The Standards Viewpoint (StdV) is the set of rules governing the arrangement, interaction, and interdependence of parts or elements of the Architectural Description. These sets of rules can be captured at the enterprise level and applied to each solution. Its purpose is to ensure that a solution satisfies a specified set of operational or capability requirements.

Guide: DoDAF Architecture Framework Version 2.02 – Page 197

The StdV’s Models capture the doctrinal, operational, business, technical, or industry implementation guidelines upon which engineering specifications are based, common building blocks are established, and solutions are developed. It includes a collection of the doctrinal, operational, business, technical, or industry standards, implementation conventions, standards options, rules, and criteria that can be organized into profiles that govern solution elements for a given architecture. Current DoD guidance requires the Technical Standards portions of models be produced from DoD Information Technology Standards and Profile Registry (DISR) to determine the minimum set of standards and guidelines for the acquisition of all DoD systems that produce, use, or exchange information.

The two (2) StdV are:

DoD Information Technology Standards and Profile Registry (DISR):
DoD Information Technology Standards and Profile Registry (DISR) (Secured) Online repository for a minimal set of primarily commercial IT standards. The DISR can be used to populate the Standards models (StdV-1 and StdV-2) of the Architecture. Conversely, the Standards Models can identify additional or new standards that need to be added to DISR.     

   DoDAF Viewpoint Matrix
AV 1 2                      
CV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7            
DIV 1 2 3                    
OV 1 2 3 4 5a 5b 6a 6b 6c        
PV 1 2 3                    
SvcV 1 2 3a 3b 4 5 6 7 8 9 10a 10b 10c
StdV 1 2                      
SV 1 2 3 4 5a 5b 6 7 8 9 10a 10b 10c

AcqTips:  

  • The DoDAF descriptions in this website are very generic and are mostly taken from the DoDAF Architecture Framework website. Make sure you visit the actual website for the most update information and a more thorough explanation of each viewpoint.
  • DoDAF Version 1.0, although outdated, has some good examples on how to construct AV’s, OV’s, and SV’s.

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Updated: 9/28/2017

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