The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) performs research on 18-20 active tasks on well-defined topics that are aligned with the SERC’s research strategy. While this research has great potential to have a transformative impact on systems engineering in both Department of Defence (DOD) and the intelligence community, it is also important to identify and nurture new ideas that may become the critical research programs for emerging challenges. Approach:
The SERC shall develop at least 5-6 short white papers outlining research programs with a significant potential to improve the practice of engineering systems. The SERC shall bundle these white papers into a technical report to be delivered at the end of the task. These white papers should allow the Department of Defence (DOD) to explore a diversity of innovative research ideas at a minimal cost.