Authors: Edward H.S. Lo; Nicholas Tay; Gary J. Bulluss
Addresses: Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia ' Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia ' Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
Abstract: The recent first principles review (FPR) has clearly highlighted further need for improvements in defence capability management. Moreover, improved data management and decision support tools are essential to achieving the efficiencies and realising the opportunities presented. Program viewer is one such tool that leverages and aggregates actual stakeholder data to support force posture planning and capability acquisition prioritisation. Key contributions from this paper include: 1) fusing disparate and unexploited defence enterprise data for analysis; 2) producing a range of tailorable and informative views of cost, schedule and capability from actual defence data; 3) enabling impact analysis on what-if scenarios. Incorporating numerous stakeholder requested features, program viewer offers a new approach to aggregating and analysing defence capabilities, and has been used to support the current and previous force structure reviews (FSRs). This paper's target audience includes ADO and international military systems architects.
Keywords: program viewer; data analytics; data visualisation; dependency analysis; whole-of-portfolio capability management; DODAF2; UPDM; capability acquisition and sustainment group; CASG; force structure review; FSR.
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2020 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 20
Accepted: 01 Jan 2019
Published online: 01 Sep 2020 *