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Overview

Welcome to the newest virtual program hosted by MORS! Designed to keep the MORS community connected and engaged, monthly MORS-Talks cover relevant issues, professional, technical and career development topics.

  • Online on Friday, 1200-1300 eastern standard time
  • One-on-one interview format
  • Audience participation encouraged
  • Recorded and made available to members on the MORS-Talk community page
  • Not a MORS member? Join here

If you have a suggestion for an interview candidate or are interested in being interviewed yourself, please contact Ms. Katherine Miller at kmiller@mors.org or 703-933-9078.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Date Guest(s) Title Topic Zoom Link
22 March 2024 Dr. Ed McGrady Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security; Instructor and Course Coordinator on Gaming, Military Operations Research Society; Principal, MonksHood Media LLC GameNation with Ed Join Zoom
19 April 2024 Ms. Jennifer Swanson Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army An Update From the Army on Software, Data and Digital Engineering Join Zoom

Featured Speakers

22 March: Dr. Ed McGrady
Dr. Ed McGrady

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security Instructor and Course Coordinator on Gaming, Military Operations Research Society Principal, MonksHood Media LLC

Dr. McGrady writes, speaks, and teaches on the design of professional games. He is an adjunct senior fellow in gaming at CNAS, teaches and manages game design courses for MORS/Virginia Tech, and runs a business devoted to using games and game techniques to bring innovative experiences in new areas. His recent book, Roll to Save: Gaming Disease Response, describes designing games in support of public health professionals. Read More

19 April: Ms. Jennifer Swanson
Ms. Jennifer Swanson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army

Ms. Jennifer Swanson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering & Software (DASA(DES)), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army of Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). In this position, Ms. Swanson leads implementation of modern software practices including agile software development and DevSecOps, data centricity, and digital engineering across ASA(ALT). Since standing up DASA(DES), she established a Unified Data Reference Architecture guidance on how to produce, share and consumer data. At the direction of the VCSA, she co-led a Capability Portfolio Review securing senior leader endorsement to drive agile development and DevSecOps throughout the Army. And under her leadership, the Request for Proposal process is changing to require industry to deliver using modern software practices. Read More