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Charles K Pickar

Senior Lecturer
Acquisition Management
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (703) 589-7544
Education
  • PhD - Nova Southeastern University 2003
    Major: Management/ Project Management
    Distinction: Summa cum laude
Other Experience
  • Director, Walden University DBA program
  • Director/ VP, Lockheed Martin
  • Vice President, SAIC
  • 2010 Program Area Manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • 1998 Retired Army Officer, U.S. Army
Research Interests
Defense Acquisition
Project Management
Systems Thinking
Modeling & Simulation
Offsets
International Arms Trade
Systems Engineering
System-of-Systems Engineering
Enterprise Systems Engineering
System Dynamics
Teaching Interests
Defense Systems Acquisition Management
Project Management
Systems Engineering
Business Strategy
System Dynamics

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • INCOSE
  • Project Management Institute

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Reviews
  • Pickar, C. K, (2014). Review for Contemporary Project Management.
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Pickar, C. K., Franck, R., Udis, B., & Hildebrandt, G, REALISTIC ACQUISITION SCHEDULE ESTIMATES: A Follow-on Inquiry.
  • Pickar, C. K., & Franck, R. V, (2019). MAKING TIME FROM DATA: TOWARD REALISTIC ACQUISITION SCHEDULE ESTIMATES.
  • Pickar, C. K, (2018). Informing DoD Program Planning Through the Examination of the Causes of Delays in Acquisition Using Acquisition Data.
  • Pickar, C. K., & Feely, K, (2017). Estimating the Estimate: Toward a Quick and Inexpensive Method for Weapons System Cost Estimation.
  • Pickar, C. K, (2016). Squaring the Project Management Circle: Updating the Cost, Schedule, and Performance Methodology.
  • Pickar, C. K, (2015). Beyond cost, schedule and performance: Managing system-of-systems programs.
  • Pickar, C. K, (2015). Beyond cost, schedule and performance: Managing system-of-systems programs.
  • Pickar, C. K., & Jones, R. D, (2015). Engineering the Business of Defense Acquisition: An Analysis of Program Office Processes.
  • Journal Articles
  • Pickar, C. K., & Henry, M. H, (2017). Toward a Process for Engineering the Army Training System. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, 4(11), 2150-2159.
  • Written Cases with Instructional Material
  • Pickar, C. K, (2013). Develop the Search and Rescue System.
Presentations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Pickar, C. K., Johns Hopkins University Stewards of Change Symposium, "Healthcare Enterprise Engineering," Johns Hopkins University. (June 16, 2013).
  • Pickar, C. K., Johns Hopkins University Stewards of Change Symposium, "A System of Systems Approach for Healthcare Acquisition in the US Military," Johns Hopkins University. (June 12, 2012).