Objectives: To identify next-generation Department of Defense (DoD) life cycle System Engineering (SE) process needs and associated infrastructure support that will enable future DoD systems to be more cost-effectively developed and more rapidly adapted to changing mission needs. It has three primary sub-objectives:
1. Life Cycle Needs Identification: Identify next-generation processes and associated process infrastructure needs for coping with evolutionary acquisition, net-centric systems of systems, emergent requirements, rapid change, network services, and legacy-constrained Brownfield development 2. Life Cycle Process Infrastructure: Research and develop next-generation process frameworks and infrastructure that better enable DoD acquisitions to cope with future systems acquisition and mission execution challenges 3. Systems of Systems Processes: Research the principles, processes, and mechanisms (e.g. incentive structures) for managing the acquisition and development of various classes of systems of systems.
Approach: Research process implications of DoD trends: evolutionary acquisition, net-centric systems of systems, emergent requirements, rapid change, network services, and legacy-constrained brown field development
Draft report titled “Systems Engineering and Management Implications of Evolutionary Acquisition” and coordinate to elicit sponsor and community feedback; revise and update
Draft infrastructure for most critical SE and management needs identified in Implications document (e.g. systems of systems, milestone review content and criteria, evidence-based systems engineering and management)
Coordinate with related initiatives
Hold initial tutorials on infrastructure and its usage