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Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains

Technical Note
This 2006 report presents a case for the investigation and adaptation of structural and dynamic modeling techniques to the engineering of systems of systems.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6574988.v1

Abstract

Recognizing the need to succeed in a new multilateral, asymmetric threat environment, the U. S. Department of Defense has initiated a radical transformation in operations to promote agility and enhance responsiveness. The transformation process, as well as the resulting new order of operations, relies heavily on system-of-systems solutions to bridge existing gaps in operations. To date, a pervasive, and possibly detrimental, assumption has dominated the program management arena: management tools and methods that work for single systems apply equally well to the acquisition of system-of-systems solutions. This technical note questions the general assumption that single-system methods are effective in a system-of-systems arena. Taking the position that the field, as a whole, lacks an adequate understanding of the unique challenges that influence system-of-systems initiatives, this report presents a case for the investigation and adaptation of structural and dynamic modeling techniques to the engineering of systems of systems. The report also includes results from a survey of subject matter experts providing evidence that resource expenditures in areas important to a system-of-systems environment are becoming high priorities.

Cite This Technical Note

Anderson, W., Brown, M., & Flowe, R. (2006, June 1). Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029). Retrieved March 5, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1.

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author={Anderson, William and Brown, Mary and Flowe, Robert},
title={Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains},
month={Jun},
year={2006},
number={CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1},
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Anderson, William, Mary Brown, and Robert Flowe. "Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains." (CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, June 1, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1.

W. Anderson, M. Brown, and R. Flowe, "Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029, 1-Jun-2006 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1. [Accessed: 5-Mar-2024].

Anderson, William, Mary Brown, and Robert Flowe. "Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jun. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Anderson, William; Brown, Mary; & Flowe, Robert. Joint Capabilities and System-of-Systems Solutions: A Case for Crossing Solution Domains. CMU/SEI-2006-TN-029. Software Engineering Institute. 2006. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6574988.v1