Subject Matter Experts
DSIAC’s subject matter expert (SME) network is one of the most valuable resources we have. It is made up of SMEs with expertise across DSIAC’s communities of practice who are interested and available to provide insight and information to the center and others in the defense community. DSIAC SMEs predominantly consist of volunteers, all of whom are willing to lend their expertise to help other community practitioners.
How Can You Help as a DSIAC SME?
DSIAC SMEs provide a wealth of knowledge and information through a variety of means. The following describe a few of the many important ways DSIAC SMEs support the defense systems community.
Writing Journal Articles
DSIAC publishes a quarterly journal that includes research and development (R&D) and engineering articles on new ideas and emerging trends in science and engineering in any of the communities of practice. DSIAC SMEs frequently author and contribute articles for publication.
Shaping Information Products
DSIAC generates information products to inform and educate the defense systems community. We leverage SMEs as part of a steering panel to help guide the development and review of the information products to ensure that they offer the maximum benefit.
Responding To Technical Inquiries
DSIAC regularly fields and responds to technical inquiries on a range of defense systems topics; we rely on SME support to help us find an answer and quickly respond to the requester.
Are You a DSIAC SME?
If you are a contributing member of the defense systems community and are willing to help others with your expertise, you are a DSIAC SME! Our SMEs come from various backgrounds, such as DoD research laboratories, active and/or retired military service, academia, industry, and DSIAC’s own technical staff.
Voice from the Community
Would you like to be featured in our bi-weekly Defense Systems Digest? Our digest goes out to over 40,000 defense systems community members and includes a section called “Voice From the Community” for our SMEs to share their latest work. Submit your “Voice From the Community” input here.