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IT RDT&E Projects

Enterprise Architecture

  • Project Concept
  • Information Technology (IT) Project Requirements Analysis
  • Requirements Definition
  • Requirements Verification / Validation
  • Requirements Management / Requirements Traceability
  • Alternative Systems Review
  • Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  • Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) project estimation
  • Identification of major project milestones
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • System Requirements Review (SRR)
  • System Functional Review (SFR)
  • Development of FMBOD approval packages
  • Development of DITPR-DON packages
  • Project stakeholder coordination

System Engineering

  • IT RDT&E & Other Special Project Lifecycle Management
  • Project implementation strategy
  • Technical oversight of design, development, testing & deployment phases
  • Stakeholder coordination
  • Coordinates & conducts project technical reviews
    • System Functional Review (SFR)
    • Technical Interchange Meetings
    • Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
    • Critical Design Review (CDR)
    • Test Readiness Review (TRR)
    • System Readiness Assessment Review (SRAR)
    • System Verification Review / Production Readiness Review (SVR / PRR)
    • In-Service Review (ISR)
  • Risk identification, analysis, management, planning
  • Quality assurance & adherence to defined IT processes
  • Contract management
  • Project staffing & resource management
  • Project status reporting
  • Test & evaluation strategy
  • Project verification (Systems Test)
  • Project close-out & lessons learned
Naval reservists, scientists and engineers work in the Integrated Command Environment (ICE) Human Performance laboratory located at NSWC Dahlgren, Va. The ICE lab focuses on the Navy's evolving human performance and human systems integration (HSI) testing. The lab demonstrates the ability to fight future battles with HSI- engineered hardware, software and features common consoles, displays, and knowledge management features that Fleet Sailors helped design to enhance human performance and mission accomplishment. ICE is part of the vision of Sea Power 21. NSWC Dahlgren provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support for: Surface Warfare, Surface Ship Combat Systems, Ordnance, Strategic Systems, Mines, Amphibious Warfare Systems, Mine Countermeasures, and Special Warfare Systems. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)





The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) fires a drone during a test of the air defense systems of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway in the western Pacific Ocean from its permanently forward-deployed port at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a combat operations efficiency evaluation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared M. Hill/Released)





Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Tommy Cunningham monitors the engineering systems from the central control station of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) during a general quarters drill. Stout, homeported in Norfolk, is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)