Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Initial Technical Review (ITR)

The Initial Technical Review (ITR) is a multi-disciplined technical review to support a program’s initial Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submission in the Materiel Solutions Analysis (MSA) Phase . This review ensures a program’s Technical Baseline is sufficiently rigorous to support a valid cost estimate and enable an independent assessment. The ITR assesses the capability needs …

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Software Planning in the Systems Engineering Plan

The program Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) provides an opportunity to integrate software planning into the overall systems engineering planning of a program. This is critical to ensure proper allocation of resources, schedule development, and overall software understanding. The following is a list of software topics that should be addressed in the SEP: Address processor and computing …

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Capstone Threat Assessment (CTA)

(This Assessment Has Been Deleted) The Capstone Threat Assessment (CTA) details how foreign countries are developing capabilities that will/can challenge US warfighting capabilities. The assessment is written by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) with input from other intelligence organizations. The DIA validates seven (7) types of CTA’s: Land Warfare Capstone Threat Assessment Air Warfare Capstone Chemical, …

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Systems Engineering Standards

  Various industry standards describe Systems Engineering processes. These outline ways to accomplish the overall Systems Engineering effort. Generally, the DoD does not contractually impose any particular System Engineering standard on developers. However, DoD Systems Engineering professionals need to be familiar with the particular standard or combination of standards that developers may choose to use …

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