Enterprise Systems Engineering

U.S. Department of Defense

DECISIVE ANALYTICS executes complex systems engineering activities for our nation's most challenging national security programs. We offer clients a disciplined approach to develop, procure, and integrate materiel solutions that meet 21st Century operational requirements.

We have expertise in systems engineering spanning the acquisition life-cycle garnered from more than 15 years support to Department of Defense Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP), Major Automated Information System (MAIS), and pre-MDAP/MAIS program managers. 

We contribute to the timely design, development, manufacturing, integration, and verification of effective warfighting systems that affordably meet users' needs. We help OSD conduct statutorily required independent risk assessments on our nation's key Defense investment programs. 


DECISIVE ANALYTICS helps the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Uniformed Services and other agencies provide mentorship and oversight, and inform senior leaders' decision-making on critical modernization and recapitalization programs. We help others, including the Missile Defense Agency, execute complex systems engineering activities on some of our nation's most challenging national security programs.

We work with program managers and Defense civilian leadership to:

  • Develop effective technical and acquisition strategies in response to capability gaps
  • Document acquisition strategies according to in statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Independently assess design maturity and provide actionable recommendations to balance system performance, life-cycle cost, schedule, risk, and system security
  • Proactively identify technical risks, issues, and opportunities to improve program execution - and expedite the delivery of systems to the warfighter

Examples of our other engineering support services include:

Requirements & Joint Requirements Oversight Council Support

  • Capability Based Assessments (CBAs)
  • Mission threads
  • Joint mission area analysis and systems integration
  • Capability Requirements Documents (CRDs)
  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Life-cycle Intelligence Mission Data (IMD) planning

Development Planning

  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • Requirements trades and sensitivity analysis
  • Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) requirements
  • Technology assessments
  • Prototyping

Systems Engineering

  • Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETRs)
  • Requirements and design trades
  • Schedule development and monitoring
  • Risk, Issues, and Opportunity (RIO) management
  • Performance measurement

Specialty Engineering

  • R&M engineering
  • Manufacturing and quality engineering
  • Diminishing manufacturing sources/materiel shortages
  • Value engineering
  • Human Systems Integration (HSI)
  • Systems safety engineering

Independent Technical Assessments

  • Program Support Assessments (PSAs)
  • Ad-hoc/non-advocate/Nunn-McCurdy/Critical Change Report (CCR) reviews
  • Preliminary/Critical Design Review (PDR/CDR) assessments
  • Schedule health checks and Schedule Risk Assessments (SRAs)
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) reviews

DoD Policy & Guidance Development

DECISIVE ANALYTICS helps DoD customers prepare:

  • DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) Management Guide
  • DoD Guide for Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
  • RAM-C Rationale Report Manual
  • Systems Engineering Plan Outline
  • Guide for Systems Engineering Evaluation of Requests for Proposals
  • Technical Performance Measures and Metrics Guide
  • Systems Engineering Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) Charter Template
  • Defense Acquisition Program Support (DAPS) Methodology
  • Program Support Assessment Handbook

DECISIVE ANALYTICS has made substantial inputs to:

  • DoD Instruction 5000.02 and successors
  • Defense Acquisition Guidebook (Chapters 3, 4, 11, and 13)
  • CJCSI 3170.01 and the JCIDS Manual
  • Program Protection Outline and Acquisition Strategy outlines
  • Commercial standards

Statutory/Regulatory Documentation Development & Reporting

  • Systems Engineering Plan, Program Protection Plan, Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Program Baseline
  • U.S.C. Title 10, Section 2366a&b Certifications to Congress, Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs), MAIS Annual Reports (MARs), and Reports to Congress