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Engineering Systems Acquisition and Support by A Sinha, J Mo

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Systems acquisition principles

Abstract

Since a complex engineering asset can last for a long time, the acquisition process should be governed by appropriate system acquisition principles. In the past, most acquisitions are decided on the needs basis. However, needs can change easily due to political, economical, social and many other factors. To maintain a stable capability level overtime, the systems engineering approach should be adopted to plan the acquisition process. This chapter explores principles and processes of acquisition of systems. Complex engineering systems are by nature specially designed and often one-of-a-kind applications. Governance of the processes in systems acquisition is maintained though formal acquisition processes ...

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