Evolving Enterprise Infrastructure for Model & Simulation-Based Testing of Net-Centric Systems
DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY FORT HUACHUCA AZ JOINT INTEROPERABILITY TEST COMMAND
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This article provides perspectives on how a test organization can organize and plan for enterprise-wide adoption of advances in emerging technologies and techniques, whether developed in-house or acquired from external sources. This article enumerates capabilities that greatly enhance a test organizations ability to support the impending testing demands from such GIGSOA-based projects and presents an overarching strategic plan for integrating existing test technologies, identifying enterprise-wide technology gaps, and coordinating the development and acquisition of new test capabilities to greatly accelerate their readiness to meet impending net-centric testing challenges. The plan discussed in this article includes short-, medium-, and long-term horizon components to acquire or improve current test capabilities and offers a layered architecture that provides a framework for capability acquisition. Test organizations can incentivize their contractors to exploit the composability, reusability, and extensibility of technical attributes of SOA to support the development of the layered architecture. The authors conclude that the design of the test organization instrumentation and automation on top of the GIGSOA infrastructure should be based on a model-driven software approach, systems engineering modeling, and simulation principles and frameworks.
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