Terry R. Hill

NASA's Digital Engineering Transformation Lead , NASA

Terry R. Hill has served as the Lead of the NASA’s Digital Engineering Transformation Leadership Team since January 2022, and formerly served as NASA’s Model-based Systems Engineering Leadership team from July 2020 through Jan 2023. Both teams are responsible for providing recommendations for an executable strategic and implementation approach for delivering digital engineering and MBSE methodology and interoperable toolchain capabilities to usher the agency into the modern world of DE design and SE. This is all in addition to his day job of being the DE Transformation lead for JSC Engineering. Educated with a Masters in GN&C, Terry has been with NASA for almost 25 years and has supported almost all of the human space flight programs since the late ‘90’s in addition to spending a decade in spacesuit & EVA tools engineering and five years as the deputy program manager of the Astronaut Crew Health and Safety Program.

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Thursday, May 18 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM 205 C

PL1881B - NASA's Digital Engineering Transformation

As National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) takes on more ambitious and complex science and exploration missions it is an imperative for the Agency to collaborate effectively with both domestic industry and international partners. Hence, the Agency must accelerate its use of integrated Digital Engineering (DE) including Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE). This presentation outlines NASA’s journey in understanding what Digital Engineering Transformation portends for its spaceflight portfolio, the benefits of this transformation, and the requisite strategy that NASA needs to implement to realize the benefits and capabilities.

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