Assets, Resources and the Threat (ART) are the common factors to be considered in the performance of missile defense planning. This book provides a simple, easy-to-understand framework within which... More > to apply the ART construct and to aid missile defense planners at all levels create the most effective missile defense plans.< Less
This sourcebook addresses a critical shortcoming in the body of architecture related guidance and instructions available to the architecture community—the lack of a single, comprehensive... More > document that describes how to execute an enterprise architecture project from conception to completion and through post-development maintenance. It provides the basic description of an end-to-end architecture process that will help users greatly shorten the time required to master the art and science of becoming an expert enterprise architect.< Less
The common approach to creating enterprise architectures is the development of a set of formal, formatted and standardized architecture products. Taken together, the products provide a full... More > description of the enterprise. This volume focuses on a data-centric alternative to the commonly used product centric approach.
As the name implies, the data-centric approach to architecture development centers around defining an enterprise by defining data elements that describe the components and characteristics of the enterprise. These data elements can be grouped into seven different information categories: organizations and organizational nodes; systems and system nodes; information and data; interrelationships (including interfaces and information exchanges); operational concepts; missions, functions, processes, tasks, and activities; and rules.< Less
The purpose of this volume is to present a framework for incorporating architecture based DOTMLPF assessments into the JCIDS and DoD acquisition processes.
It presents a recommended set of... More > assessments across the seven domains, describing the information and data needed to conduct each assessment, the standard architecture products that may contain the required information and data, the expected output of the assessment, and the general nature of the assessment (i.e., Objective or Subjective).
The presentation is not meant to be inclusive of all potential DOTMLPF or architecture related assessments that may be performed as a part of the JCIDS process. Rather, it is meant to generate discussion and thought, leading to further refinement and development of the ideas and concepts presented.< Less
An updated and improved version of the previously well-received First Edition, that provides step-by-step instructions for developing and using enterprise architecture products in accordance with the... More > Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF). The Second Edition adds new modeling types and methodologies, to include Object Oriented (OO) models and the Extensible Markup Language (XML). A separately available addendum provides development checklists for each product.< Less
An update to the 1st Edition, the Second Edition of the Enterprise Architecture Sourcebook Volume 1 has been completely revised and updated. It addresses twelve of the most popular commercial,... More > government, and defense-related architecture frameworks and the two standard architecture development approaches: product-centric and data-centric. It provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of architecture practice.< Less
Knowledge, intelligence and wisdom. In common usage these three terms often are used interchangeably. Though they are clearly related, they are different. Knowledge is about how much you know... More > – about the accumulation of individual facts. Intelligence is about how much you can know – about your capacity to acquire and store new facts. Wisdom, on the other hand, is about how you apply what you know – about the utilization, application, and extension of what you know in new ways and to new situations.< Less
If you’ve ever thought about writing your life story, or considered capturing the priceless lifetime memories of an aging parent or grandparent, but didn’t know where to start, then this... More > book is just for you. By presenting questions in several key life areas such as family, marriage, relationships and romance, education, work, and hobbies, it gives an aspiring biographer or autobiographer a way to capture and organize the critical information that describes a life. So grab a notepad or voice recorder, or sit down at a keyboard, and start capturing your life for posterity!< Less