& Services: Concept Development
Horizons One (VHO) helps companies to become more strategy focused with
their proven track record as efficiency experts. VHO is the market leader
in offering a uniquely innovative approach in maximizing the potential
of operational concepts.
We have designed
and launched numerous concept development strategies and products for
our industry specific and government customers. A key deliverable form
our work is the ability to operationalize and showcase key technologies
of developmental systems. Our extensive operational experience and technical
expertise are fully integrated which enables us to serve as an effective
interface between combat units, the requirements and acquisition communities,
and defense industry. Our concept work is recognized and accepted by
current warfighters at all levels-from the field to the Joint Staff.
concepts begin with a thorough investigation of the operational considerations
and support requirements. We then overlay the application of new and
emerging technologies to military requirements in a future timeframe.
Through an iterative process between users and developers, VHO makes
an initial assessment of how the new system could be employed, in conjunction
with the other existing and developmental systems that together will
comprise the future mission environment. VHO’s operational concepts
provide a viability assessment based on warfighter current and evolving
needs,. Our process helps us to identify the key system characteristics
with the most operational impact, as well as identify interface requirements
with other systems and programs. The resulting product provides a true
platform for innovation and a solid foundation for functional trade-off
analyses, support rationale for programmatic decisions, and underpins
the marketing and system engineering efforts.
concepts are offered in accordance to the following protocols:
- Concept of Operations
(ConOps): The foundation document for the development or refinement
of operational requirements. This visionary document projects the
strategic and operational employment of new technologies into the
future System-of-Systems Joint warfighting environment, emphasizing
the integration and interoperability of emergent systems. Often required
for program initiation and to obtain continued funding support.
- Concept of Employment
(COE): This document is derived from the overarching ConOps and details
the employment of a specific developmental system in the Joint context
at both the operational and tactical levels of war.
- Operational Vignettes:
Operational vignettes show employment of specified weapons/C2 systems
in scenarios designed to highlight specific attributes and/or limitations,
and provide operational context to frame modeling and simulation or
- Operational Architectures:
Through the blended use of ConOps, COEs, and Vignettes, VHO provides
the operational foundation for the development of system C2 architectures.
Starting with the derived operational views, VHO builds the ASD C3I
architecture framework that is required at each Milestone of the DoD
and DoT requirements/acquisition process.
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