Army Systems Engineering Policy

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics issued policy to reinvigorate systems engineering within the Department of Defense. Guidance for implementing systems engineering across Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology is enclosed.

The Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, will chair an Army Systems Engineering Forum (ASEF) that is chartered to institutionalize effective systems engineering practices across our workforce and programs, and to promote collaboration across our requirements, acquisition, logistics, and testing communities. Each Program Executive Officer and Direct Reporting Program Manager is to designate a Chief System Engineer to participate on the ASEF. expect the ASEF to plan, coordinate, manage, and execute initiatives for the resurgence of effective systems engineering, balancing programmatic cost, schedule, and supportability with technical reality. Within two weeks, please provide the name of your Chief System Engineer to Dr. James Linnehan, SAAL-SSI, (703) 604-7430, or e-mail:

Systems engineering excellence can integrate all elements of our U.S. Army community into a process driven disciplined team, producing timely, affordable, high quality products meeting the needs of our warfighters. I look forward to working with you to make this vision a reality and compelling success.

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