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Simpson J.J.,System Concepts LLC | Endicott-Popovsky Dr. B.,University of Washington
20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010 | Year: 2010

The INCOSE Systems Engineering Capability Assessment Model (SECAM) has been adapted to apply to the system security domain. Service organizations that do not produce an industrial manufactured product are the initial target of this new variation of capability assessment model. The primary goal of this work is the deployment of an adaptive set of organizational security assessment tools that provide the basis for controlled, structured organizational improvement of the existing security context. A new quick look assessment method is also presented to help an organization minimize the cost and time associated with this type of activity. © 2010 by Joseph J Simpson and Dr Barbara Endicott-Popovsky.

Simpson J.J.,System Concepts LLC | Simpson M.J.,System Concepts LLC
Systems Engineering | Year: 2014

Whole system metrics are valuable tools for use in systems science and engineering. Entropy metrics are defined, developed, and demonstrated in this paper. Based on classical systems engineering methods and practices, these entropy metrics indicate the degree of order/disorder in any given system. A physical-entropy based metric and an information-based entropy metric are aligned with the two primary components of a system: objects and relationships. The physical-entropy based metric is called a relational score, and the information-based metric is called an object score. A subsystem score, based on the relational score and object score, is also developed and presented in this paper. A well-defined process, using these metrics, is used to evaluate the reduction of entropy and complexity associated with any specific system. The metrics and processes developed in this work have a prose component, a graphic component, and a mathematical component. These three components are aligned with the systems science techniques developed by John N. Warfield. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Simpson J.,System Concepts LLC | Simpson M.,System Concepts LLC
Systems Engineering | Year: 2011

An increasing need for shared communication in disparate domains as well as the production of increasingly dynamic, large-scale systems has always been at the heart of the practice of systems engineering. As a branch of general systems theory, systems engineering was developed to address practical considerations posed by diverse organizations, environments, and cultures within which systems are designed, developed, and operated. Types and categories of complexity are used in this paper to focus the discussion on complexity and the reduction of complexity. Formal and theoretical foundations of systems science and systems engineering provided the basis upon which many effective systems engineering tools were built. This paper identifies some of the classical tools of systems science and systems engineering that manage complexity. Based on these classical tool components and principles, abstract relation types (ART) were developed to enhance the understanding and application of these tools. A pragmatic approach that is designed to reduce complexity as well as compare relative complexity reduction between and among methods is also presented. The direct value of systems engineering techniques as they are applied in any context is rooted in the ability of systems engineering techniques and systems engineering practitioners to reduce the cognitive complexity associated with the systems problem of interest. Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Simpson M.J.,System Concepts LLC | Simpson J.J.,System Concepts LLC
Systems Engineering | Year: 2010

In "Principles of Complex Systems for Systems Engineering," S.A. Sheard and A. Mostashari [Syst Eng 12 (2009), 295-311] suggest issues related to a formal and theoretical background to systems engineering as well as the definition and analysis of complex systems (p. 295): "Systems engineering (SE) has evolved without much of a formal or theoretical background for its practices; instead it has relied on experientially developed principles and heuristics [Defoe, 1993; Rechtin, 1991; Stevens et al., 1998]." This communication outlines some of the existing formal, theoretical systems engineering literature, discusses the provided definition of complex systems, examines "Ordered Systems Engineering" in the context of existing systems engineering literature, and reflects on the principles of complex systems for systems engineering. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Entigral Systems and System Concepts Inc. | Date: 2010-04-13


System Concepts Inc. | Date: 2016-03-01

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