Dr. Linda Ibrahim, Enterprise SPICE Project Leader, US Federal Aviation Administration



 Linda Ibrahim


Dr. Linda Ibrahim is Chief Engineer for Process Improvement at US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she led development of the FAA integrated Capability Maturity Model, its Safety and Security extensions, and its appraisal methods.  Linda is International Project Leader Enterprise SPICE, Founding Member SPICE Academy, and Co-Chair Enterprise SPICE Advisory Board.  She previously served as member of CMMI Steering Group and worked in numerous academic, research, management, consulting and practitioner software engineering and process improvement positions in industry, university, and government positions in the US, Europe and the Middle East.


Linda has received several awards including: US Department of Transportation: Meritorious Achievement Award for innovation in integrating capability maturity models; US Chief Information Officers Council: for Exemplary work on behalf of Best Practices Committee; many FAA Excellence and Special Achievement Awards for process improvement; SEI Customer Satisfaction Award; INCOSE Best Paper in Measurement Category.  Linda is included in various listings including Who’s Who in America and The World Who’s Who of Women.


Linda regularly addresses international, national, and local conferences/ events to further the cause of process improvement including: keynotes at major events in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and US; presentations at major events in the US, UK, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, and Canada; community addresses at several SPINS, INCOSE local chapter, and others. Linda has published ~100 articles, papers, presentations, reports.


Linda holds a BA in Mathematics from Duke University, MS in Information Science, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Hawaii.




(European Regional Development Fund)