Deborah Cannon, Host Site
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
(310) 336-8341
(714) 477-3755 (mobile)

August 13, 2019, 5:15-7:30 pm PT
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The Aerospace Corp. Bldg D8, Rm 1006A
200 North Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245 

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INCOSE-LA August 13 Speaker Meeting
Collaborative Governance
with Dr. Antonia Boadi

 ABSTRACT:  The American homeland security enterprise was established eleven days after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unified organizations from 22 federal agencies.  In addition to responding to unprecedented technological challenges, DHS leadership has forged linkages between federal, state and regional entities, some of which had previously been prohibited from collaborating, or even sharing information. 

     Collaborative governance is the ascendant paradigm in Public Administration and Public Policy.  It aims to empower stakeholders with competing interests to arrive at a consensus and make recommendations regarding a policy or program.  Dr. Boadi posits that collaborative governance processes can be enhanced through the application of Systems/Systems-of-Systems Engineering principles and methodologies.
      This presentation discusses the generic application of SE and SoS principles and methodologies to notional nuclear/radiological counter-terrorism scenarios and activities.  

BIOGRAPHY:  Dr. Antonia Boadi is a member of the Physics Department at CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) where she serves as Director of the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.  She completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California.   Since 2001, she has served as Principle Investigator on an uninterrupted stream of external grant funding from Verizon, U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 
     Dr. Boadi developed the curriculum for CSUDH’s graduate Systems Engineering program which, pending final authorization, will welcome its first cohort during the 2020-2021 academic year.  She founded PROWESS, the PaRtnership of Women Excelling as Scientists and Scholars, a puberty-to-Ph.D. pipeline with funding from the Verizon Foundation.
     Dr. Boadi was awarded a Career Development Grant by the Department of Homeland Security to pursue a second doctoral degree in Public Policy with an emphasis in Counter-Terrorism.  She is a member of INCOSE’s Anti-Terrorism Working Group.

      5:15-5:30  Sign-in/Registration
      5:30-6:00  Networking Introductions* /RefreshmentS
      6:10-6:15  Introduction
      6:15-6:30  WG Presentation (TBD)
      6:30-7:30  Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A
*INCOSE-LA is starting a new Networking Initiative to take full advantage of the time allotted for networking, so please be on-time for introductions and any announcements.  

COST:  INCOSE Individual Members and Students: FREE
              CAB Associate Members: $5.
              Non-Members: $10.

WHERE:  HOST VENUE:The Aerospace Corporation, Bldg D8, Room 1006A, 200 N. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245, only 20 seats available;  Host: Deborah Cannon, 310-336-8341 (office), 714-477-3755 (cell).  Refreshments will be provided at this site.

Aerospace (Host Site) reservations close Monday August 5th. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we must observe the security procedures of our host site. For remote venues and virtual attendance please RSVP by noon Monday August 12. Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

Northrop Grumman Azusa, CA (Employees): Management Center: Host - Maria Alvarez-Ruiz (310-877-9859) / Samantha Massa
Ricardo Defense: 175 Cremona Dr. Suite 140, Goleta, CA 93117: Host - Paul Stowell (C: 805-680-7397/ O: 805-869-6127)

Lancaster University Center: 45356 Division Street, Lancaster, CA 93535, room 614: Host – J Shelley (
Parker CSD,  Irvine, CA, (Employees): Luke Blair, (949-636-2768),
VIRTUAL ATTENDEES: Register as an individual virtual participant, or attend at an active remote site.