1.2 This Deskbook
10. This Deskbook is part of a suite of MOD Architectural Framework (MODAF) documentation that is being released at Version 1.0. The Deskbook is not intended to be an authoritative technical document with respect to MODAF and only provides limited information regarding the background to MODAF, the benefits that will result from its implementation and the technical detail needed to produce MODAFcompliant architectures. Should more information be required, then it is suggested that the reader consult the MODAF Overview document (MODAF-M09-002) in the first instance, and then the MODAF Technical Handbook Volume 2 (M07-022) for detailed technical information.
11. The Deskbook intends to provide pertinent MODAF-specific information and guidance to this community’s specific business processes and activities, placing particular emphasis on understanding how current processes/activities relate to the future needs of the community. The insight to this was provided through community-related documentation and engagement with the specific community of interest through a series of workshops and participation in the document review board.
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1.1 Enterprise Architectures and Frameworks:
5. MOD’s adoption of Network Enabled Capability (NEC)1 as its means of integrating existing capabilities into a coherent system of systems is an ambitious exercise in managing both complexity and change throughout the enterprise. Modern warfare is fast changing and the systems that technology is now making available are in themselves faster, more complex and more adaptable than ever before. The combination and orchestration of these systems in concert with operational planning introduces a level of complexity never before experienced in the Ministry of Defence.
6. To assist decision-makers, MOD has decided to adopt the MOD Architecture Framework (MODAF) as a means of abstracting essential information from the underlying complexity and presenting it in a way that maintains coherence and consistency. One of the principle objectives is to present this information in a way that is understandable to the many stakeholder communities involved in developing, delivering and sustaining capability through life.