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DAU Systems Engineering Brainbook

Last Updated : 02/17/2024

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If you have ever wanted to go to one place on the DAU network to explore DoD systems engineering information available across the DAU Enterprise, do we have the tool for you! Introducing the DAU Systems Engineering (SE) Brainbook tool. This tool curates systems engineering-related DAU training, Defense Acquisition Guidebook sections, tools, DAU Acquisition Community Connection communities, ACQuipedia articles, glossary entries, and performance learning assets from across all three areas of the DAU Acquisition Learning Model, with links back to those source documents and sites.

Site Organization

The DAU SE Brainbook is organized according to the eight DoD technical processes and eight DoD technical management processes. These 16 processes together provide a structured approach for increasing the technical maturity of a system and increasing the likelihood that the capability being developed balances mission performance with cost, schedule, risk, and design constraints. In addition to the DoD SE processes, you will also find 24 Design Considerations that should be investigated during the design process and reviewed throughout the system life cycle. The tool also provides an overview of DoD Technical Reviews and Audits with references to related DAU resources and the industry standard on this topic, IEEE 15288.2. Each item in this tool contains detailed information as well as curated resources for further exploration.    

Future Development Plans

Future versions of the DAU SE Brainbook will include information on DoD Specialty Engineering Topics such as Human Systems Integration, Manufacturing and Quality, Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, and System Safety Engineering.


Do you have feedback about the Systems Engineering Brainbook? If so, please contact Darren Rhyne


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