Ontology and the Navy SYSCOMs Systems Engineering Transformation Process
NAVAIR, NAVSEA and SPAWAR, the three Navy Systems Commands, have initiated a Systems Engineering Transformation (SET) that is designed to introduce model-based systems engineering into all aspects of their work. Given the extremely broad scope of this project the number and complexity of models that will be generated through this process will be immense, and experiments are already under way to explore the use ontology as a means of enhancing consistency and discoverability of models and their contents. On September 19 the first meeting of the Navy Syscoms and DoD Ontology was held in Washington DC.
In conjunction with this meeting Barry Smith delivered a entitled "Ontology for Systems Engineering", divided into two parts, as follows:
Part 1: Three ways ontologies fail – with lessons learned for the Navy Systems Engineering Transformation
Part Two: Ontology for Product Lifecycle Management, or: how to use ontologies to build and fly a plane