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Leveraging enterprise architecture to enable integrated test and evaluation sustainability

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dc.contributor.advisor Ricardo Valerdi and C. Robert Kenley. en_US Sheets, Arlan C. (Arlan Christopher) en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2012-05-15T21:16:20Z 2012-05-15T21:16:20Z 2011 en_US 2011 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Engineering and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-64). en_US
dc.description.abstract An analysis was performed to investigate how enterprise architecting methods can be applied to an integrate test and evaluation enterprise and make it a more sustainable enterprise to provide continuous value in the face of an evolving DoD landscape. Enterprise sustainability is the ability of an enterprise to maintain economic viability through optimal resource management and preservation over an extended duration. Through the application of the eight lenses of enterprise architecting, it was found that a more holistic understanding of a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) enterprise's current state could be achieved. This approach also supported identifying gaps that exist between the ability of the current-state MRTFB to deliver value and the value delivery that is required by its key stakeholders. The importance of expanding the information view of enterprise architecting to encompass the entire enterprise infrastructure was also studied. Through the expansion of the information view to an infrastructure view, a more complete depiction of the MRTFB enterprise was achieved. The specific importance of the energy infrastructure to a sustainable enterprise was also explored. Through the application of enterprise architecting, the interrelations between the energy infrastructure and the other views, such as processes, services, and knowledge, and the other supporting infrastructure components, such as facilities, land, physical assets, communication networks, and IT networks, can be established. It was found that the energy infrastructure is a core enabler for our technology-based society, and coupled with the current societal focus on green and sustainable energy provides a focal point for enterprises to leverage and initiate transformation efforts to align the energy infrastructure with larger enterprise strategic objectives. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Arlan C. Sheets. en_US
dc.format.extent 64 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Leveraging enterprise architecture to enable integrated test and evaluation sustainability en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering and Management en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 793203118 en_US

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