Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken United States
The Systems Engineering Research Center SERC, a University Affiliated Research CenterUARC, set up by the U.S. Department of Defense DoD, responded to the systems engineering workforce challenges by initiating the Helix Project to investigate the DNA of systems engineers, beginning with those who work in defense and then more broadly. The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering DASDSE, the International Council on Systems Engineering INCOSE and the Systems Engineering Division of the National Defense Industrial Association NDIA-SED jointly sponsor Helix. To ensure Helix delivers the greatest value and to help Helix obtain access to the necessary data, Helix formed the Helix Advisory Panel HAP with representatives primarily from those three sponsor organizations. Helix has held four annual workshops with a broad set of representatives from across government, academia, and industry. Helix is a multi-year longitudinal research project, which has gathered data from many organizations with DoD and the Defense Industrial Base DIB through a combination of techniques, including interviews with hundreds of systems engineers.