An Architecture-Centric Approach for Acquiring Software-Reliant Systems
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Because software plays a critical role in nearly every complex Department of Defense acquisition, there is increased emphasis on reducing acquisition risk for software-reliant systems. An architecture-centric acquisition approach has proven to be effective. In this paper, we present the basics of architecture-centric engineering. Then we give a structure for incorporating these practices into the acquisition life cycle, illustrated by an example. We overview how these practices are being implemented in current programs. We conclude by demonstrating how a program can use this approach in synergy with current system engineering practices to achieve an appropriate emphasis on software in a system acquisition.
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NPS Report NumberNPS-AM-11-C8P02R02-023
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