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Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

 

This Community is focused on providing a single source for the current body-of-practice, which include pointers to the latest in policy, guidance, and research covering various aspects, from an overarching to agency/service specific viewpoint; and remind the MOSA concept users and implementers that there are many aspects to properly instantiating MOSA for the benefit of DoD.

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Terms and Definitions
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MOSA Definitions

MOSA defined by law in 10 USC Subtitle A, PART V, Subpart F, CHAPTER 327, SUBCHAPTER I: MODULAR OPEN SYSTEM APPROACH IN DEVELOPMENT OF WEAPON SYSTEMS: §4401. Requirement for modular open system approach in major defense acquisition programs; definitions


 

MOSA for Contract Language
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What is the document to be used for contract language, for example in a Statement of Work (SoW) to be used to force the vendors to use MOSA.

Outside of Title 10 - is there or what is the best document to use, and is that document releasable to vendors? If not, what would be the best for that?

Intellectual Property and Data Rights
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Intellectual Property & Data Rights

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MOSA for Contract Language
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March 14, 2024 - 05:56pm

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What is the document to be used for contract language, for example in a Statement of Work (SoW) to be used to force the vendors to use MOSA.

Outside of Title 10 - is there or what is the best document to use, and is that document releasable to vendors? If not, what would be the best for that?

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Baugher, Duane… April 10, 2024 - 04:38pm

Try using DI-MGMT-82099 - Open System Management Plan (OSMP) in your SOW.  Having the contractor provide you their OSMP should afford you the opportunity to evaluate their use of MOSA and the compliance to Title 10.

UH-60V "MOSA-lite" Inside Defense article
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April 11, 2022 - 03:06pm

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​Interesting article about the upgrade of UH-60L models to V-models using Army-owned TDP and software.

UH-60V has 'MOSA-lite,' thanks to Army-owned IP | InsideDefense.com

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Events / Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

April 2024 MOSA for Defense Summit
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The Defense Strategies Institute’s MOSA for Defense Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Military Services, Industry, Academia, and other key stakeholders to discuss the warfighting imperative of implementing a modular open systems approach (MOSA) in the design, development, delivery, acquisition, and sustainment of modern warfighting systems.

The event will be held 17- 18 April at the National Harbor, MD. Registration required.

MOSA for Defense Summit
June 2024 MOSA Industry & Government Summit & Expo
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This year's MOSA Industry & Government Summit & Expo will be held 17-18 June 2024 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Learn how DoD is actively pursuing MOSA in the life cycle activities of its Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Automated Information Systems. This is a unique two-day gathering to connect with PEO leadership delivering funding briefs and program opportunities.

 

MOSA Government & Industry Summit & Expo

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AF Configuration and Data Management Digital Strategy Implementation Guide
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The latest (March 2024) AF Configuration and Data Management Digital Strategy Implementation Guide follows along Dr. Will Roper’s theme of the AF implementing the “Digital Trinity” – DE, MOSA, and AGILE.

AF Configuration and Data Management Digital Strategy Implementation Guide follows
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Recent AF Acquisition Instruction 63-101 (Feb 2024)
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The latest (Feb 16, 2024) AF Acquisition Instruction 63-101 significantly requires MOSA design, architecture, and model data along with digital artifacts and IP data to be delivered to the Government.

Department of the Air Force Instruction (DAFI) 63-101/20-101 Integrated Life Cycle Management Integrated Life Cycle Management
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MOSA Summit & Expo
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17-18 June 2024

Modular Open Systems Government & Industry Summit & Expo will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Visit the following website for registration details:  https://events.techconnect.org/MOSA_2024/

Call for Panel Proposals Deadline January 15, 2024

Call for MOSA Innovations Deadline January 26, 2024
 

Community Announcement / Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)
MOSA CoP Training & Useful Help Links
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MOSA CoP Training & Help Links:

Go to the upper right hand side of Home Page to access:

https://www.dau.mil/sites/governance-and-training/SitePages/Documents.aspx

CoP Tour

This link provides a DAU Communities Guided Tour and Overview  (video)

https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/2203981/uiconf_id/39997971/entry_id/1_ssui6nrz/embed/dynamic


DAU CoP Overview and Navigation

This link opens a webpage with useful Help Links and reference documents

https://www.dau.mil/sites/governance-and-training/SitePages/Community%20Overview%20and%20Navigation.aspx


Resources / Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

Terms and Definitions

MOSA Definitions

MOSA defined by law in 10 USC Subtitle A, PART V, Subpart F, CHAPTER 327, SUBCHAPTER I: MODULAR OPEN SYSTEM APPROACH IN DEVELOPMENT OF WEAPON SYSTEMS: §4401. Requirement for modular open system approach in major defense acquisition programs; definitions


 

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DoD Modular Open Systems Working Group

 

 

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Intellectual Property and Data Rights

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MOSA Training Links

CLE 019 Online Training (OLT) Modular Open Systems Approach

WSE 027 Agency Enrollment Workshop MOSA Awareness and Planning Workshop

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Policy and Guidance
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Service Specific MOSA Sites
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AF Configuration and Data Management Digital Strategy Implementation Guide
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The latest (March 2024) AF Configuration and Data Management Digital Strategy Implementation Guide follows along Dr. Will Roper’s theme of the AF implementing the “Digital Trinity” – DE, MOSA, and AGILE.

MOSA CLE019 DAU Online Training Slides
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CLE019 is a course that will describe the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) principles from a business and a technical perspective and provide program examples of successful MOSA implementation, as well as sources that can assist an organization in implementing MOSA. This course is designed to provide familiarization with lifecycle best practices for MOSA. It will present MOSA definition, major system components, major system interfaces, interface standards, Government and commercial standards, and other widely supported consensus-based standards. It will present the benefits of MOSA implementation and demonstrate how and when to adopt a MOSA. It will also describe the importance of MOSA for IP, Data and Data Rights. The course will provide examples on how to use MOSA, a trade study demonstrating the risks and benefits of implementing MOSA, and demonstration of data rights that the government needs to implement MOSA. The course will also describe the potential benefits of MOSA as well as highlight applicable DoD policy for the acquisition and management of MOSA and its importance to IP, Data and Data Rights.

DFARS SUBPART 227
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This section of the DFARS contains clauses and provisions for incorporation into contracts and Requests for Proposals critical to ensuring the government Rights in data are addressed. DFARS SUBPART 227  This section of the DFARS contains clauses and provisions for incorporation into contracts and Requests for Proposals critical to ensuring the government Rights in data are addressed.

IP Strategy Brochure (2015)
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2015 IP Strategy Brochure

OUSD Systems Engineering Guidebook
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OUSD Systems Engineering Guidebook

DI-MGMT-82099 Open Systems Management Plan (OSMP) Data Item Description (DID)
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DI-MGMT-82099 Open Systems Management Plan (OSMP) Data Item Description (DID) The essence of Open Systems Architecture (OSA) is an organized decomposition, using carefully defined execution boundaries, layered onto a framework of software and hardware shared services and a vibrant business model that facilitates competition. An Open Systems Management Plan (OSMP) describes the developer’s approach for using modular design, standards-based interfaces, and widely-supported, consensus-based standards to achieve these goals. The OSMP shall include a developer’s plans for a modular, open architecture, to include use of open interface standards and Technical Reference Frameworks (TRF); design and management of, and dependencies between, Computer Software Configuration Items (CSCIs); design information documentation; technology insertion; life cycle sustainability; treatment of proprietary or vendor-unique elements; and reuse of existing items. The OSMP includes a support plan for the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and provides the acquirer visibility into the developers’ open systems approach and implementation. This forms a basis for evaluation of a developer’s proposal and adherence to MOSA technical and business goals.

Apr 24, 2013, USD AT and L Memorandum for implementing Better Buying Power 2.0 http - - - bbp.dau.mil
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Apr 24, 2013, USD (AT&L) Memorandum for implementing Better Buying Power 2.0 (http://bbp.dau.mil) http://bbp.dau.mil

DoDI 8310.10 IT Standards in DoD
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This is the DoD instruction for IT Standards in DoD.

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