MAGE Faculty

Barber, Tony

Barber, Tony

The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
A.V. Williams 2265

Dr. Tony Barber is a Systems Engineering (SE) and Information Technology (IT) Acquisitions Lead with over 20 years of Federal service and consulting experience, specializing in SE integration, Federal Acquisitions, Engineering Management, Business/Technical Analysis, and Solution Architecture. He provides support in program and technical advisory services with experience that spans across the Intelligence, Defense, Financial/Commerce, Healthcare, and Transportation industries and communities. He was previously the Chief of the Census Requirements and Configuration Management Branch within the Information Technology Division (DITD) under the Decennial Directorate at the US Census Bureau (USCB). Dr. Barber is currently a Principal Technical Advisor for the US Army Office of the Chief Information Officer (HQDA OCIO).  He has extensive knowledge around custom system development, process enablement, and system of systems integration (SOSI) within the Federal Government. In addition, Dr. Barber has developed program management and IT policies across multiple agencies critical to supporting mission operations.

Dr. Barber received a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina – Columbia (USC), a Masters of Science (MS) in Systems Engineering at George Washington University (GWU), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kogod School of Business at American University, a Doctorate in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GWU, and a Post-Graduate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University (GU). Dr. Barber also holds numerous technical and management certifications to include a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) from the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and a Professional Engineering Management (PEM) certification from the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). He also holds a Risk Management Professional (RMP), a Professional in Business Analysis (PBA), and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), among other critical technical certifications.

Dr. Barber teaches ENSE 621 (Systems Engineering Concepts and Processes – A Model Based Approach) within the Institute of Systems Research (ISR); and ENPM 808V (Systems Quality and Robustness Analysis),  ENPM  808J (Design of Experiments), and ENPM 613 (Software Design and Implementation) within the Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE) in the  A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD).


Complex Systems Modeling, Technical Uncertainty, Failure Analysis, Reliability Studies

ENSE 621 - Systems Engineering Concepts and Processes – A Model Based Approach

ENPM 808V - Systems Quality and Robustness

ENPM 808J - Design of Experiments

ENPM 613  Software Design and Implementation

The Three E's

MAGE faculty member Dr. Tony Barber reflects on diversity in Engineering