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DEM&S Community of Practice

To further the digital engineering effort, SE&A leads the Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation (DEM&S) Community of Practice (CoP), whose participants represent segments of the engineering and acquisition communities including Program Executive Offices, Program Managers, engineering, and science and technology proponents. The DEM&S CoP promotes digital engineering principles throughout the Services and other agencies and can assist in advancing digital engineering practices.

The DEM&S CoP is assessing, promoting, and appropriately increasing the use of digital engineering in multiple areas related to acquisition. It relies on implementation instances to further increase the guidance, support, and use of products out of digital engineering: digital artifacts. In concert with its internal exploration, the CoP retains a close tie to the industrial sector for advice and advocacy and to address challenges in using digital artifacts across the government-industry boundary. The CoP is responsible for promoting and facilitating improvements in the expertise of digital engineering stakeholders in the acquisition workforce.


For more information, contact using the following subject line: Attn DEM&S 

Participating in the CoP provides these benefits:

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, forge valuable relationships, and expand professional network within the digital engineering domain.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Engage in stimulating discussions, share expertise, and learn from the experiences of others in the field.
  • Exclusive Events: Participate in meetings and discussions featuring renowned speakers and industry experts, gaining insight into the latest technologies and trends.
  • Collaborative Projects: Join in collaborative projects with fellow community members, fostering innovation.
  • Resources and Learning Materials: Gain access to a curated repository of resources, including articles, white papers, case studies, and tutorials, to enhance understanding and skills in digital engineering.


Digital Engineering, Modeling & Simulation Community of Practice

The DEM&S CoP explores the transition of traditional acquisition processes to a digital model-centric environment. By engaging with systems engineering and acquisition professionals, the CoP focuses on sharing DEM&S concepts and best practices across the DoD Enterprise.

DEM&S CoP Meetings

The DEM&S CoP meetings foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and insights to advance the practice of digital engineering and modeling and simulation.

Sessions address specific challenges, explore new methodologies, or allow members to share practical experiences. Please contact us to register for the next meeting.

2024 DEM&S CoP Meeting Dates

May 22, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Topic: Connecting Artificial Intelligence (AI), Large Language Models (LLM), and Digital Engineering.

 July 24, 2024:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Topic:  Tool Vendor Challenge

September 18, 2024: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Topic:  Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Version 2 Transition

 November 18, 2024:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Topic:  Digital Twin

Register for Next Meeting

  • Register now for the next event, or contact us for more information about how to be involved as a presenter:  Subject line “Attn: DEM&S CoP”

Contact Us

Attn: DEM&S CoP

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense,
Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
3030 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3030