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White graduation cap icon CLE 019  Modular Open Systems Approach

Modular Open Systems Approach

This online training (OLT) course 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.





Those in the ETM and PM functional areas


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).