James D. Moreland, Jr. Ph.D.


Dr. Moreland retired from the Government and Senior Executive Service on 28 March 2020, and is now Executive Director, Strategy for Raytheon Technologies in the Missiles and Defense Group. He retired as the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)) Executive Director, Mission Engineering and Integration (MEI) with 31 years of service. He has tremendous experience in leading advanced scientific research and engineering design, development, and integration for national security defense systems. Dr. Moreland is a world-renowned expert in MEI, and serves as a Senior Executive Science Advisor to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy providing advice on scientific, engineering, and technological matters.
Dr. Moreland earned a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University in 2013; a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2001; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1997; and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1988. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) and Program Management (PM) career fields. Dr. Moreland is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Moreland has received significant honors for his leadership in engineering, to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award and Navy Superior Civilian Service Award – two highest-ranking Navy civilian awards. In addition, he has received numerous other prestigious engineering awards for outstanding technical accomplishments and extraordinary leadership. He is also recognized as a published scholar, having received multiple best technical paper awards from the American Society of Naval Engineers and INCOSE. Dr. Moreland advances theory, methods, practice, and provides curriculum innovation through research and education as a Doctoral Research Advisor, Adjunct Professor, and Guest Lecturer for multiple universities.



McKean, D., Doskey, S. and Moreland Jr., J. (2019), “Use of Model-Based Architecture Attributes to Construct a Component-Level Trade Space.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal, Volume 22, Issue 2.

Mills, T., Doskey, S. and Moreland Jr., J. (2018), “Comparing System Development Planning and Acquisition Strategies Using Linear Discriminate Analysis.” IEEE Systems Journal

Collins, B., Doskey, S. and Moreland Jr., J. (2017), “Modeling the Convergence of Collaborative System of Systems: A Quantitative Case Study.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4: pp. 357-378

Peters, W., Doskey, S. and Moreland Jr., J. (2017), “Technology Maturity Assessments and Confidence Intervals.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2: pp. 188-204

Moreland, Jr., J.D. (2015). “Mission Engineering Integration and Interoperability.” NSWCDD Leading Edge Technical Digest, NSWCDD-MP-0096. (January 2015); 4-15

Moreland, Jr., J.D., McHone, G. (2015). “Technical-to-Tactical Interfaces: Importance of Consistent Interface between Warfighters and Scientists/Engineers.” NSWCDD Leading Edge Technical Digest, NSWCDD-MP-00096. (January 2015); 110-116

Moreland, Jr., J.D., Baron, N.T., Barnes, D.C. (2015). “Mission Level Test and Experimentation: Drive Mission Level Performance During Early Development.” NSWCDD Leading Edge Technical Digest, NSWCDD-MP-15-00096. (January 2015); 126-133

Moreland, Jr., J.D., Sarkani, S., Mazzuchi, T.A. (2014). “Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Instantiation within a Hard Real-Time, Deterministic Combat System Environment.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal. Vo. 17, No. 3. (Fall 2014); 264-277

Moreland, Jr., J.D. (2014). “Experimental Research and Future Approach on Evaluating Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Challenges in a Hard Real-Time Combat System Environment.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal. Vol. 17, No. 1. (2014); 52-61

Anderson, S.E., N. Baron, R. Garrett, Jr., J.D. Moreland. (2011). “Managing the Interstitials, a System of Systems Framework Suited for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.” INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal. Vol. 14, No. 1. (Spring 2011); 87-109. doi: 10.1002/sys.20173

Moreland, Jr., J.D. (2009). “Structuring a Flexible, Affordable Naval Force to Meet Strategic Demand into the 21st Century.” Naval Engineers Journal. Vol. 121, No. 1. (March 2009); 35-51

Moreland, Jr., J.D., O’Braskey, J. (2004). “Transformation and the Global CONOPS.” NSWCDD Leading Edge Technical Digest, NSWCDD/MP-04/25, 2007