Open Systems Architecting: Introduction to Open Systems Architecting Solutions for Decision Makers
This course will serve as an introduction to the Open Architectures (OA) concept and its importance in meeting the critical challenges in systems design and acquisition. Many of today’s military acquisitions are complex systems that depend upon the latest advances in embedded computing, networking, and information technology. As required mission capability and technological advances increase at a faster pace, there is added emphasis on interoperability, portability, and scalability to field systems that meet warfighters’ needs. OA are published technical standards for both hardware and software that support modular designs. The aim is reducing acquisition cycle time and life cycle costs, facilitating rapid insertion of new hardware and software technologies, and mitigating the risks associated with diminishing manufacturing sources. This introductory course will focus on current and existing OA approaches while highlighting the benefits and challenges of implementing OA for specific applications from both a technical and non-technical perspective. In addition, the course will provide the necessary context to address such challenges as data rights, cybersecurity, and monitoring and assessing an OA implementation.
This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691. Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.
Available Classroom Sections
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Who Should Attend
Executive and mid-level managers as well as technicians and engineers
How You Will Benefit
Determine the extent to which an OA approach should be adopted for your particular problem application
Be able to formulate an OA strategy that includes both integration and procurement
Understand the requirements for creating tools to monitor and assess an OA implementation
Survey of previous and current OA software and hardware initiatives
Criteria for determining when an OA approach should/should not be adopted
Determining the correct level of openness for different problem applications
Addressing data rights, cybersecurity, and vendor proprietary concerns within an OA framework
The role of standards, specifications, compliance, and conformance
OA strategy development to address integration and procurement concerns
Tools for monitoring and assessing OA implementation
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