Mr. Heath Warren

Systems Engineering

Personal Bio

Heath “Ted” Warren is a retired Senior Systems Engineer for the Atlantic Test Range at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, where he supported multiple projects and provided systems engineering consultant services to the ATR Systems Engineering Focus Group.  He provided systems engineering expertise for Range test systems development and maintenance.  As an ATR asset, Ted served for 14+ years as the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Team Lead for the Presidential Helicopters Program Office (PMA_274), supporting the In-Service Engineering Deputy Program Manager and the Executive Transport Helicopter Class Desk (VH-3D, VH-60N), especially in the areas of requirements, risk, and SETR compliance.  Ted also was the initial PMA-274 In-Service Engineering Risk Manager, holding that position for 5 years until his transfer back to ATR.  At ATR, Ted provided SE expertise to the development of the Broadband Emitter Antenna Measurement System (BEAMS), specialized test equipment for the next-generation jammer.  Ted’s background includes over 25 years of experience in applying systems engineering, systems analysis and program management to a wide variety of  systems. He has been a member of several NAVAIR Working Groups, including the Requirements Management WG and the Business Plans WG.  Prior to his government employment, Ted was a contractor supporting ATR's Photogrammetrics Branch.  Ted started working at Patuxent River in 1981 supporting the former Naval Aviation Logistics Center in its modernization of their information systems, including the first utilization of Yourdon Structured Analysis and Design on a major government system migrating from a batch-oriented system to an on-line, transaction based system.  Prior to coming to Southern Maryland, Ted worked for Martin Marietta Data Systems as a systems engineer in support of their contract to provide Systems Engineering for the National Airspace System redesign; duties included Cost Schedule Control Systems Criteria (CSCSC – a USAF predecessor to EVM) schedule analysis and monitoring on a competitive fly-off for the prime contractor for ATC sector suites.  Ted earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering (with distinction) from the Whiting School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.  Ted’s professional memberships included INCOSE, where he was a founding member and a past president of the Southern Maryland Chapter.  He and his wife Amy live in St. Inigoes.  In retirement, Ted is building and restoring boats.  He is the Past Commodore of the St. Mary’s River Yacht Club, and is on the Board od Directors of the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation.  Ted is a USCG-licensed Captain with a 100 ton rating.  Ted’s publications include: Stealth CPI: Managing Work Products to Achieve Continuous Process Improvement, CrossTalk: The Journal Of Defense Software Engineering, Vol. 23 No.1, Jan/Feb 2010.

Education History

  • B.S. Geology, Dickinson College
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Lecturer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals


Abler, Ronald and Warren, Heath: Stealth CPI: Managing Work Products to Achieve Continuous Process Improvement, CrossTalk: The Journal Of Defense Software Engineering, Vol. 23 No.1, Jan/Feb 2010.