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dc.contributor.advisorStuart E. Madnick.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, L. Najeeb (Latheef Najeeb)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-10T15:06:35Z
dc.date.available2017-03-10T15:06:35Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/107350
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, System Design and Management Program, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 77-80).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) requirements process migrated from a bottom-up, threat-based force-planning method to a capability-based, top-down approach with the introduction of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). The primary objective of the JCIDS process is to ensure the capabilities required by the joint warfighter are identified, assessed, validated, and prioritized in a transparent process that allows for a balanced and informed decision. Although JCIDS continues to evolve, criticisms remain: solution development and delivery are not timely; the process is complex; and it lacks mechanisms to focus the review across portfolios; to name a few. It is imperative to address these fundamental issues as the DoD is now forced to operate within a severely constrained fiscal environment - the DoD must gain better insight and visibility across its defense requirements portfolio. This thesis seeks to address these issues through the application of Systems Engineering techniques, specifically an Enterprise Strategic Analysis and Semantic Architecture review, to the JCIDS process. The Enterprise Strategic Analysis reveals the critical stakeholder interactions as well as nuances of the landscape in which JCIDS functions. This is followed by a detailed Semantic Architecture review of sample documents within the JCIDS process to inform a knowledge base. The result of these steps is a formative ontology which reveals basic relationships and patterns with the ability to assist decision makers manage the complexity inherent in the management of joint capabilities.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby L. Najeeb Ahmed.en_US
dc.format.extent95 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectInstitute for Data, Systems, and Society.en_US
dc.subjectSystem Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.titleImproving trade visibility and fidelity in defense requirements portfolio managementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Engineering and Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystem Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc973020705en_US


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