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Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration Announced for January 29, 2020

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:41 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

Sponsored by Representative Commands from Branches of the United States Armed Services, Members of the Media, Program Managers, and Embedded Computing Industry Guests Will Witness the Future of Defense Acquisition

Atlanta, GA – August 27, 2019 – The Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration – a new, exclusive event for the media, acquisition community and industry influencers, and hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia - announces it will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Open Architecture experts speaking include:

  • Mr. Michael J. Hackert, US Navy former Lead Engineer of the Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) team;
  • Dr. Ilya Lipkin, US Air Force Open Architecture Technical Expert and Chair of The Open Group's Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium Steering Committee; and
  • Mr. Jason Dirner, US Army Team Leader, Intel Technology and Architecture Branch, C5ISR Center.

Live demonstrations will guide the audience from Systems Acquisition and Integration, to Module Specification and Development, then Conformance (qualification), and finally, Open Systems Realization. Joining Tri-Service representatives in demos will also be industry vendors representing Industry and Government partnership with: CMOSS, HOST, SOSA and VITA standards development organizations spanning over 70 members (view members at

This unique showcase will demonstrate a greater maturity and acceptance of Open Architecture development. With FACE as well as standards defined through HOST, SOSA, CMOSS, several Army, Navy and Air Force representatives will reveal the ease of interoperability (exchange of hardware and software modules), faster incorporation of innovation and delivery of new capabilities (or replacement technology) to alleviate being forced into changing all components in an entire system. The growing market ecosystem achievement breaks decades-long barriers created by tightly integrated systems, thus allowing new capabilities to be transitioned orders of magnitude faster than the past” states Sally Bixby, Independent Consultant to NAVAIR PMA-209, and event coordinator for the TSOA-ID.

To learn more or request an attendee pass, register at For more details or to confirm a pass (seating is limited), email

Reference / Background

HOST – Hardware Open Systems Technologies standard. Initiated by the United States Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River, MD in 2014; version 4.0 published 14 August 2019

CMOSS – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Electronic Warfare (EW) Module Open Suite of Standards. Initiated by the United States Army’s Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (C5ISR Center) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds MD in 2013

SOSATM– The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium standard. Initiated by the United States Air Force’s Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and The Open Group SOSA Consortium. Incubated within FACETM– Future Airborne Computing Environment Consortium in 2015.

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