Developing Parallel Programs While Maturing and Implementing Digital Engineering Capabilities

Developing Parallel Programs While Maturing and Implementing Digital Engineering Capabilities

June 6, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Speaker: Max Danik and Evan Richardson – Sandia National Labs

Maturing digital engineering tools, processes, and adoption is a core mission for Sandia National Laboratories’ transformation of nuclear deterrence. With many concurrent programs in various stages of development and digital engineering capabilities in various stages of maturity, this presentation will highlight the success of a jointly supported Digital Engineering Ecosystem (DEE).

Although the needs, tools, resources, and schedules of the contributing programs are not in perfect alignment, identifying a clear understanding of the roles to develop a common digital ecosystem has led to success. Collecting use cases from programs at different development phases, pivoting between programs to showcase the biggest impact, and developing a consistent approach for future programs have all been realized through this collaborative effort. From identifying common nomenclature to describe digital engineering efforts to using live program data to demonstrate capabilities for other programs, this presentation will showcase how parallel developed programs can work together to both mature and implement digital engineering capabilities.

Speaker Biography

Evan Richardson is a Systems Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories and has worked in a variety of mission spaces to design and apply transformative systems engineering processes. He shares his passion for SE by demonstrating the practical capabilities of MBSE to grow the user community and increase the capabilities of systems engineers.

Max Danik is the W87-1 Digital Engineering Lead at Sandia National Laboratories. His background as a Design Engineering and MBSE Lead is the foundation for his passion about advancing the maturity of digital capabilities and leading their implementation to achieve program milestones.