Education/Bio

As a Program Manager for a United States Federal Government agency. Ms. Land has served three terms on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors. She served as a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors (2013, 2016), as a member of Region 3 Executive Committee (2016, 2017), was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. She has more than 25 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.

Ms. Land is an IEEE Fellow and is the author or co-author of a number of texts, papers, webinars all supporting sound software engineering principles and practical application of software process methodologies.

Missile Defense Agency (2010 – Current)

Ms. Land is the Program Manager for Spiral 8.2-3 Product Development for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Command, Control, Battle Management, & Communications (C2BMC), Huntsville, AL. This is a 3-year $120M development effort. She was previously the Chief Engineer and Deputy Program Manager for Spiral 8.2-1 C2BMC, a 7-year $1.2B effort successfully fielding in 2016. She leads and manages organizational interactions of over 150 Contractor, UARC and FFRDC team members.

MITRE (2007 – 2010)

Principle Software Systems Engineer providing technical leadership to senior government sponsors in the strategic planning, acquisition and engineering of software intensive systems, enterprise systems, system of systems and/or complex systems. MITRE is a not-for-profit organization chartered to operate in the public interest managing three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) for the U.S. government.  Supported multiple projects for MITRE’s Software Engineering and Computing Department. Working primarily to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) Concurrent Test Training and Operations (CTTO) effort as independent technical lead for software and simulations, the Department of the Navy’s SPII (Software Process Improvement Initiative), and software engineering support to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L).

Northrop Grumman/ Program Manager / Technical Director Huntsville Operations / Technical Fellow (2000 – 2007)

Program Manager Software and Systems Engineering providing senior software engineering program management support to the AMRDEC Software Engineering Directorate, Redstone Arsenal, AL in support of the America’s Army Project Office where she is the Production Planner for the America’s Army program responsible for production of both the public game and DoD training applications.  In addition, as Technical Director, provided support to the Huntsville Operations office.  Responsibilities include the business development, growth, and technical mentoring of multiple project teams in all aspects relating to software engineering.

Education/Certification:
BS, The University of Georgia, 1984
MS, Florida Institute of Technology, 2012

Project Management Professional (PMP); Project Management Institute, 2238941 (2018)
IEEE Computer Society; Professional Software Engineering Master Certification (2015-2018)
Department of Defense
Certified Acquisition Professional, Program Management (2012)
Department of Defense Certified Acquisition Professional, Information Technology (2014)