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Concept of Operations for the Enterprise Engine

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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Engineering design and development processes have evolved from hand-drawn sketches to complex, digital models across all fields of engineering. After researching this evolution, the Department of Defense DoD should embrace this transition and further invest in model-based development in its pursuit of future complex systems of systems SoS. The Enterprise Engine EE offers a development, integration, and process improvement approach that appears faster, cheaper, and smarter while enabling semantic interoperability that has the potential to cause a revolution in DoD acquisition. EE is the vision of several masters of engineering development however, all their ideas have not been captured in a cogent, easy-to-understand concept of operations. This thesis provides the background, concepts, and analysis of incorporating EE in future software development and presents an executable CONOPS to integrate EE within the current acquisitions environment and practices.

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  • Administration and Management

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