Defining Military Space Capability Requirements for Successful Development

Defining Military Space Capability Requirements for Successful Development Policies and practices are evolving to ensure that new system developments are executable from the onset. The new approach emphasizes close coordination of requirements definition and acquisition strategy development. First published May 2013, Crosslink® magazine Jennifer Owens, Jeff Belanger, Ray G. Bonesteele, Andy T. Guillen, and Rosie […]  More »

Successful Front End

Successful Front-End Engagement First published May 2013, Crosslink® magazine Some noteworthy examples of up-front mission-assurance activities at the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) include the work of the program engineering acquisition and execution support teams, the Acquisition Center of Excellence, the Program Management Assistance Group, and the SMC Cadre. Each of these […]  More »

Right from the Start: Mission Assurance at Program Initiation

Right from the Start: Mission Assurance at Program Initiation Early introduction of mission assurance injects discipline into the development approach. Aerospace is working to ensure that measurable mission assurance products and deliverables are designed and implemented early in the acquisition lifecycle and clearly spelled out in the contract. First published May 2013, Crosslink® magazine  Sumner […]  More »