2022 Digital Enterprise Workshop

Digital Heli via GrabCADThe VFS Redstone Chapter hosted a successful, an all-day kickoff Digital Enterprise Workshop in Huntsville, Alabama on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. This initiative was in support of innovating aviation acquisition by the US Army by leveraging the digital engineering infrastructure for model-based systems engineering (MBSE).

A Long-Term Objective for Model Based Acquisition

  • Evolve our current system acquisition process from event- and document-based to model-based
  • Moves the engineering discipline from its current state of stove-piped models and data sources toward a future Digital Engineering Ecosystem
  • Improvement resides chiefly in two areas: 1) mission, enterprise architecture, and requirements modeling by the government; and 2) full system development by industry in a digital model
  • Both gov’t and industry need: right info, right time, right format

Video recordings of discussions and presentations from this all day workshop are available below to the public. Click on any of the images below to start the video — you can then expand it full screen in high definition.


Introduction by Dr. William D. Lewis, T4
Digital Transformation by Nick Lappos, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Digital Engineering Tools by David Guzinsky, 3DS
60V Digital Engineering Lessons Learned by Dr. David Arterburn, RSESC
Improved Turbine Engine Digital Engineering Perspective by John Freudenthal, US Army
PEO Aviation MOSA Transformation by Mr. Matt Sipe, US Army
PEO AVN DT Vision by Rodney Davis, US Army
Digitally Designed Aircraft - Bell 525 and 505 by Peter Shultz, Bell
Digital Integration at Sikorsky by Mike Ambrose, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Collins Aerospace Digital Product Life-Cycle by Harold Tiedeman and Young Park, Collins Aerospace
System Capability Panel by Dave Cripps, Peter Shultz, Dr. David Arterburn and Lars Ericcson
Workforce Development Panel by David Guzinsky, Gregorian and Matt Sipe
Sustainment Initiatives Panel by Jonas, Rios, Johnson and Long
Discussion Working Groups and Ending Remarks by Dr. William Lewis, T4