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systems engineering plan

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An acquisition program's primary technical planning document to help Program Managers develop, communicate, and manage the overall systems engineering (SE) approach that guides all technical activities of the program. The SEP documents key technical risks, processes, resources, metrics, systems engineering (SE) products, organizations, design considerations, and completed and scheduled SE activities. It serves as the blueprint for the integration and management of technical processes and design development in order to define and balance system performance, cost, schedule, risk, and security within the program and throughout its life cycle. The SEP is a living document in which SE planning should be kept current and fidelity should evolve as the program progresses through each acquisition phase.