4. General Requirements
The contractor shall plan and execute a fully integrate system engineering management effort which encompasses the scope of responsibilities for total system definition and technical program planning and control specified in the contract. This effort shall be tailored to the particular program requirements, type of contract, and the phase of program activity. The paragraphs which follow list general criteria for the adequacy of the contractor's system engineering management.
(a) Assure the elements of the contract work breakdown structure and associated technical tasks are identified and controlled in accordance with this standard and MIL-STD-881
(b) Assure completeness of the design from a total system viewpoint (hardware, facilities, personnel, software, support equipment, etc.)
(c) Assure efficient convergence on optimum requirements system elements and associated technical program elements
(c) Assure the integration of all system performance factors and related disciplines impacting system effectiveness and life cycle costs such as survivability/vulnerability (including infrared radiation reduction, radar cross section reduction and other Electronic Warfare considerations), electromagnetic compatibility, reliability, maintainability, safety, personnel subsystems/human factors, producibility, standardization, speed, range, accuracy, etc.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
The purpose of this standard is to provide a set of criteria that will serve as a guide to (a) contractors preparing proposed Systems Engineering Management Plans (SEMPs) for the conduct and management of their systems engineering effort on a particular program; and (b) Government personnel when either tailoring a bid work statement calling for SEMPs or competitively evaluation and validating proposed SEMPs and negotiating them into contract statements of work. It also provides the basis for validating the contractor's SEM capability.