The key to a better correlation between the interface of systems engineering and project management is in fact a strong sigma relationship. In the recent past this would be termed Value Engineering and was that activity that took place prior to cutting the tools, but it is considerably more common today with the computer systems and software suites in use for modeling and the emphasis on Design for Six Sigma and time to market. All of these tools and methodologies are placing the focus on the final product performance, quality and cost and in so doing helping to again strengthen the manufacturing posture and job outlook of America and re-shore much of the work that was outsourced to save money. Whether of Military or U.S. vehicle manufacturing requirements, for the safety of our programs this work can and should stay in the United States when appropriate. This paper will develop better tools solutions, to provide better risk decisions which improve safety, budget, predictions, and time to market all toward improving risk identification to the systems engineering interface and to project management.