Using IDEF0 in Functional Economic Analysis

  • Minder Chen
  • Edgar H. Sibley
Conference paper


The use of the IDEF (a system definition methodology) has been mandated by the DOD’s Director of Defense Information for documenting the process and data models of an FEA (Functional Economic Analysis) and for all Business Process Improvement Programs. IDEF stands for ICAM definition language. This methodology derives, in its present form, from the Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) program, where a standard specification methodology was needed for describing manufacturing processes and data; a family of methods has been developed under the ICAM program. Particularly, IDEF0 and IDEF1x are applicable in the conducting FEA study.


Business Process Information System Business Process Model Collaboration Technology Data Flow Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minder Chen
    • 1
  • Edgar H. Sibley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Decision Sciences and MISGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Information and Software Systems EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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