Ms. Philomena (Phil) Zimmerman is the Director for Engineering Tools and Environments within the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Deputy Director for Engineering. Her portfolio includes Digital Engineering, Engineering Infrastructure, CIO collaboration and model and simulation technical leadership. She supports elements of R&E related to policy, practice, and workforce development, as well as the R&E use of digital practices. She has a bachelor of science in mathematics from St. John Fisher College, with an emphasis in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is DAWIA Level 3 certified in Engineering and Test and Evaluation.
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The objective of the DoD’s Digital Engineering Strategy, released in June 2018, is to promote the use of models to digitally represent systems and components along with digital artifacts as a technical means of communication across a diverse set of stakeholders. The strategy addresses a range of disciplines involved in the acquisition and procurement of national defense systems. It encourages innovation in modernizing the way we build, test, field, and sustain our national defense systems and how we train and shape the workforce to use these practices.