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Mr. James J. Thompson
Director, Major Program Support
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

Mr. James Thompson serves as the Director, Major Program Support (MPS) within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering. In this capacity, Mr. Thompson leads program systems engineering planning and execution for major defense and software-intensive systems. MPS specialties include Systems Engineering Plan development, Program Support Reviews, and Systemic Root Cause Analysis.

A member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Thompson has more than 25 years of experience in the Department of Defense. Before assuming his current position, he served in the Systems and Software Engineering (SSE) Directorate as Program Support Team Lead for Fixed Wing Aircraft, Air Launched Weapons, and Space Programs. Before joining SSE, Mr. Thompson served in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, where he was responsible for precision tactical and strategic weapons. In this role, he assessed manufacturing, industrial base capability, and defense mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure, the production of precision-guided munitions increased significantly in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also has worked in the Office of Secretary of Defense/Strategic and Tactical Warfare (Air Warfare), addressing aircraft, Cost as an Independent Variable policy, and international cooperation.

Dr. Barry Boehm

Dr. Barry Boehm is the TRW Professor in the USC Computer Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics Departments. He is also the Director of Research of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and the founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. He was director of DARPA-ISTO 1989-92, at TRW 1973-89, at Rand Corporation 1959-73, and at General Dynamics 1955-59. His contributions include the COCOMO family of cost models and the Spiral family of process models. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Barry Horowitz

Dr. Horowitz joined the University of Virginia's faculty as a Professor in the Systems and Information Engineering Department in September 2001, after an industrial career involving the application of systems engineering to many large and complex systems. He assumed the role of Department Chair in 2009. Since joining the University he has focused his research efforts on economic models and system technologies related to cyber security. He is the UVa research site director for the National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center called WICAT (Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology). He currently is leading a DoD sponsored research effort focused on embedding security solutions into systems, referred to as System Aware Cyber Security. From 1969 through 1996 he was employed in a variety of positions at the Mitre Corporation, including the last five years as President and CEO and the three prior years as Executive Vice President and COO. Early in his career at Mitre he led an FAA-sponsored research activity that developed a prototype airborne collision avoidance system which served as the basis for what became the currently employed international system for commercial aircraft collision avoidance, TCAS. During Desert Storm he conceived of and led the integration efforts for a system for tracking and destroying SCUD missile carriers, involving the use of Joint Stars and other sensors integrated into the then existing command and control structure for controlling fighter aircraft. He received the Air Force's highest award for a civilian as a result of this effort. He also was awarded the Gold Medal for Engineering in 1990 from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association for his efforts in leading major large scale systems integration activities.

As a result of his efforts, in 1996 Dr Horowitz was elected into the National Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies.

Dr. Horowitz serves as a member of the Naval Studies Board (NSB) of the National Academy of Science and recently led a Chief of Naval Operations sponsored study for the NSB on cyber security. He also serves as a member of General Electric's Academic Software Advisory Panel and is a member of the Cyber Security Advisory Board for the Virginia Joint Commission on Science and Technology (JCOTS).

Dr, Horowitz received an MSEE and PhD from New York University in 1967 and 1969 respectively, and a BEE from the City College of New York in 1965.

Jeffrey Voas

Jeffrey Voas is an author and innovator. He is a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998], is on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Magazine, and was on the Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum Magazine. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Voas's current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT) and BlockChain. Voas received the Gold Medal from the US Department of Commerce in 2014 for his work on smartphones in warfare.

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