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Presentation Abstract

Workshop: Applying MBSE with UPDM for DoD Acquisition

  • Speaker: Mary Tolbert - MITRE and Tamara Valinoto - Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
  • When: Day 4 : Wednesday May 24th
  • Workshop Objectives:

    • Describe the benefits of a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach over a document-based approach for DoD Systems Acquisition
    • Explain the MBSE approach to flow requirements from the mission/operational viewpoint System black box (external interfaces) design model to a preliminary white box design model using UPDM with SysML.
    • Provide an overview of the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Viewpoints and Views developed using the Unified Profile for DoDAF, MODAF, and NAF (UPDM) with the Systems Modeling (SysML).
    • Hands-on lab exercise using Cameo Enterprise Architecture to create a UPDM model that will auto- generate an Interface Control Document (ICD)


    • UPDM supports developing an integrated system-of-systems architecture model that can be further refined to support follow-on systems engineering lifecycle processes.
    • UPDM is the DOD-mandated industry specification for developing DODAF views using SysML.
    • UPDM enables practitioners to graphically model DoDAF model elements and relationships, and to organize them in DoDAF-defined viewpoints and views in support of the specific needs of stakeholders in the US Department of Defense.
    • UPDM with SysML is applied to produce a mission/operational viewpoint model and a preliminary System design model using a MBSE approach.