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Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications by Andreas Tolk, Larry B. Rainey

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Chapter 19Utility: Problem-Focused, Effects-Based Analysis (aka Information Value Chain Analysis)

Thomas W. O’Brien1 and John F. Sarkesain2

1 US Air Force, Colonel (Retired)

2 SIOC Group, L.L.C. and The Aerospace Corporation, Ashburn, VA, USA

19.1 INTRODUCTION

In this chapter, we show how to architect distributed system of systems (SoS) based on optimizing end-to-end, enterprise information chain value and how to quantitatively determine that optimized value in terms of customer mission outcome-based effects and, along with our chapter on Cyber Command and Control (C2), provide the framework necessary to analytically inform risk-managed acquisitions and investments and operational decisions on cybersecurity based on customer mission value and cost and risks. It also lays the foundation for the following chapter that goes into the details of the supporting frameworks.

19.2 THE NEED FOR A CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK

Powered by Moore’s law (1965) and driven by the demands of an insatiable global marketplace, the ongoing information revolution is irrevocably changing the world as we know it. The virtual explosion of social media and smartphones, mobile devices, and the “Internet of things”—coupled with the tailored exploitation of big data and cloud-based services—collectively is reshaping personal behavior and relationships in profound ways none of us yet fully understand. Experiencing millions of cybersecurity intrusions per day and unrelenting efforts to steal our personal identities, intellectual ...

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