Scott Brown, Ph.D., serves as the technical director and deputy program manager of Engility Corporation’s technical services in support of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (ODASD(SE)), Engineering Enterprise directorate. In this position, he is responsible for leading a team of over 40 personnel in the areas of Systems Engineering (SE) workforce development, specialty engineering (reliability & maintainability, manufacturing, human-systems integration, safety, value engineering), digital engineering, model-based systems engineering, modular open systems architectures, systems assurance and program protection, and policy and guidance. He is the senior subject matter expert for software assurance and the Joint Federated Assurance Center (JFAC) Coordination Center. Between 1992 and 2012, Dr. Brown served as an officer in the United States Air Force as a software engineer, acquisition professional, and squadron commander. In 2009, Lt Col (ret.) Brown was awarded the Space and Missile Systems Center Program Manager of the Year. Since 2009, Dr. Brown has directed the assessment of over 100 major defense programs, specializing in software engineering and acquisition. He earned his Ph.D. from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, in 1998, and has published over 20 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence and software engineering.
Software assurance (SwA) is the “level of confidence that software functions as intended and is free of vulnerabilities, either intentionally or unintentionally designed or inserted as part of the software, throughout the life cycle.”  The latest change to Department… Read More