Question 1: The preparation of a formal SEMP is usually a required portion of a contractor’s proposal for a competitive system development program. Since at this time the system design is still in a conceptual state, explain where you would get the information to address the elements of a typical SEMP as listed in this chapter.
Question 2: Suppose you are a new systems engineer for a major new system development effort that involves new technology. Obviously, this represents a major technical (if not programmatic) risk area. What activities would you recommend early in the system development effort to mitigate these technical risks? For each mitigation activity, describe whether the activity will lower the likelihood of the risk, or the consequences of the risk, or both.