Orchestrating the Development of a Complex System of Systems: Systems Engineering Tools and Methodologies

Report Number: SYM-AM-15-110

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Big Data

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Carly Jackson, Richard Volkert, George Saroch

Title: Orchestrating the Development of a Complex System of Systems: Systems Engineering Tools and Methodologies

Published: 2015-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2015/SYM-AM-15-110.pdf

Keywords: Proceedings, Thursday Sessions, Vol. 2, Symposium

Abstract:

Acquisition efforts are under increasing pressure to deliver systems rapidly and at lower cost while providing enhanced performance capability. This is happening in an environment where research and development budgets are decreasing across the Department of Defense (DoD), the acquisition workforce is rebuilding, and the DoD is looking to rebalance warfighting portfolios. This has been compounded by an extremely dynamic environment of fiscal change and uncertainty imposed by significant budget cuts and sequestration impacts in the recent past.