View DODAF:Capability Viewpoint

The Capability Viewpoint is one of the 8 DODAF Viewpoints.

From ‘DODAF Viewpoints and Models - Capability Viewpoint’:

The Capability Viewpoint and the DoDAF-described Models within the viewpoint are introduced into DoDAF V2.0 to address the concerns of Capability Portfolio Managers. In particular, the Capability Models describe capability taxonomy and capability evolution.

The DoD increasingly employs incremental acquisition to help manage the risks of complex procurements. Consequently, there is a need to provide visualizations of the evolving capabilities so that Portfolio Managers can synchronize the introduction of capability increments across a portfolio of projects. The Capability Models included within DoDAF are based on the program and capability information used by Portfolio Managers to capture the increasingly complex relationships between interdependent projects and capabilities.


The DODAF Capability Viewpoint has the following 7 DODAF Models:

  • CV-1 Vision
  • CV-2 Capability Taxonomy
  • CV-3 Capability Phasing
  • CV-4 Capability Dependencies
  • CV-5 Capability to Organizational Deployment Mapping
  • CV-6 Capability to Operational Activities Mapping
  • CV-7 Capability to Services Mapping

There are in 52 models defined in the DOD Architecture Framework.


The Capability Viewpoint is a new introduction to DODAF 2 not present in version 1. It is a derivative or descendant of the MODAF Strategic Viewpoint.

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