Acquisition MS STDS Profile PDG
PDG approved with EXCOM approval of their Product Nomination (PN) 6 March 2013...

The primary purpose of the products being proposed is to provide guidance on the selection and use of M&S standards and recommended practices to support the Acquisition Lifecycle. The family of SISO products to be developed based on the product nomination is titled "A Standards Profile for the Use of Modeling and Simulation in Support of Acquisition Activities".

The proposed SISO products will be developed, published, and maintained as two volumes. The first volume, a balloted SISO Guidance Product, will identify a set of modeling and simulation standards and recommended practices as key tools for guiding the international acquisition community  in the use of modeling and simulation  in activities that take place across the typical acquisition lifecycle. The second volume, a SISO Reference Product, will provide the descriptions and metadata for each modeling and simulation standard and recommended practice identified in the SISO Guidance Product. 

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PDG Chair:

Kenneth "Crash" Konwin
Booz Allen Hamilton

Vice Chair:

Paul Gustavson


Peggy Gravitz

Technical Activity Director (TAD):

Chris McGroarty

Comment Track System for the Acquisition Standards Profile PDG - Trial Use Products
Members of the Acquisition and Modeling & Simulation Communities: Our Product Development Team has put sufficient detail into the rationale, framework and expected form of the final products to open them to expanded constructive comment by the broader practitioner community. We seek your valuable insights and participation in making these draft products better. This time has been called "Trial Use" and these documents are expected to be open for your comments and suggested additions/deletions/updates through mid-summer 2016.

Our Acquisition standards profile technical approach has been shaped by "Five P's":
    1) Pragmatic - we build upon the foundation work accomplished in previous modeling & simulation profiles;
    2) Prudent - our initial draft recognized that the acquisition life cycle has enormous technical scope, yet we chose to work a finite problem (44 key
    technical activities & several dozen standards);
    3) Powerful - we crafted an efficient set of meta-data that may need to be evolved but is intentionally limited;
    4) Particular - we conducted our initial framework feasibility by employing the 'wisdom of the (small) crowd';
    5) Practical - we planned and are now soliciting your practitioner expertise to help elaborate the information resident in the initial data file before
    update and balloting in the future.

I want to thank you in advance for your participation and our PDG leadership team looks forward to and values your contributions and expertise!