Mike Russell

Chief Engineer,


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Mike Russell has supported systems development across defense, federal, and commercial programs for over 30 years in program management and engineering roles. Through MITRE Labs and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) he is focused on helping advance the practice of digital engineering and model-based development. Mr. Russell is a Chief Engineer for MITRE labs. He is also an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) and has published extensively on systems engineering topics. He holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from George Mason University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia.


  • M.S., Systems Engineering, George Mason University, 2003
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of North Georgia, 1991


  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)


  • INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP)
  • DAWIA Program Management and Systems Engineering, Level 2
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Defense Systems Acquisition and Contracting
  • Systems Engineering

Recent Publications

  • Mike Russell,  ESEP, "Supporting Decision Makers with Use Cases; Case Study Results," Procedia Computer Science, Volume 153, 2019, Pages 294-300

  • Mike Russell, "Using MBSE to Enhance System Design Decision Making," Procedia Computer Science, Volume 8, 2012, Pages 188-193

  • Mike Russell, "Services in the Warfighter's Language," Crosstalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, 2007

  • Mike Russell, "Selecting Architecture Products for a Systems Development Program," Proceedings of the 2006 Software and Systems Technology Conference, 2006

  • Mike Russell, "What Question are You Trying to Answer? Identifying the Right Products for an Architecture Effort," Proceedings of the INCOSE 2005 International Symposium, 2005

  • Mike Russell, "Assessing the Impact of Requirements Volatility of the SE Process Using Bayesian Analysis," Proceedings of the INCOSE 2004 International Symposium, 2004

  • Mike Russell, "Decision Analysis Applied to Component Reuse Assessment," Crosstalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, 2004

  • Mike Russell, "Merging Structured and Object-Oriented Analysis to Support DoD Architecture Development," Proceedings of the INCOSE 2004 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, 2004

  • Mike Russell, "Using C4ISR Framework Products to Enhance Systems Engineering Programs," Proceedings of the 2000 National Military Intelligence Association C4ISR Symposium, 2000

  • Mike Russell, "Introduction to and Application of the Joint Technical Architecture to DoD Acquisition Programs," Proceedings of the 1999 National Fire Control Symposium, 1999