Capability (glossary)

From SEBoK
Jump to: navigation, search
(1) The ability to achieve a desired effect under specified (performance) standards and conditions through combinations of ways and means (activities and resources) to perform a set of activities. (DoD 2009)
(2) The ability to execute a specified course of action. It is defined by a user and expressed in non-equipment based operational terms. (MOD 2004)
(3) The ability to execute a specified course of action. A capability may or may not be accompanied by an intention. (DoD 2009)
(4) The ability to perform a function, task, or action. (Created for SEBoK)

Source

(1) DoD. 2009. DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), version 2.0. Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

(2) MOD. 2004. Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF), version 2. London, UK: U.K. Ministry of Defence.

(3) DoD. 2009. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Publication 1-02, 17 March 2009.

(4) This definition was developed for the SEBoK.

Discussion

In MODAF, the term capability refers to military capability, which includes all defense lines of development (DLODs), rather than equipment capability, which refers solely to the capability of the equipment, system, or system of systems. Sometimes it is necessary to differentiate between a required capability (i.e., what is sought) and the fielded capability (i.e., the currently available capability that consists of equipment and the supporting DLODs).

SEBoK v. 1.1.2 released 1 August 2013

SEBoK Discussion

Please provide your comments and feedback on the SEBoK below. You will need to log in to DISQUS using an existing account (e.g. Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or create a DISQUS account. Simply type your comment in the text field below and DISQUS will guide you through the login or registration steps. Feedback will be archived and used for future updates to the SEBoK. If you provided a comment that is no longer listed, that comment has been adjudicated. You can view adjudication for comments submitted prior to SEBoK v. 1.0 at SEBoK Review and Adjudication. Later comments are addressed and changes are summarized in the Editors' Note.

If you would like to provide edits on this article, recommend new content, or make comments on the SEBoK as a whole, please see the SEBoK Sandbox.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Outline
Navigation
Toolbox
Print/export