Systems Engineering Glossary
|Full Operational Capability (FOC)|
|Functional Configuration Audit (FCA)|
An examination of a function to identify (a) sub-functions necessary to accomplish the function, (b) functional relationships, and (c) interfaces.
|Functional Flow Block Diagram||
A graphical depiction of a system’s functions shown as blocks and their time sequence.
A schedule visualization tool in the form of a bar chart showing the planned, baseline, and actual start and finish dates of activities.
|Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)||
The equipment, items, or facilities provided by the Government to a contractor.
|Government Furnished Information (GFI)||
The data provided by the Government to a contractor.
A physical entity.
|Hardware Configuration Item (HWCI)|
The application of human abilities, behaviors, characteristics, motivations, and performance to engineer a solution that involves human interface.
Something that is within the boundaries of a contract or other agreement.
|Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)|
The system’s supporting environment and facilities.
|Initial Operational Capability (IOC)||
The first attainment of an agreed definition of minimum system performance in its operational environment.
|Integrated Product Team (IPT)||
Multi-disciplinary and cross-organizational teams used to enable a systematic approach to the integrated, concurrent design of products and their related processes.
The process of combining two or more system entities into a single entity at a specified level of the system hierarchy.