Integrated Survivability Assessment

Report No. ARL-TR-3186
Authors: Gary L. Guzie
Date/Pages: April 2004; 64 pages
Abstract: This report describes the Integrated Survivability Assessment (ISA) methodology, which provides a practical, simple process for assessing the survivability of integrated systems (systems of systems), systems, and/or subsystems with respect to the integrated threat spectrum and/or to individual threats. ISA methodology applies classical systems engineering analysis work breakdown structure processes to formulate an analysis matrix-of-matrices, which enables a roll-up aggregation of results to any analysis level desired. ISA addresses the analysis of both weapon and countermeasure effects, equivalently, as well as considers operational environment effects (natural and manmade), and for the first time, provides systems analysts with a common/unified survivability assessment integration methodology for these diverse areas. The primary enabling factor facilitating this integrated approach to survivability assessment is the employment of a common Vulnerability Risk Assessment methodology for all threat effect survivability analyses.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2004