The A&D industry is changing. As defense systems and equipment become complex, digital-modeling environments and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) are gaining traction. MBSE supports system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities throughout a product’s lifecycle, from conceptual design to continual development and support for later life stages. A key component of MBSE is the ability to capture and share knowledge through a secure and centralized knowledge database.

If you’re considering incorporating the MBSE methodology into your process, give this report by Gartner a read. It answers the critical steps defense CIOs need to take support MBSE within their organizations.

Key topics covered include:

· “Defining terms and agreeing on achievable outcomes

· Developing a roadmap that includes funding for tools, environments, and talent

· Partnering with acquisition leaders to update how requirements, standards and system capabilities are documented and exchanged between government and industry partner”