Joint Systems Engineering Methodology (JSEM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6637
Agency Tracking Number: F051-071-0795
Amount: $749,889.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-071
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jennifer Fowlkes
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 277-9288
 jfowlkes@chisystems.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: director of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chisystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A paradigm shift is needed to support the engineering of complex cognitive systems. In the Phase II Joint Systems Engineering Methodology effort, CHI Systems proposes to build upon Phase I results to guide the paradigm shift through three interdependent efforts. First, we will develop and evaluate the Joint Systems Engineering Methodology (JSEM), a community supported methodology that will guide the process of developing resilient complex systems by multidisciplinary teams. Second, CHI proposes to develop a prototype collaborative engineering environment (CEE) that facilitates use of the JSEM by distributed development teams. Recent work performed by CHI Systems that focused on the development of a work-centered systems engineering process and complementary development architecture will be leveraged to provide the foundation for the CEE. Finally, the team will take steps to change the cultures of cognitive engineering, systems engineering, and program management in order to improve the DoD capability to develop systems that are truly human centered. The proposed team has extensive knowledge of cognitive systems engineering methods, principles, and issues. Of particular value to the proposed work is the continued participation of Dr. Robert Hoffman and Dr. David Woods, both accomplished and active researchers and methodologists in the cognitive systems engineering field.

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