Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (dba SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 40 years. He provided leadership in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework (now DoDAF), the Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML), and the Innoslate® tool. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD and DOE projects. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina. He has been a long-term member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), having held positions as President of the Washington Metro Area Chapter and Director for the Americas. Dr. Dam is also an INCOSE certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP). Dr. Dam currently is the Secretary of the LML Steering Committee.