June 14, 2016


Ted Mulder is an Engineering Manager and has over 25 years in the aerospace industry with emphasis in systems and software engineering. His engineering professional career is primarily in the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) – Avionics & Ground Segment and C4ISR systems, with competencies in Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE), Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA), and Modeling and Simulation (M&S). Ted is currently employed with Northrop Grumman Corporation. His previous employment includes both Lockheed Martin and NAVSEA. Ted has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego and Cal Poly University, respectively. Ted has served before on the San Diego INCOSE board as VP of Technical Development and VP of Chapter Development, and is now President of the San Diego chapter.

Richard Bryson is currently employed as a Systems Engineer Architect for Interoperability of Unmanned Air Systems at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) in Rancho Bernardo, CA. He led the Global Hawk-related programs’ interoperability efforts for ten years and is now working on broader interoperability and system architecture efforts on the Common Mission Control Center program. Mr. Bryson has over thirty years of software engineering, systems engineering, and program and functional management experience from several companies including Hughes Aircraft, TRW, GDE (now BAE) Systems, SAIC, and NGC. That experience spans the development life cycle and includes aerospace avionics, communications, IMINT, MOVINT, and SIGINT processing, and a smattering of commercial communications jobs. He has also taught courses on software engineering and management at local universities as an adjunct professor. Richard served as President of INCOSE San Diego for calendar year 2017, and is now Past President.

Mr. Abbas Rostami is a Senior Systems Engineer and Architect with considerable experience in software engineering and development, System Architecture and Modeling, Business/Project Planning and Implementation. During his long career history, he has worked for defense and commercial industries with international settings including, Cubic Corp, SAIC, L-3 Communications, and Boeing Corp. He has extensive experience in requirements specifications and management, concept development, and the full System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Mr. Rostami has developed courses in Software Processes and Tools, Object Oriented Technology (OOT) and has taught at the National University (NU) School of Engineering and Technology, from 2001 to 2007. Since 2014, he has been participating in various startup activities to contribute to the new business modeling and strategic planning based on the Value Delivery Modeling Language. Mr. Rostami is providing technical services to Meaningful Evidence (ME) for research and implementation of an innovative Strategic Planing/Modeling tool based on the Integrative Propositional Analysis (IPA) concepts. He is now our chapter’s President Elect for 2019.

Ray Madachy has been an Associate Professor since 2008 at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ray received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1994. His background is in modeling and simulation of processes for architecting and engineering of complex systems; cost analysis and value-base engineering of software intensive systems; quantitative methods for systems risk management; systems and software measurement; process improvement; and quality; integrating systems engineering and software engineering disciplines and empirical-based research with process simulation.

Jim Gottfried has worked in software and systems engineering management for over 30 years. He has also worked as a program manager of system development projects and has a PMP credential. Jim currently works as a consultant supporting proposal development and review, independent project reviews covering both technical and management concerns, and system engineering process improvement including risk management and CMMI. Jim worked 20 years for SAIC, 10 years for Lockheed Martin Aerospace, and 11 years for Hughes Aircraft. Jim was a Chief Engineer/Scientist for SAIC and Lockheed. Jim has been on the San Diego INCOSE Board of Directors for the past 5 years.

Howen Fernando is deputy director, DoD Waveform Standards, Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC), where he is part of a team responsible for the creation and promulgation of Open Systems Architecture Standards in Wireless Communications Software for the DoD to enable/improve interoperability, affordability, and security of communications systems. Howen has also served as Branch Head of the Advanced Intelligence Concepts Branch at Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) – Pacific, and as Lead Systems Architect for the Generation-4 Advanced Modular Electronics (AME) Receiver System (G-4 AMERS) project. He successfully led the project through Feasibility/Systems Engineering Study, Development, and Test and Evaluation Phases. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, and just received his M.S. degree in 2017 in Systems Engineering Management and Product Development from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Kerry Fisherkeller is an Engineering Fellow with the Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence in San Diego and supports the development and fielding of manned and unmanned aircraft, missiles, space systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security. His current position is Chief Architect for NGC’s Grand Sky initiative. Prior to that he was lead system architect for the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Aerial System (N-UCAS) / MQ-25 development program responsible for developing the model-based architecture and requirements development approach to meet Navy needs for carrier-based strike systems. His experience also includes General Dynamics, Pratt & Whitney’s Space Propulsion Division, and Allied Aerospace. Kerry graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and earned a Master’s degree in Architecture Based Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) from University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Mitch Seime has a BS in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University and a MS in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mitch is a retired Navy Electronics Technician responsible for the operation and maintenance of the submarine C4I systems, and the development and deployment of serial to Internet Protocol transition for submarine communications. He has worked for SPAWAR in various capacities, including the development of submarine communications systems training and the development of Common Submarine Radio Room. Currently, Mitch is the Navy Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Lead Engineer for SPAWAR 5.0 Engineering Directorate, overseeing various efforts to integrate MBSE tools and processes, improve configuration management tracking, and establish a robust end-to-end testing capability.

Greg Bulla has worked in software engineering and systems engineering domains for over 20 years. He recently directly supported the U.S. Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Headquarters division in conducting technical systems engineering reviews of large DOD programs. Greg’s professional software experience includes the planning, design and development of time-critical targeting software, intelligent software agents, and tactical radios, and has directly contributed to the following programs: U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Global Command and Control System (GCCS), and Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N). His education includes a Bachlor degree in Aerospace Engineering and Masters degree in Computer Science, and he holds active INCOSE CSEP certification.

Ms. Cynthia Tatalovich is currently employed as a C4I (a Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence) Systems Engineer for Engility Corporation. She earned a B.S.E.E. from Ohio University and a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Youngstown State University. Cynthia has worked for several defense and commercial companies including: Rockwell Automation, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics. Her experience includes roles as a Technical Support Engineer, Systems Analyst, Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer and Teaching Assistant. Her experience includes: research, design, integration and test of control systems; computer systems installation, integration and testing; and development of system and subsystem requirements. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of California at Irvine. Cynthia holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio license. She recently relocated to San Diego from Pittsfield, Massachusetts.