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1 Systems Engineering and Leveraging Commercial Applications at CERDEC
Mr. Gary Blohm Director, US Army RDECOM Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center 12 March 2010

2 Panelist Introduction
Forum Moderator Mr. Gary Blohm Director, Communications Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC / RDECOM) Panelist Members Mr. Frank Apicella SES, U.S. Army Evaluation Center, US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) Mr. Doug Richardson PEO Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation Systems (US SOCOM) CAPT Harry (Smokey) Robinson Commanding Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) / NSA Orlando COL Craig Langhauser Director, Training and Technology Center (STTC) / RDECOM Ms. Maureen Weller U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dallas HQS COL Ken Wheeler Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO), Simulation, Training & Instrumentation’

3 Agenda DOD System Engineering Environment
Top 5 Systems Engineering Issues in the Defense Industry Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) Increased use of Commercial Capabilities / Applications

4 DOD System Engineering Environment
DOD is a complex engineering environment Strong emphasis on System Engineering in the department System of Systems practices emerging Interoperability - interdependencies have never been stronger Engineering the product – engineering the interfaces Systems Engineering is defined in the DoD's Defense Acquisition Guidebook as an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the entire technical effort to evolve and verify an integrated and total lifecycle balanced set of system, people, and process solutions that satisfy customer needs.

5 Top 5 Systems Engineering Issues in the Defense Industry
Key Systems Engineering practices known to be effective are not consistently applied across all phases of the program life cycle. Insufficient Systems Engineering is applied early in the program life cycle, compromising the foundation for initial requirements and architecture development. Requirements are not always well-managed, including the effective translation from capabilities statements into executable requirements to achieve successful acquisition programs. Collaborative environments, including SE tools, are inadequate to effectively execute SE at the joint capability, System-of-Systems (SoS) and system levels. The quantity and quality of Systems Engineering expertise is insufficient to meet the demands of the government and the defense industry.

6 VICTORY Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW inTerOpeRabilitY
Common Data Bus Ethernet Network Gigabit Ethernet Switches with copper media High bandwidth connections within the vehicle Displays w/custom presentation of information Touch screens for user input (WMI) Processing and data storage capability Common Displays GPS antenna and receiver for each classification level Common displays receive time & location / publish on network Allows for fewer GPS devices to support C4ISR/EW systems Time & Location Distribution MILS solution protects data in intra-vehicle network Two physically separated enclaves (secret and unclassified) Common display with trusted separation kernel Runs software at both classification levels Information Assurance Develop Architecture Create Open Standards PEO/PM Implementation

7 Backup Slides NDIA Task Force 2005

8 Revised Regulatory Policy DoDI 5000.02
Summary of changes: c Evolutionary Acquisition Revised Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan Updated DoD Earned Value Management Reporting Procedures Accounting for Military Equipment Cost of Energy Contract Incentives Strategy Approval of Acquisition Strategy prior to Release of RFP (MS A & B) Detailed Systems Engineering Policy c

9 Enclosures to the DoDI 5000.02 (2008)
} E1 References, continued E2 ACAT and MDA E3 Statutory, Regulatory, and Contract Reporting Information and Milestone Requirements E4 IT Considerations E5 Integrated T&E E6 Resource Estimation E7 Human Systems Integration E8 Acquisition of Services E9 Program Management E10 MDA Program Certification E11 Management of Defense Business Systems E12 Systems Engineering Tables Updated new

10 Encl 12, Systems Engineering (New)
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) required at each milestone MDA is approval authority for the SEP PEOs must have lead systems engineer – oversees SE across PEOs portfolio; reviews SEPs; assesses performance of subordinate systems engineers with PEO and PM Event-driven technical reviews required – with SMEs independent of program, unless waived by MDA Requires PMs to employ modular open systems approach to design (MOSA) Spectrum Supportability determination required Requires Corrosion Prevention Control Plan for ACAT I programs at MS B and C Requires configuration management to establish and control product attributes and the technical baseline Data Management Strategy (DMS) required to assess long-term technical data needs of the system – included in Acquisition Strategy ESOH risk management required to be integrated with overall SE process; Programmatic ESOH Evaluation (PESHE) required of all programs regardless of ACAT NEPA and EO (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions) analysis required of PM, approved by CAE Addresses PM support of Mishap Accident Investigations Encl 12 includes SE policy previously directed by AT&L memos, and in addition: SPECTRUM SUPPORTABILITY. For all electromagnetic spectrum-dependent systems, PMs shall comply with U.S. and host nation spectrum regulations. They shall submit written determinations to the DoD Component CIO or equivalent that the electromagnetic spectrum necessary to support the operation of the system during its expected life cycle is, or will be, available (DoD Directive , Reference

11 Open Standard = VICTORY
When is a standard “Open” ? Vendor neutral Vendor platform independent Managed by a standards body Implementable by multiple sources Openly published Platform Limits Complexity Weight Power Size Radios FBCB2 CREW Sensors Crew Compartment Flexibility If current trend continues VICTORY Benefits Government accepted standards Open competitive environment Minimize integration costs Allows rapid introduction of new capabilities Facilitates technology transition 11

12 RDECOM moving toward objective SE driven portfolio process
Needs/Capabilities: ASAALT IBCT Pilot (PEO System Integration) PEOs/PMs: i.e. Abrams JCIDS: i.e. CIEDs S&T Initiatives/Thrusts: i.e. Fuel Reduction, Cluster Munitions Ban Others: 1 2 Functional Decomposition of SIDs Technology Areas (TFTs) Lethality Protection Networks Sensors Power & Energy Mobility & Logistics Human Dimension & Training Crosswalk Technologies Crosswalk Technologies S&T Projects to Address SID’s (ATO-Rs and ATO-Ds) 3 4 Selection Criteria 5 FYXX S&T Programs with identified System and Technical KPPs Step 1: Flow Needs/Capabilities into functional areas Step 2: Decompose the functions of effects Step 3: Crosswalk technologies into functional areas Step 4: Define Technology Gaps (ATO-Rs) and Select System Level Projects (ATO-Ds) Step 5: Prepare S&T plan for SID area with associated KPPs at the system and technology area


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