1.5 Codifying Systems Engineering Practice through Standards

As mentioned earlier, systems engineering has become a dominant practice within the aerospace and defense industries to engineer complex, mission-critical systems that leverage advanced technology. These systems include land, sea, air, and space-based platforms; weapon systems; command, control, and communications systems; and logistics systems, to name a few. Due to the interconnected nature of systems, the emphasis for systems engineering has shifted to treat a system as part of a larger whole, which is sometimes referred to as a system of systems (SoS) or an enterprise.

The complexity of systems being developed in other industry sectors has dramatically increased due to the competitive ...

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