DOD’s Wisnosky to retire

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Dennis Wisnosky, chief architect and chief technical officer at the Department of Defense’s Business Mission Area in the Office of Business Transformation, will retire in a month he said Monday morning at the Management of Change Conference in Cambridge, Md.

Wisnosky is one of the creators and initiators of the Integrated Definition language, a standard for modeling and analysis in management and business improvement efforts.

As CTO, Wisnosky is responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development and modification of the federated architectures supporting the Department’s Business Mission Area.

Bio:

Mr. Dennis E. Wisnosky is the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO).

As Chief Architect and CTO, Mr. Wisnosky is responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development, and modification of the federated architectures supporting the Department’s Business Mission Area. This role incorporates oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA); the corporate level systems, processes, and data standards that are common across the DOD, in addition to the business architectures of the services and defense agencies.

Mr. Wisnosky is leading the transformation of architecture-driven business systems and services development, and deployment. He ensures that Business Process Models are based on a standardized representation, enabling the analysis and comparison of end-to-end business processes leading to the re-use of the most efficient and effective process patterns and elements throughout the DoD Business Mission Area. A key principle in DoD business transformation is its focus on data ontology and semantic web methods.

Mr. Wisnosky also serves as an advisor on the development of requirements and extension of DoD net-centric enterprise services in collaboration with the office of the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO).
 
Mr. Wisnosky has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), engineering, consulting and training, including extensive experience in business process reengineering and enterprise architecture efforts.

His specialty is deriving solutions to effectively move organizations from their “as-is” state of inefficiency to their “to-be” state of achieving strategic and tactical objectives. Mr. Wisnosky is recognized as a creator of the Integrated Definition (IDEFs) language, the standard for modeling and analysis in management and business improvement efforts. In addition, he is the author of several books including DoDAF Wizdom, considered the decisive source within DoD and other government organizations for managing enterprise architecture projects.

Mr. Wisnosky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s in Management Science from the University of Dayton.

Mr. Wisnosky has received numerous awards and honors for his work. In 2007 Mr. Wisnosky was a recipient of Federal Computer Week’s, Federal 100 Award.
 
Mr. Wisnosky is a PADI certified Rescue Diver, and an Instrument Rated Private Pilot in Multiengine Aircraft. He and his wife live in Naperville, Illinois; they have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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