Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia Mahugh-Dam

We began by developing a seamless product, Innoslate, that spans all aspects of systems engineering and program management. We call that “horizontal integration.” This approach has provided a domain-independent way to optimize cost, schedule, and performance, while mitigating risk throughout the product lifecycle for systems of systems.

Our next step in digital engineering provides interoperability from the systems engineering domain to the design engineering domains throughout the lifecycle. We call this “vertical integration.

President and Chief Operating Officer
Steven H. Dam

Ph.D., ESEP is the President of SPEC Innovations. He has been involved with research, experiments, operations analysis, software development, systems engineering and training for more than 40 years. Dr. Dam participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and has written two books on DoDAF. He currently is applying systems engineering techniques to various DoD, DOE, and commercial projects. Dr. Dam earned a B.S. in physics from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of South Carolina. He is also a long-time member of INCOSE and was formerly the president of the San Diego Chapter before relocating to the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Dam has presented numerous papers and seminars to the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter of INCOSE, is a past president of the WMA Chapter, and a past Director for the Americas for INCOSE.

He holds an Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) Certification from INCOSE

President and Chief Operating Officer
Steven H. Dam

Ph.D., ESEP is the President of SPEC Innovations. He has been involved with research, experiments, operations analysis, software development, systems engineering and training for more than 40 years. Dr. Dam participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and has written two books on DoDAF. He currently is applying systems engineering techniques to various DoD, DOE, and commercial projects. Dr. Dam earned a B.S. in physics from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of South Carolina. He is also a long-time member of INCOSE and was formerly the president of the San Diego Chapter before relocating to the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Dam has presented numerous papers and seminars to the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter of INCOSE, is a past president of the WMA Chapter, and a past Director for the Americas for INCOSE.

He holds an Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) Certification from INCOSE

Vice President
John Viar

Is Vice President of SPEC Innovations and has served at the program management level of numerous projects throughout his career, first with the Air Force, then in private and government sectors. He has led multi-million dollar projects and has a 100% success record for delivering on time and within budget. He has helped develop and analyze risk assessments for the military and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has led teams in formulating the remediation plans for assessed risks and evaluated risk tools for the Commonwealth. John has more than 40 years of leadership and management. He has previously worked as the District Business Administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation; as Managing Director of Operations for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, Health Communications Services; and as the Public Services Assistant Manager for the City of Lynchburg/Public Service Division. He earned a B.S. in mathematics and an M.B.A. in management from Lynchburg College.