Accession Number:

ADA503413

Title:

Value-Driven Enterprise Architecture Evaluation for the Joint Force Protection Advanced Security System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

190.0

Abstract:

The U.S. military has placed a strong focus on the importance of operating in a joint environment, where capabilities and missions are shared among service components. Protecting U.S. forces is a major consideration in the joint environment. The Joint Force Protection Advanced Security System JFPASS architecture has been created to fill a critical gap in Joint Force Protection guidance for systems acquisition. The systems engineering SE field has made wide use of system architectures to represent complex systems. As fundamental SE principles become more widespread, analysis tools provide an objective method for the evaluation of the resulting architectural products. This study used decision analysis to develop a standardized, yet adaptable and repeatable model to evaluate the capabilities of the JFPASS for any installation or facility belonging to the United States Department of Defense DoD. Using Value-Focused Thinking VFT methods, a value hierarchy was created by consulting with subject matter experts. The result, the Value-Driven Enterprise Architecture VDEA score, is an analysis tool that enables DoD decision makers to use JFPASS architecture products to quickly and easily evaluate the value provided by the system. VDEA provides insight into the overall quality and capability of the system. Through scoring and sensitivity analysis functions, capability gaps and potential improvements can be identified. Future studies in this area will provide a vehicle for rating not only operational-level systems, but also individual functional projects against other alternatives.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE