Human Systems Integration
HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
HSI in Functional Policy and Guidance
Learn how HSI activity is incorporated into functional policy and guidance.
The OUSD(R&E) Engineering of Defense Systems Guidebook (2022) and Systems Engineering Guidebook (2022) replace the former DAG Chapter 3 and include considerations relating to HSI.
DoD HSI Policy
DoDI 5000.95 incorporates and cancels Enclosure 7 of DoD Instruction 5000.02T, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” January 7, 2015, as amended.
This issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for:
- Human systems integration (HSI) in the Defense Acquisition System.
- HSI domains, integration, implementation, and reporting across the DoD acquisition enterprise for personnel responsible for the development, testing, production, training, operations, and sustainment of defense acquisition programs.
Human Systems Integration Guidebook
This guidebook addresses Human Systems Integration (HSI) in DoD acquisition.
The HSI Guidebook replaces the former Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) Chapter 5, “Manpower Planning and Human Systems Integration.”
HSI seeks to consider the human element in all phases of system acquisition and can provide significant benefits including improved use of manpower, reduced training costs, reduced maintenance time, and improved user acceptance.
For each of seven DoD HSI domains, the guide provides best practices and explains how HSI can help minimize total ownership cost (TOC) and optimize total system performance (TSP).
The JHSISC chartered the Joint HSI Working Group (JHSIWG) in 2012 as a Cross-Service collaboration forum for defense and federal agencies to develop recommendations for DoD HSI planning, policy, and guidance; oversee and encourage effective and proactive HSI process management; and support the DoD HSI initiatives.
The JHSIWG conducted an HSI needs analysis, resulting in a Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA) that addresses the following:
- Institutionalize an HSI body of knowledge
- Standardize HSI best practices across the Services
- Develop career certification and career paths/billets for HSI workforce supported by a persistent training function
- Provide and maintain tools, databases, and processes to support HSI analyses early in acquisition
- Implement a professional, coordinated HSI outreach and marketing function
The HSI community works to address the CBA and supports S&T capability development areas such as the following:
Human‐machine designs for mission effectiveness and optimal Warfighter interactions
Inclusion of machine learning and artificial intelligence for advanced teaming
Sensory, cognitive, and physical workload impacts to Warfighter performance and measurement approaches to assess and improve team effectiveness and survivability for multi‐domain operations
Assessment, education, and training advancements, to include synthetic environments
Send an email to Engineering/HSI
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense,
Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))
The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301