|School: School of Systems & Enterprises|
|Department: School of Systems and Enterprises|
|Program: Systems Engineering|
James Armstrong received a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is currently an Industry Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. Earlier, Mr. Armstrong served as Technical Fellow and lead systems engineer for the Systems and Software Consortium (SSCI) where he consulted on and taught systems engineering and process improvement for consortium member companies and government agencies.
Before joining SSCI, Mr. Armstrong served as Vice President, Operations of Systems Management and Development Corporation providing systems engineering and program management training and support for Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman, USAF, and other organizations. He was responsible for significant systems engineering improvements in several major programs. Earlier, Mr. Armstrong was an acquisition officer in the USAF for over 21 years on various space, air traffic control, strategic and tactical communications, shipborne radar, and strategic missile test support programs. All of these programs were joint, inter-agency, or international. His responsibilities included program manager, headquarters lead, chief engineer, test manager, systems safety and configuration management. With specific regard to C3 systems, Mr. Armstrong managed the installation and check-out of the early digital microwave DCS links in Europe, was USAF lead for the TRI-TAC tactical communications program, managed testing of a DCS technical control improvement program, was responsible for command center display requirements for the DSP program, and assisted in installation planning for a NATO command facility in Germany. As an instructor at DSMC, he consulted with DISA on a major acquisition resulting in significant improvement in the acquisition process for that program. Mr. Armstrong currently consults for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, SAIC, and other companies.
Mr. Armstrong has authored over 20 technical papers and co-authored one book: SCAMPI Distilled. He has participated on author teams for most systems engineering standards and models. He is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional and member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is an Authorized Lead Appraiser for the CMMI.