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International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

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  • Program Viewer A Defence Portfolio Capability Management System   Order a copy of this article
    by Edward Lo, Nicholas Tay, Gary Bulluss 
    Abstract: Information and communications technology (ICT) advancements are modernising Defence, presenting opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness in areas including warfighting, logistics and corporate support. With over A$10 billion expended annually by the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) on major and minor capital acquisitions, small innovations in Defence capability management can reap huge financial benefits. 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 into a Department of Defense Architecture Framework v2 (DODAF2) / Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) compliant data repository 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, and (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 papers 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; Force Structure Review.