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de Jong, Kent

Lecturer

Research Interests 

Requirements generation, requirements modeling, system modeling

Background 

Mr. Kent de Jong has 25 years of professional systems and software engineering experience as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. During this time he worked on satellites, weapons, security systems, simulations, and information systems supporting several government and commercial customers.  His responsibilities included requirements development and management, engineering standards development, product qualification and certification, software tool development, systems analysis, software development, and quality engineering. He has extensive experience in model-based systems engineering and the use of SysML, UML, and DOORS.

Mr. de Jong holds an MBA in Finance from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a Certified Systems Engineering Profession (CSEP) and a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, and the Eta Kappa Nu International Electrical Engineering Society.

He teaches ENSE 621/641: System Concepts, Issues, and Practices.

Honors and Awards 

Significant Contribution Award, Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, for publishing “Culture Shock:  Improving Software Quality”


Selected Publications 

  1. Process for Selecting Engineering Tools—Applied to Selecting a SysML Tool, Kent de Jong, Mark J. De Spain, Marjorie E. Hernandez, Debbie S. Post, and Jeffrey L. Taylor; Sandia Report, SAND2010‑7098, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February  2011.
  2. “Choosing a Requirements Engineering Tool: Experiences from the B61 Life Extension Program”, Kent de Jong, White Paper, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 2010.
  3. "New Projects…How to Keep them From Driving Off a Cliff", Kent de Jong & Debra Post, Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2009, Nashville, Tennessee, 1-4 June 2009.
  4. "Magic Bullets, New Cars, and System Engineering Tools: Promises vs. Reality", Kent de Jong & Debra Post, The International Council on Systems Engineering Region V Spring 09 Conference, Suffolk, Virginia, 2-4 April 2009.
  5. "System Engineering Tools: Turning Promises Into Reality", Kent de Jong & Debra Post, UGS Connection: Americas 2008, Orlando, Florida, 1-5 June 2008.
  6. Strategic Plan for the University of New Mexico Press; Tracy Conway, Kent de Jong, Namita Dhakal; Sakib Kazi, John Olmsted; University of New Mexico—Anderson Schools of Management, December 2003.
  7. W76 Requirements Management Project Plan; Kent de Jong, Carmen Palya, Stephanie Castillo, White Paper, Sandia National Laboratories, March 2002.
  8. PDF Object Linking Extension: It's Easier to Catch a Fish with a POLE, Stephanie M. Castillo, Kent de Jong; Proceedings of the Telelogic Americas 2002 User Group Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2002.
  9. Subsystem and Component Technical Peer Review Processes; Kent de Jong, Nancy J. Linarez-Royce, Rosemary T. Glenn, William C. Moffatt, Danny L. Thomas, Larissa C. Velasquez; Sandia Report, SAND2002‑0649, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2002.
  10. Concurrent Engineering for Radar Design and Manufacturing, Kent de Jong, Richard Knudson, Steve Garrett, Doug Norwood, David Robinson, Dennis Anderson, John Wronosky, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 1997.
  11. The Economic Evaluation of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Kent de Jong, Colleen Koessler, Aaren Lonks, George McBean, Frank Reynolds, Ken Slepicka, Ernest Smith, Vanessa Stieneker, David Curtis, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 1997.
  12. System Analysis:  Developing Tools for the Future, Kent de Jong, John Clever, John Draper,  Brady Davies, Aaren Lonks, Sandia Report, SAND96‑0521, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 1996.
  13. Testing Plan for the RTDP Human Factors Costs/Benefits Analysis Program and Test Report: Teleoperated Pipe Cutting for the Costs/Benefits Analysis Program, Kent de Jong, John Draper, Linda Blair, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, DRAFTS dated 18 May 1995 and 18 September 1995 respectively.
  14. “Software Requirements Specifications for the Pantex Staging Model”, “Software Requirements Specifications for the Pantex Staging Model Electronic Loading Module”, and “Software Design Notes for the Pantex Staging Model”, Kent de Jong, Ellen Ballweg, William Ferrell,  Denise Carlson, Sabina Jordan, Sandia Report: Development of the Pantex Staging Model, Sand94‑0722, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 1994.
  15. “Identification of Potential Markets for Advanced Transportation Modeling and Simulation”, Kent de Jong, White Paper, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 1994.
  16. “The Pantex Staging Model:  A Study of Staging Assets at the Pantex Plant”, Kent de Jong, Special Technologies Expo '93, Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May 1993.
  17. “Culture Shock:  Improving Software Quality”, Kent de Jong, Sharon Trauth, The Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, Orlando, Florida (Requested Reprint), April 1993.
  18. “Proposed Changes in Standards Initiation”, Kent de Jong, IEEE Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee, New York, New York, February 1992.
  19. “Survey of IEEE Software Engineering Standards”, Kent de Jong, Proceedings of the IEEE Software Engineering Standards Applications Workshop, San Diego, California, May 1991.
  20. “How Do I Show My Software Progress?”, Kent de Jong, CUBE Symposium, Santa Fe,
    New Mexico, November 1990.
  21. Software Development Techniques for Quality; Michael Blackledge, Kent de Jong, John Franklin, Lynn Ritchie, Eric Tomlin, Sharon Trauth; CS774 Continuing Education at Sandia National Laboratories, March 1990.
  22. “Culture Shock:  Improving Software Quality”, Kent de Jong, Sharon Trauth, American Quality Congress Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1989.
  23. “Software Quality Engineering”, Kent de Jong, Sharon Trauth, Chuck Trauth, John Franklin, Lynn Ritchie, Internal Education Class, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Livermore, California, 1987–1990.
  24. “A Model Software Quality Assurance Plan”, Kent de Jong, Sharon Trauth, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1987.
  25. Computer Based Instruction in Electrical Engineering:  A Simple Lesson in Antenna Theory; Kent de Jong, Masters Thesis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 1986.
  26. Computer Assisted Instruction: An Engineering Approach; Kent de Jong, Unpublished Paper, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 1985.
  27. “Ethics of Engineering”, Kent de Jong, Nebraska Blue Print, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 1981.