A Rationale and Framework for Establishing a Systems Engineering Community within the Department of the Army

Report Number: NPS-SE-11-002

Series: Systems Engineering

Category: Systems-of-Systems

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Alan Clayton, Anders Wiborg, Amie Riva

Title: A Rationale and Framework for Establishing a Systems Engineering Community within the Department of the Army

Published: 2011-03-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-SE-11-002.pdf

Keywords: Systems Engineering, Army, system of systems, Army System of Systems Engineer (SoSE), training, personnel

Abstract:

Army acquisition programs are faced with increasing technical complexity and interdependence as most program products must integrate into a system of systems. The low quantity of systems engineers and the poor quality of systems engineering are credited as central to program failures. In an Army Systems Engineering Forum, the Army System of Systems Engineer (SoSE) asked what could be done to recruit, train, certify, and retain systems engineers. In this paper, we answer that question and identify that it cannot be