FIGURE C-1 Relationship among the traditional systems engineering functions (center column), cost (left column), and supportability and logistics (right column). SOURCE: Modified from Systems Design and Operational Effectiveness 625 Class Notes—“Systems Design and Operational Effectiveness,” Stevens Institute of Technology, 2007.

national Council on Systems Engineering [INCOSE], and the System of Systems Center of Excellence) is paying increasing attention to issues of SoS, complex systems, and enterprise systems domains. In this report, the committee has loosely used the term SE to apply to tools, techniques, and processes for all of these domains.

Primary products of good SE are robust and efficient architectures. Architectures are multidimensional representations or combinations of “what, how,

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