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Did you Know About the Digital Engineering DEBoK?

For those who may not already be aware, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering has deployed an online Digital Engineering Body of Knowledge (DEBoK). According to…

Did you Know About the Digital Engineering DEBoK?

Did you Know About the Digital Engineering DEBoK?
Bill Kobren

For those who may not already be aware, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering has deployed an online Digital Engineering Body of Knowledge (DEBoK). According to the OSD DEBoK team, “with the DEBoK, you no longer have to wade through the entire internet to find relevant and credible Digital Engineering resources. The DEBoK team is focused on providing accurate and up to date content so you can get to work solving engineering problems rather than wasting your day to find a “needle in a haystack”. Let the DEBoK be your Authoritative Source of Truth for Digital Engineering Knowledge and join the digital engineering community to collaboratively build its knowledge. The DEBoK contains knowledge captured in the following areas:

  • Contract Language
  • Policy and Guidance
  • Strategy
  • DE Ecosystem & Tools
  • Lessons Learned
  • Training
  • Metrics
  • Glossary

The stated purpose of the DEBoK is to “capture, consolidate, and host all knowledge necessary to facilitate and accelerate the digital transformation of Department of Defense acquisition processes. The vision is for the DEBoK to serve as a repository for referential resources in support of Digital Engineering implementation across the Department of Defense.” The DEBoK is hosted on DTIC's DoDTechipedia, which requires a CAC to access. If you do not already have a DTIC account, users will have to register first.

As a sidenote, the Air Force also has an excellent AFMC Digital Campaign APAN Site; to access, users first have to create an account. For life cycle logisticians in particular, the AFMC Digital Campaign site includes a document providing Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) considerations for digital, digital training tracks for PSMs and LCLs, and links to short videos on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) topics.

Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, don't mistkenly assume that digital engineering is solely the purview, responsibility, or domain of the engineering and technical management functional area. Like other critically important interdisciplinary focus areas such as cybersecurity, program protection, configuration management, technical data management, data analytics, supply chain resiliency, advanced manufacturing, diminishing manufacturing sources, intellectual property and a range of others, digital engineering -- along with product support and sustainment applications -- are just as critically important for life cycle logisticians and product support managers.