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Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group  


Apr 27, 2016    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deming at the Department of Defense


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking and Pizza

6:30 7:30 PM Program

7:30 7:45 PM LSS SIG Announcements

There is no cost to attend this event

In the spring of 1988, W. Edwards Deming gave his four day Deming Seminar to a Department of Defense-only crowd at the Twin Bridges Marriott, across I-395 from the Pentagon. This was a key event in kicking off what became the Total Quality Management (TQM) effort across DoD. Lt Col D. Cragin Shelton attended this seminar from the National Guard Bureau. He will give his impressions of Deming over the four days, commenting on the DoD culture and the effects of Deming on about 2,000 Pentagon denizens. He will provide a high-view summary of the content of the week, with a few personal observations and comments thrown in.


Dr. D. Cragin Shelton is a cybersecurity systems engineer with a not-for-profit systems engineering company. He has worked with Department of Defense (DoD) information systems since 1984. While on active duty he was responsible for data systems at the installation and national level. Since retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1997 at the grade of colonel, he has concentrated on information assurance of DoD systems and networks. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, (ISC)2, ISSA, INCOSE, and AFCEA. Dr. Shelton is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He holds a BS in chemistry from Centenary College of Louisiana, a Master of Science in Systems Management (MSSM) from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Science (DSc) in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University. For fun, he runs off the sides of mountains.

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 Locations and Registration

The presenters will be at the TEQCorner location with the presentation teleconferenced remotely.


1616 Anderson Road McLean, Virginia 22102

Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)

(See map for directions to TEQCORNER, www.teqcorner.com)

 Teleconferencing Instructions


Join Our Meeting via WEBEX

Join by Phone:

 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 808 843 390

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Registration: Webpage: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/38891

 Please register by noon on Tuesday, May 24 to better facilitate the creation of up to date meeting documentation and the refreshments ordering process.


For registration problems or further information contact James Patsis at SixSigmaSIG@asq509.org or Danny Moore / Kristine Hejna at SixSigma14@asq0511.org


LSS SIG Chairperson (509): Dr. James Patsis

LSS SIG Chairperson (511): Dr. Danny Moore / Ms. Kristine Hejna

LSS SIG Committee: Dr. Rhonda Farrell, Mr. Ron Kelley 

Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), ASQ Northern Virginia Section (511), with marketing support by the IEEE Computer Society (DC & NoVA).

 See our web page: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/197/pid/197. We meet every month, with locations varying in 2016, per the event calendar.

 Next month, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016