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November General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street

Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Nov 20, 2008    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

“Establishing a Corporate Quality Center of Excellence And rejuvenate your existing QMS”

Presented by

Ms. Anita Carlos
Vice President for Quality Assurance,
Director of Quality Assurance
Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering, and Training
Business Unit, SAIC

Thursday, November 20, 2008
at the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

The cost is $10.00 for members and students or $20.00 for non-members.

Please register using the link above or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, October 14, 6:00pm.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all “No shows” at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Program Summary:

Presentation of a successful case study of establishing Quality Center of Excellence (Q CoE) from idea to full fledged working system in a global company, SAIC. The presentation will detail the SAIC Quality Center of Excellence, which is the official virtual resource command center for quality assurance and quality control for the benefit of all SAIC employees with an established charter, mission, and goals, and this resource command center contains quality document templates, events, related links, and discussions related to quality initiatives across the corporation.   The presentation starts with the introduction of SAIC, all stages of development of Quality CoE, and ends with the lessons learned, of course a Q/A session.

Speaker Biography:  Anita Carlos

Ms. Carlos graduated from the Texas A&M in Mathematics with Graduate Studies from Troy State University and the University of Nebraska.   She has received numerous awards and accolades from SAIC and various customers throughout the Department of Defense. She is a Certified Quality Analyst from the Quality Assurance Institute and also a member of the ASQ. 

Ms. Carlos has over twenty-five years work experience in systems/software engineering, program management and Quality Assurance, Quality Management, Configuration Management, earned value project management, performance-based acquisitions, performance measurements, and process improvement, and metrics analysis and collection.

Ms. Carlos is currently responsible for maintaining, and implementing the Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, and Process Improvement Programs for the Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering, and Training (ASSET) Business Unit in SAIC which has 2,200 employees.  Ms. Carlos directs, manages and assists 42 Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, and Process Improvement personnel.  She chairs her Business Unit Process and Technology Steering Committee and participates on the SAIC Defense Solutions Group and Corporate Systems and Software Process Groups and was responsible for establishing and currently maintains the SAIC Quality Center of Excellence. 

See the November 2008 General Meeting Announcement for more information and directions to the Golden Bull Restaurant.