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Title: Systems Life Cycle and Its Relation with the Triple Helix

This chapter examines the life cycle of complex systems in light of the dynamic interconnections among the university, industry and government sectors. Each sector is motivated in its resource allocation by principles discussed elsewhere in this book and yet remains complementary es-tablishing enduring and fundamental relationships. Industry and Government depend upon an educated workforce; universities depend upon industry to spark the R&D which is needed and to sponsor some basic research and much applied research. Government depends upon industry to address operational needs and provide finished products while universities offer government (along with industry) problem solving and problem solving environments. The life cycle of complex systems in this chapter will be examined in this context, providing historical examples. Current examples will then be examined within this multi-dimensional context with respect to the phases of program and project life cycle management from requirements definition through retirement and closeout of systems. During the explanation of these examples, the advances in research techniques to collect, analyze, and process the data will be examined.
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Springer International Publishing, Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London, Switzerland
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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United States
Information Storage and Retrieval; Statistics for Social Science; Behavorial Science; Education; Public Policy; and Law; Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery; Computing Methodologies; Visualization