Principled Design vs. Designing for Principles: Rethinking Capability Development for the Space Enterprise

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It is becoming increasingly apparent that the United States must consider a new, more nimble, methodology when assessing the needs of its space architecture. The space environment is no longer benign. Preparing DOD space capabilities to adapt to probable and possible changes in the space environment is best achieved by maturing Design for Changeability concepts into a capability framework referred to as Designing for Principles (DfP). DfP provides a more structured and actionable framework by being objective-based, capability-centric, and driven by design principles. 

Author: Erin Ryan