Toward a Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) Ontology
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Department of Defense DoD Modeling and Simulation Steering Committee MS SC is sponsoring several Acquisition Modeling and Simulation MS Projects. One of those projects is titled, Standardized Documentation for Verification, Validation, and Accreditation VVA. Previous efforts defined standardized content and format requirements i.e., templates for four core VVA documents, now codified in a new Military Standard MIL-STD-3022 and associated Data Item Descriptions. A tool is under development to automate those templates to assist developers in creating standardized VVA information across the DoD and Military Departments. In support of this effort, the Naval Postgraduate School was tasked to specify data structures and content using the Extensible Markup Language XML for metadata and content of VVA documentation. Based on the initial work, NPS was further tasked to design and develop an ontological foundation for formal description of VVA information. This document describes preliminary work toward development of an ontology for VVA that will facilitate future search, discovery, and processing of VVA information to better meet user needs.
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