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dc.contributor.authorAlfred R. Schenker, Nickolas H. Guertin-
dc.identifier.citationPublished--Unlimited Distributionen_US
dc.descriptionAcquisition Management / Defense Acquisition Community Contributoren_US
dc.description.abstractThe Department of Defense’s approach to building and deploying software-intensive systems is constantly under revision. In parallel, the tools and methods to model and test architecture representations of candidate products have also evolved. We investigate the adaptation of value engineering (VE) methods into the acquisition of software-intensive weapon systems where the candidate product architecture can be modeled and used to guide implementations throughout the lifecycle. Aligning model-based engineering with VE will accelerate innovation in the development process (De Graaf et al., 2019). When used with a process performance baseline, this method can establish a comparison framework for cost-benefit analyses of alternative approaches. VE is used to evaluate different approaches or processes to improve the end product cost (including future, unaccounted for cost overruns), performance, or quality. We believe that VE can be applied to the development of software-intensive weapons systems as well. To date, the cost to perform system modeling and virtual integration in early product development stages has been traded off against showing early results. The benefits of virtual integration are significant, especially in the long-term value of being able to evaluate system upgrades and changes both while in development and after the system transitions to sustainment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAcquisition Management;SYM-AM-21-077-
dc.subjectValue Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture Centricen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Integrationen_US
dc.subjectModel Based Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectModel Based Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectSoftware Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectHardware Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectSystems Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectFunctional Decompositionen_US
dc.subjectDesign Patternsen_US
dc.subjectContractual Incentiveen_US
dc.subjectSystem of Systemsen_US
dc.subjectAutomated Testingen_US
dc.titleUsing Value Engineering to Propel Cyber-Physical Systems Acquisitionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
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