* Essential Characteristics
   - Excels in planning advanced developments
including exploration of new environments.
   - Analyzes complex, multi-dimensional trade spaces.
   - Provides optimized cross discipline solutions and paths forward.
   - Anticipates problems to stay ahead of the work flow.
   - Identifies non-linear associations and synergies that are not obvious.
   - Practices the “art” of Systems Engineering where competing stakeholder interests are integrated into practical solutions.

* Project Types
   - Human and robotic exploration and science missions.
        - Appreciation and application of existing commercial practices to
          new and expanded uses.
   - Management of advanced technology development contracts

Specialized tools and techniques have broad application to complex problems in many fields.