Welcome to the INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter

The INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter is a professional society with the mission to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class Systems Engineering in industry, academia, and government.

INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter Summer Social

INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter (FRC) is happy to announce our summer social. This event will take place at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Please come and enjoy this fantastic venue with fellow members, friends, and family!

Event Date: 

August 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm



Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

2014 SoSECIE - A Decision Framework for Systems of Systems Based on Operational Effectiveness

System of Systems Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange (SoSECIE) 

May 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time


A Decision Framework for Systems of Systems Based on Operational Effectiveness 

Mrs. Bonnie W. Young, Naval Postgraduate School 


The ultimate goal of creating a system of systems (SoS) is to enable emergent behavior that enhances operational effectiveness. This emergent behavior can be characterized as SoS-level behavior (or force-level behavior in the case of a battle force SoS (BF SoS)) and is considered “emergent” based on its being greater (or providing more effectiveness) than the sum of its parts (the additive effectiveness of the constituent systems if they were each operating independently). Thus, the measurement of the SoS’ overall effectiveness is not merely the sum of the measures of effectiveness of each participating system. The SoS’ measure of effectiveness is based on a more complicated calculation that is dependent on the operational situation and the levels of effectiveness of particular attributes of the SoS’s constituent systems. The importance of determining and understanding SoS measures of effectiveness is that this knowledge is key to the decision framework for engineering successful systems of systems. 

Opportunity to Join INCOSE Lean Systems Engineering Working Group

Interested FRC members, please consider joining and getting involved with the INCOSE Lean Working Group.

Deb Secor keeps track of the membership and she will be delighted to add any names.  Please provide to her the names, emails and affiliations. [dasecor[at]rockwellcollins[dot]com]

Please read the content of the webpage (www.incose.org, click on Technical Operations, then Lean Systems Engineering).  http://www.lean-systems-engineering.org/

CSEP Prep Course in Denver

Certification Training International (CTI) will offer a CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) Preparation 4-Day Course focused on preparing you to successfully sit the CSEP examination conducted by INCOSE. This course will be delivered by Dave Mason, INCOSE Assistant Director, Student Division and Past President of the INCOSE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

The course will be offered at Oxford Hotel in Denver, CO on May 12-15, 2014. Please see the CTI CSEP Preparation Course website for further information and registration.

CSU Delivers Graduate Systems Engineering Program in Denver South Metro Area

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DENVER - The Colorado State University System is pleased to announce a new educational partnership with CH2M HILL, a global leader in full-service engineering. Through the CSU Denver South initiative, CH2M HILL will host two graduate-level courses that are part of a systems engineering program offered by the CSU College of Engineering. The four-course program – two classes taught face-to-face on CH2M HILL’s Englewood campus and two classes available online – covers the core curriculum needed for completion of a master’s or Ph.D. in systems engineering from CSU in Fort Collins. Classes begin January 2014 and are open to all qualified professionals in aerospace, energy, environment, biosciences, cyber/software, or related sectors who are seeking to expand their career horizons.

Executive Committee Vacancy

The INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter Executive Committee (EXCOM) has a vacancy. The one remaining position we need to fill is Newsletter Editor.

The Newsletter Editor is responsible for preparing, publishing, and distributing the Chapter Newsletter. If you are interested in supporting your local INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter as an EXCOM member, or assistant to our EXCOM, please email Mark Griffith. If you know of others who may be interested in this role please let them know.

We appreciate your continued support, involvement and participation on behalf of the INCOSE Colorado Front Range Chapter.