users need to download/have the app "Event App by Boomset." For further details on technical requirements to participate, please review: Virtual Technical Specifications

*IMPORTANT for our US Government / Military Attendees: Government computers’ security (firewalls, VPN, netwarcom, etc. ) may not allow live streaming of our virtual course. The only alternative is the use of a personal computer or personal device (phone or tablet) using the Boomset event app.

Event Invitation

24 hours prior to the kick-off date, an invitation to join the virtual course will be emailed (from Boomset platform) with a personal access link to the symposium. This is your entrance pass so whitelisting the Boomset domain and removing filtering in email may be needed. Please also check Spam or junk mail if you expected the registration email and it was not received.  

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Questions: Please contact ASNE at virtualevents@navalengineers.org or (703) 836-6727.