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MITRE McLean; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen, MD
MITRE-2 room 1N100, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
various, Maryland

Oct 28    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Risk Management-103: Risk Metrics — Measuring

 Risk and the Risk Process

(Part 2)

Presented by Mike Helton

Tuesday October 28, 2014

6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring


This talk discusses metrics involved with assessing risk and the risk process.  The presentation includes how to select the right metrics, and how these metrics support the goals of Risk Management.  This involves the risk profile and how to calculate risk exposure and return on investment (ROI).  An example case is used to demonstrate typical measurements of these metrics, trends and how they assist management’s decisions on priority and budget including when to stop working a given risk.  Other metrics are given which provide directions for improving the Risk Management Process, and answering the question:  Is this process working?

Mike Helton is a senior Risk Management consultant and has practiced Risk Management for over 17 years on very large to very small programs and projects.  These included the Air Traffic Control DSR Program, an NSA Process Improvement Program and many smaller group projects within larger programs such as various groups within NASA’s Landsat Program.  He was the instructor for the Risk Management Process for the National Security Administration where he trained over 350 NSA professionals on Risk Management.  This included tailoring aspects of industry standard risk management processes documented by the PMBOK, SEI Carnegie Mellon Institute and several other sources of risk management to fit various kinds of programs and projects.  His prior endeavors included integration manager on a key stage of the NASA’s International Space Station, integration manager on a commercial satellite communications system for the American Satellite Company and mission & science sequence design engineer on various interplanetary space missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Locations and Registration

The presentation will originate at MITRE’s McLean, Virginia facility, with video teleconferencing between:

US Food and Drug Administration (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976


MITRE, Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

Host: Aaron Dagen, Desk: 732-578-6301

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-758

MITRE, Room 02-301

Northgate Building A,

209 Research Blvd.,

Aberdeen, MD 21001

Host: Richard Eng, Cell: 703-201-9112


If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)


 Join online meeting  https://meet.mitre.org/ankrums/M9GRS6JR

Join by Phone  +1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 9105627

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Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

Details and driving directions at Announcement Flyer

You must register by noon on Monday, September 22.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.

Reference Meeting Flyer with directions here.

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127