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Barber, Tony

Lecturer

Research Interests 

Complex Systems Modeling, Technical Uncertainty, Failure Analysis, Reliability Studies

Background 

Dr. Tony Barber is a Systems Engineering (SE) and Information Technology (IT) Acquisitions Lead with over 20 years of Federal service and consulting experience, specializing in SE integration, Federal Acquisitions, Engineering Management, Business/Technical Analysis, and Solution Architecture. He provides support in program and technical advisory services with experience that spans across the Intelligence, Defense, Financial/Commerce, Healthcare, and Transportation industries and communities. Dr. Barber is currently the Chief of the Census Requirements and Configuration Management Branch within the Information Technology Division (DITD) under the Decennial Directorate at the US Census Bureau (USCB). He has extensive knowledge around custom system development, process enablement, and system of systems integration (SOSI) within the Federal Government. In addition, Dr. Barber has developed program management and IT policies across multiple agencies critical to supporting mission operations.

Barber received a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina – Columbia (USC), a Masters of Science (MS) in Systems Engineering/Engineering Management at George Washington University (GWU), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kogod School of Business at American University, a Doctorate in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GWU, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University (GU). Dr. Barber also holds numerous technical and management certifications to include a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) from the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and a Professional Engineering Management (PEM) certification from the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). He also holds a Risk Management Professional (RMP), a Professional in Business Analysis (PBA), and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), among other critical technical certifications.

Barber teaches ENSE 621 (System Projects, Validation and Verification) and ENSE 627/ENPM 647 (Systems Quality and Robustness Analysis) within the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD).